Mechina - Acheron



7.9 | 90 votes |
Release date: 1 January 2015
Style: Industrial death metal

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01. Proprioception
02. Earth-Born Axiom
03. Vanquisher
04. On The Wings Of Nefeli
05. The Halcyon Purge
06. Lethean Waves
07. Ode To The Forgotten Few
08. The Hyperion Threnody
09. Adrasteia
10. Invictus Daedalus
11. The Future Must Be Met

Line-up
David Holch - vocals
Joe Tiberi - guitar, programming
Steve Amarantos - bass

Guest musicians
Mel Rose - vocals

Additional info
Artwork: Daniel McBride [Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, After the Burial]

Guest review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.4
The past 3 years have been celebrated with the arrival of a new Mechina album, making the symphonic industrial-tinged metallers one of the more prolific metal bands around. Whilst remaining within their definitive sound, the band has just about avoided excessive repetition and staved off musical fatigue, yet one wonders whether this regular output might ultimately impact upon the quality of the music produced.

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published 26.02.2015 | Comments (3)

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03.01.2015 - 15:53
Zap
Phlegmish
Same deal as every year basically. Except this time I couldn't be bothered to actually listen to the end. I still like their "idea" but if they don't work on writing better songs they will fade away into obscurity.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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03.01.2015 - 22:23
Rating: 7
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Zap on 03.01.2015 at 15:53

Same deal as every year basically. Except this time I couldn't be bothered to actually listen to the end. I still like their "idea" but if they don't work on writing better songs they will fade away into obscurity.

I sort of feel the same way when listening to this. Though I really enjoyed Empyrean and thought they could get better, but they seem to stay on the same path with their songwriting.
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03.01.2015 - 22:33
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by CyberSymphony on 03.01.2015 at 22:23

I sort of feel the same way when listening to this. Though I really enjoyed Empyrean and thought they could get better, but they seem to stay on the same path with their songwriting.

Yeah, pretty much. I still like this, but it's getting old after 3 albums of exactly the same thing.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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07.01.2015 - 20:32
s_t_s
Conqueror is enough for me to enjoy Mechina. Will maybe give this album a try but from what I've read, it sounds like any other Mechina album : not bad at all but always the same...
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19.01.2015 - 12:10
Rating: 5
Koen Smits
Doesn't do it for me. I was a bit interested so I listened to the album a couple of times but no, this is boring as hell and way to clean.
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RIP: Frank Vandenbroucke (6 nov 1974 - 12 oct 2009)

Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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27.01.2015 - 16:56
Rating: 6
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
The formula is getting old...
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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11.02.2015 - 16:28
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
I like the 4th track "On The Wings Of Nefeli" a lot. Sounds different from the usual Mechina to me. Anyway, I don't mind Mechina doing more of the same, because they do it well, and it's not like one would spend the whole year listening to only Mechina =P
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loves 小巫
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28.03.2015 - 18:27
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
I'm highly enjoying this, but I've heard very little of their stuff before. I can understand this getting tedious real quick if all the songs are the same on album after album. In fact, as cool as this is, I'm not sure I'll last till the end of the album. May make excellent background music though! Now that I say that I realize I feel like I'm listening to a kick ass soundtrack; not an album. Still, kick ass nonetheless!
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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28.03.2015 - 18:51
Zap
Phlegmish
Written by Susan on 28.03.2015 at 18:27

I feel like I'm listening to a kick ass soundtrack

Funny you say that, since this band always reminded me a lot of Mass Effect 2's soundtrack, but with vocals and some heavy guitars.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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28.03.2015 - 19:11
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
Written by Zap on 28.03.2015 at 18:51

Written by Susan on 28.03.2015 at 18:27

I feel like I'm listening to a kick ass soundtrack

Funny you say that, since this band always reminded me a lot of Mass Effect 2's soundtrack, but with vocals and some heavy guitars.


Yes! This album makes me want to play video games or battle-themed board games
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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28.03.2015 - 19:23
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
End result: I made it through the album and loved it.

The few times I've heard them in the past I remember thinking "wow, this is great!" and then being bored 2 songs later. THIS album had a great arc, awesome energy, and was nicely varied enough to avoid any boredom. The "soundtrack" intensity we mentioned above was a vital element. from me.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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18.01.2017 - 01:37
EmeraldSword
Wow... I'm surprised no one said anything about the song "Earth-Born Axiom." That has the be one of the most impressive industrial metal songs I've ever had. That song rocked my socks off.
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