The Soviet Machines // The Soviet Machines // Album Review
Having tried to break the scene since 2006, including a ten-year break, The Soviet Machines have finally managed to do so with their amazing debut album “The Soviet Machines” an indie-Esque rocker with a fine punk feel.
“Get Your Kicks” gets proceedings underway with a cool beat that explodes into a real banger, gritty riffs, thumping drums and rumbling bass are the order of the day as they lay the foundations for the rest of the album, an absolute cracker. “You Should Kill Me” opens with a blasting drum beat and riff that sets a high tempo for the track, aided by a funky little riff that runs throughout, which will worm its way into your brain, while Swagger’s vocals are excellent and set the tone for the song. “Baby We’re Gonna Die” is laden with heavy riffs and drums while the bass buzzes beneath it all, it has an edgier feel and packs a big punch. “Two Shots (To The Back Of The Head)” is probably the best track on the album, a fast punchy number that has it all, pounding drums, sweet riffs and thumping bass all backed up by Swaggers brilliant singing but most of all its downright infectious, I can guarantee you will be singing this to yourself for a long time to come. “All We Are” is another song with a big kick and you can imagine when live shows return crowds roaring along to this as it has a real anthemic rebellious feel as the title suggests, another of their funky riffs and perpetual drums to get it’s hooks into you from the outset while the vocals from Swagger and Salsbury are insane a massive track. “Better Way” opens with a heavy bass that drives the song, ably assisted by thick riffs and drums as Swagger snarls over it all with a two-fingered sonic assault, another cracker. “Bittersweet Angel” closes the album and shows that not only can these guys go hard and heavy but the can also tone it down a bit showing a softer side while still packing a punch.
This has to be hands down one of the best debut albums I have heard in a long, long time, these guys have set a seriously high bar for everyone else, it is hard to poke holes on this album as each track is pure quality
“The Soviet Machines” is out everywhere now via DC-Jam Records.
The Soviet Machines are:
Jack Swagger Vocals/Guitars
Marcus Jones Drums
Rich Salsbury Bass/Vocals
Minneapolis Rockers – The Soviet Machines Drop Self-Titled Debut Album- Now Streaming Everywhere
Produced By Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Afghan Whigs)