Death Machine was the sister band of
the two bands sharing the core of brothers Jasun and Troy
Tipton (guitar and bass, respectively) and drummer
Unlike a lot of side/secondary bands that sound exactly like the
more well-known group, Death Machine wasn't really about progressive
metal at all, though there was considerable musicianship on display.
Rather, the style here was a darker, far heavier style, with plenty
of crunchy, staccato riffs along the lines of a
A few interesting electronic effects gave a slight industrial
flavor, heightening the Fear Factory comparison, though these guys
were bit more technically minded and the Zero Hour progressive roots
did show at times, differentiating them from others in this field.
Vocalist Kirk had a harsh roar, yet never seemed to quite lapse into
monotonous metalcore shouting or untelligible death metal growls,
even though his style had a bit of both.
Both Death Machine and Zero Hour existed in tandem for some time,
but both have been discontinued.
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- Loss for Words
- Tangled Root
- Last Breath
- Mere Reflection
- Cycle of Conscience
- Mike Guy