April 22 2014
SUPERMACHINE, Concert Review – Cryptic Rock
Seether Kick off Tour at The Paramount Huntington, NY 4-18-14 – Posted By Mindy Ganz
On April 18th, kicked off hard rockers Seether kicked off their 2014 tour at Huntington Long Island’s The Paramount. The venue’s intimate setting, along with its history of great audience turnout, did not disappoint, and this Friday night Seether concert was no exception to the growing list of talented performers to grace their stage. Although well respected band Filter had dropped out of the evening’s line up, the fans did not allow this to discourage their enthusiasm, and were ready to rock.
Southern New Hampshire natives, Supermachine opened for Seether, and brought a strong presence in warming up the crowd. The band consists of vocalist David Nebbia, bassist Paul Jarvis, guitarist Jay Fortin and drummer Mike McNeil. Having shared a bill with Seether at prior shows, the duo was a familiar sight to the crowd, who were enthusiastic in their reception of the bands.
Supermachine has a strong and clean sound, best described as a blend of hard rock, grunge and 80’s metal. Their music definitely possesses potential for growth in the future. Nebbia provided consistent crowd interaction, and seemed to be a natural presence on stage. While still a young band, Supermachine’s songs do come across as repetitious at times, and this writer would like to see the band inject some variety to their sound. Overall, their performance was sharp and enjoyable. With some slight modifications, Supermachine has the potential to take the music industry by storm.
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Hoererlebnis.DE
The following review was translated from German to English with Google Translater, accuracy varies.
The four musicians from Southern New Hampshire added an electrifying album. Fat, rock-heavy and psychedelic guitars – accompanied by a bass with stoner rock ambitions – hunt through the album. Between small bass bridges that are sometimes quite enchanting of the time, but right to the point evoke the sound and thunderstorms continue to rush. Smarter singing shines throughout the sludgigen songs. With a certain permeability through the music they play, so you really will be little breath, always crashes immediately on the next piece – and on we go. In addition, the translucent vocals by David Nebbia integral part of the wall of sound. The voice remains in memory and highlights the positive album from the rock monotony out, calls for “listening again” on. Have previously played bass and guitar in “Scissor Fight” – a cool development. A really rich album with a deliciously smart cover design. Hörtipps are the opener “Solution”, “Heavy Bullet” and “Pill Cruise”. | U 84 | TN | Rating: 9/10
ORIGINAL POST – http://www.hoererlebnis.de/reviews.php?search=vdm&id=135
May 21, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Rootstime.BE
The following review was translated from Dutch to English with Google Translater, accuracy varies.
Rare guitars sounded fatter in their low tuned groove than on the debut album of the four-headed hard rocking collectively Super Machine from New Hampshire . Super Machine throws stoner , metal, blues and punk in their swirling pan and let us eleven songs long headbanging to our head strips out . Although this group saw the light only in 2011, they managed already to decorate at the famous in this genre Small Stone Records from Detroit in a contract. A listening of this record is sufficient to know why : Super Machine rocks the hell out of you!
From the first notes of ” Super Machine” you hear a solid band is at work here . A bit of history diving teaches us that they did not steal their name to the unique , heavy sound of guitarist Jay Fortin and the heavy bass of bassist Paul Jarvis , both founding members of the legendary stoner metal band Scissor Fight. Vellenmepper Mick McNeil , with the duo played together in Hemicuda , completes the rhythm section and finally makes the perfect match for this style voice of David Nebbia the group completely .
