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Review: Steel Prophet - The God Machine
Steel Prophet
The God Machine

Label: Rock of Angels Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 40:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: August 14, 2019
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The God Machine

Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

The God Machine is the ninth studio album from L.A.'s Steel Prophet, a band I've reviewed a couple of times in the past, and what we get this time around is a return to the band's ass-kicking roots. From the opening riff of the title track Steel Prophet bombard you with fat, crunchy guitars, bellowing bottom end and pounding drum work, tied together by the classic metal delivery of R. D. Liapakis who replaces original vocalist Rick Mythiasin. Stepping into the shoes of a well-known predecessor is never easy but Liapakis brings plenty of experience (he's also in Mystic Prophecy) and bends the vocal lines to his indominable will and owns every one. The songwriting is consistently excellent led by the title track, "Crucify" and "Fight, Kill" which stick around like they were coated with super glue. The God Machine is not breaking any boundaries but does crunchy power metal right. If metal in the vein of Mystic Prophecy and Black Majesty, with a touch more European heft to it, lights the lamp for you, do not pass on The God Machine.

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