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Saviour Machine - Legend Pt. III:I (10/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: Gothic Metal
Label: Massacre Records
Playing time: 78:27
Band homepage: Saviour Machine


  1. Twelve Hundred Sixty Days
  2. Revelation 13
  3. Legend III:I
  4. The Ancient Serpent
  5. Abomination Of Desolation
  6. Image Of The Beast
  7. Antichrist III: The King Of Babylon
  8. The Final Holocaust
  9. Two Witnesses
  10. Three Angels
  11. Four Trumpets
  12. The Locusts
  13. The Sixth Judgement
  14. The Dead Sea
  15. Rivers Of Blood
  16. The Plague And The Darkness
  17. The Fall Of Babylon
  18. The End Of The Age
Saviour Machine - Legend Pt. III:I
Wow, finally SAVIOUR MACHINE have foudn their old strengths again. Because, hand on heart, the debut „Saviour Machine“ and „II“ have been the highlights of the extraordinary band around the charismatic singer Eric Clayton. Their last albums just didn't work with me, seemed to be to lengthy and diddifult to digest. This is not the case here, because SAVIOUR MACHINE have more power and darkness again!

The depressing theme of the album, Armageddon and the return of Jesus Christ just needed a darker set of sounds! But they also have turned more progressive and more bombastic. Especially the Metalheads amongst you will love to hear that there are a good portion of heavier guitars again. Now this all sounds great, but should not make us forget that we have a raelly complex piece of art in front of us! Enemies of the band won't even have to bother to listen to this one. SAVIOUR MACHINE consequently do their thing and have created a truly impressive and original epos.

Best example is a song like “Revelation 13”, a monumental song, which just oozes with pure magic. It’s been a long time that I’ve heard such a dramatic song! The moods that this song emanates make you feel like life and death, like day and night, like love and hate at the same time. I could hit myself that I’ve only got the promo without lyrics… Gotta have to buy it, but for a masterpiece like this no price is too high! And I am really shocked that with a playing time of almost 80 minutes there is not even a single filler on this album! These arrangements are just fantastic and breath-taking!

And over everything thrones the incomparable voice of Eric, who delivers his masterpiece here. All of this makes this album a jewel, an essential buy, the best album of the band so far. Of course you also have to be in the right mood for this, no question! Divine!

Ralf Henn

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