You can argue that where Scissor Fight ends , Super Machine just beginning . Their future looks promising with a totally unique sound and songs that groan under heavy guitar riffs , a tight rhythm section and monstrously aggressive , melodic vocals . Right from the opener ” Solution ” chops Super Machine mercilessly for you in a scorching dark guitar riff that supported also in its groove by a pumping rhythm section and the cutting voice of David Nebbia , not to stabbing in pretty harmonious Day after sung “Broken ” . What all this shows live is not difficult to predict as the frenzied guitar rhythms of ” Transformer ” you mercilessly with insleuren the moshpit . Handsome is the grunge feel they ” MT ” immerse and delicious funky blue lines that run through the scorching nuts stoner . If you think there is just a pause in the album comes with extensive on electric guitar tripping ” Flesh Farm” , is the four completely out of the sphere in an energetic screaming chorus and a rousing guitar line that guaranteed every concert let out of the roof . Ever a bluesy rockabilly sounding guitar line to give the ball to see a heavy stoner rocker ? Super Machine gets it done in the swirling ” Buffalo ” . The absolute hardest pill we get processed in under heavy bass beats groaning ” Pill Cruise ” while rocking bluesy ” Cruch ” delicious tears on a guitar sound that is full distortion rotates through your speakers as the blades of a helicopter . Super Machine can safely take a patent on this mix of blues rock and heavy stoner rock sound , because “Heavy Bullet ” shows in this respect again a winner in the solo passages and allows for an extra fresh note.
Super Machine shows on their debut album so really like a super machine and thunders in this heavy stoner – metal genre with its own sound from the speakers . It is even difficult to make references to other groups and this has to be the biggest plume is that you can stabbing . As a band on your hat
ORIGINAL POST – http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2013/MEI1/CD78.html
May 18, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Rockingboy Magazin
The following review is in German. You can translate the review here by copying and pasting into the Google Translator Here.
Das kleine und sehr feine Label Small Stone Records hat, mit den 4 New Hampshire Jungs, einen ganz dicken Fisch am Angelhaken , welcher, in naher Zukunft, für einiges an Aufsehen sorgen wird. Da lass ich mich auf die noch so verrückte Wette ein! SUPERMACHINE haben gleich mit ihrem Debüt ein sehr starkes, modernes Rockalbum eingespielt, welches sowohl dem klassischen Hardrock-, Slugde-, Grunge-, Blues-, Southern und Stoner Rock Fan gefallen und begeistern wird. Die Kerle haben einfach Balls, die so groß wie Medizinbälle sind und feuern ihre mächtig kraftvollen und abwechslungsreichen Songs, mit einer enormen Spielfreude, in Richtung des ahnungslosen Zuhörers. READ MORE
May 18, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Scott’s Music Reviews
I have never heard of this band. They are a four piece from New Hampshire and two of the guys played in Scissorfight. This record has 11 tracks in 41 mins. The opening track, Solution is pretty tuned down heavy riffing stuff with a great wah guitar at times. READ MORE
May 17, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Stormbringer, the Austrian Heavyzine
The following review is in German. You can translate the review here by copying and pasting into the Google Translator Here.
Das Quartett SUPERMACHINE bringt mit dem gleichnamigen Album ihr Debüt auf den Markt, unterstützt durch Small Stone Records. Elf Tracks finden auf der Scheibe Platz, Gitarre, Bass, Schlagzeug und Gesang bilden die klassische Rockbesetzung der Sludge-Metaller.
Der Silberling, den es natürlich auch auf Vinyl gibt, ist ein ziemlich fettes Metalbrett. Die Jungs schenken sich nichts, geben durchwegs Vollgas, ein richtig langsames Stück, eine Ballade sucht man vergebens. Hingegen bewegen sich alle Songs in einem sehr engen Temporange. Und das ist auch schon mein massivster Kritikpunkt. Das Album neigt beinahe zur Langeweile, weil vieles sehr ähnlich daherkommt.
