One Machine was created out of the desire of guitar player Steve Smyth (ex-Vicious Rumors, Nevermore, Testament and Forbidden) to create a more organic heavy metal band rooted on the old concepts of the genre, but with a fresh attitude towards the genre itself. Their first album,The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth, was released in 2014. This year they returned with a revamped line up and a new album under their belt titled; The Final Cull.
The Final Cull is a powerful album that has this organic and driven sound from beginning to end that it’s just break the album apart from the herd of albums released this year so far. Perhaps because it was recorded live (as everyone on the room playing the songs through). The music of One Machine could be described as a mix between Progressive Metal and Thrash Metal with Heavy Metal vocals. Each song on this album has a different level of heaviness, whether it’s Forewarning, the song that opens the album with several furious and devastating riffs, to the title track, The Final Cull, which is a more melodic song driven by powerful guitar riffs. One Machine, has the potential to bring something different to the prog/thrash scene with their direct approach to music.
Currently the band is promoting their new album The Final Cull, and leading a Indiegogo campaign in order to raise funds to cover some of the production, PR campaign, and tour costs. Check out the campaign HERE
The Age Of Metal recently had the pleasure to speak with Steve Smyth about the new album, the recording process, the new line up, and their plans for the rest of the year.