Former Destillery singer Florian Reimann, guitarists Sasch Machyne (Saintsbleed, ex-Steelshock and Highway Killer) and Reaper Ulrich (Highway Killer), bassist Vince Icopro had a new project in 2017 called Command The Machyne. The band released its self-titled debut album in collaboration with Pest Records in the summer.
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Featuring several scene veterans it shouldn't be surprising that this debut takes the listener back decades. The first impression is that Command The Machyne are into anthemic heavy metal. Burn 'Em has the requisite solo, chorus and proclaims that all hell will break loose. Sarah's Heart is a story of organ donation and its effect on the recipient. Florian Reimann and co definitely present unusual lyrics on this second song Emerge is Painkiller inspired. Drenched In Pain speaks of mankind's pain and failure. Musically the song feels somewhat like something Tad Morose would be performing although Command The Machyne is not a power metal band. Prisoners Of Time has Reimann grunting for some reason. He tries to abandon his higher notes without too much success. Stones is the Iron Maiden influenced part of the album. A song called Reaper might be expected to be faster or heavier and this is somewhat true. Sasch Machyne and Reaper Ulrich, both on guitars, combine well. Kingdom's Prayer is the Manowar interlude of the album. River Of Life is again heavier and more consistently heavy metal. The King is a tribute to Reimann's father and the CD booklet includes what looks like a childhood image of the singer with his father. An all acoustic gloomy Shadows closes this release. – Anna Tergel