Savage Machine are a band from Denmark that plays a very old school and traditional form of heavy metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "Through The Iron Forest".
A very melodic and 80's style of heavy metal starts off the ep with the music having a heavy Iron Maiden influence in both the riffs and leads and after the short intro the music sticks to a pure and true style of metal as well as adding in some clean singing power metal vocals and the music also sticks to mostly a slow to mid paced direction.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the band also seems to be heavily influence by both the American and German power metal scenes of the 80's which can be heard throughout the recording while the production gives the music a more up to date feeling and on one of the alter tracks there is a brief use of clean playing.
Savage Machine goes back to the 80's style of heavy and power metal on this recording creating some music that captures the melody and aggression of the glory days of true metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes along with a touch of sci fi on one of the tracks as well as one song being written about metal.
In my opinion Savage Machine are a very great sounding mixture of power and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Iron Forest" and "The Final March". 8 out of 10.