The Machinist are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of industrial and blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "I Am Void" which will be released in December.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some grim sounding spoken word parts before going into a very fast and brutal musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also mixes in a great amount of industrial elements. Synths can also be heard in some parts of the songs along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style along with some spoken word parts also returning on the later songs.
One of the tracks is also an instrumental along with some of the drum beats also being programmed as well as some of the faster riffing also utilizing tremolo picking, a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Religion and Darkness themes.
In my opinion The Machinist are a very great sounding mixture of industrial and blackened death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Skin Is Not Enough" "Death Cults Of Abraham" and "Schwarzschild Radius". 8 out of 10.