May 16, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, CD Release Party Review – Seacoast Online
Bodies bounce about
Bowing floor-beams, flailing arms
May 13, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – SUBBA-CULTCHA
Built like a Sherman tank, here come Supermachine with some heavy, groove-laden rock! (Out 14.05.13)
It’s a commonly held theory that the ’70s was the decade when rock peaked. That’s a contentious point of view though as rock music from the ’90s is currently getting a re-appraisal as well as a make-over from a number of groove metal acts. READ MORE
May 09, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Christopher Hislop, Secoast Online
It has arrived! The self-titled debut full length from Seacoast rockers, Supermachine…; Eleven tunes that pack enough musical TNT into every track that you’re kept on your toes, guessing when the roof under which your listening is going to blow skyward. You know it’s imminent, and you welcome the moment — fist raised in similar fashion — in the air. READ MORE
May 08, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – the WIRE
Supermachine, supermachine.us: Speed serves Jay Fortin well on Supermachine’s self-titled debut album, an 11-song blend of metal and hard rock that blisters and detonates from track to track. Fortin, along with bassist Paul Jarvis, were founding members for the influential metal act Scissorfight.. READ MORE
May 1, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Incognito Music, Models, and More
OK, so recently I’ve featured a lot of heavy rock bands as the pick of the week. What can I say? There have been a lot of good heavy rock releases recently. Supermachine is another Small Stone artist that is bringing real (and real loud) rock and roll back to the people. You can admit it. You’ve missed music that makes you want to don your old sleeveless t-shirt and ripped jeans. Well, you don’t have to miss it anymore. READ MORE
April 26, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Daredevil Records
This is the self-titled album from New Hampshire based SUPERMACHINE. And with such a name I expected a huge heavy monster. But it has nothing to do with such Groove monsters like Deville or Dozer. Their sound has some comparison to bands like Metallica (Load-ear), Alice in Chains (vocals sometimes) or Warrior Soul. Some members played before in SCISSORFIGHT (bass and guitar) and have now a new monster band. READ MORE
April 15, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Metal Temple
Often when writing reviews, I am faced with the task of dissecting a bands sound, breaking it down to find comparisons to other bands. By doing that, you can describe to the listeners other artists that they resemble in sound and style. On occasion, you hit upon a band that sounds remarkably like one of your all-time favourite bands without them having anything at all in common with that said band. SUPERMACHINE is one of those bands.
While listening to the self titled album from this New Hampshire based band, I was struck by how much they reminded me of the band SPREAD EAGLE and WARRIOR SOUL. What also became apparent was that this was not a case of one band trying to emulate another. It’s ironic because I’m sure that SUPERMACHINE has probably never heard of either of the aforementioned bands due to their seminal status during the mid-90s Hard Rock hey days. READ MORE
April 14, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – We Rock.SE
The following review is in Swedish. You can translate the review here by copying and pasting into the Google Translator Here.
Historien säger att amerikanska SUPERMACHINE bildades i en nedlagd stridsvagnsfabrik, och det förvånar mig inte alls.
Den självbetitlade debuten har nämligen en tung doft av diesel och olja över sig. Musikaliskt klingar det som av en ohelig allians av så pass udda akter som gamla ALICE IN CHAINS och THE ALMIGHTY (med en viss herr Ricky Warwick som frontman, kanske ändå mest känd för sitt äktenskap med Headbanger’s Ball-Vanessa Warwick) och MONSTER MAGNET. READ MORE
April 11, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Allston Pudding Music Blog
by: Adam Parshall – The New Hampshire-based metal machine threw everything at us, their thumping low-end rock shaking TT’s to its foundations. To quote Tenacious D, “You can’t kill the Metal.” This was obviously true, as they ripped through a brain-pouding set that included songs like “Transformer.” They got bluesy with the Ram Jam-esque “Buffalo,” all the while keeping the heavy riffage flowing. With lead singer David Nebbia taking a page out of James Hetfield’s book, they dove into a heavy dose of thrash metal, with “Solution” and “Warlord.” Their closer, “Broken,” was a nonstop train of low-end guitar and bass riffs, backed by some of the loudest drums I had ever witnessed live. READ MORE (scroll down)
March 26, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Sludgelord
Hailing from the rock and roll super-hub of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (okay, maybe not), Supermachine plays a no-nonsense style of heavy rock n roll. Taking a page from Small Stone Records label mates Deville, Dixie Witch, Sun Gods in Exile, to name a few, Supermachine steps back into the 90s for inspiration. Black Crowes, whiffs of grunge and even heavier bands like Load-era Metallica are all detectable within the grooves of this record. READ MORE
February 23, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Heavy Planet
From the ashes of one kick ass rock band comes another, the long anticipated debut of Supermachine, whose members comprise much of what was once Scissorfight and is now one of the newest incarnations in an ever growing stable of ridiculously awesome rock music from Small Stone Records.
Supermachine”is one of those albums you instantly like because, well, because it’s good, and it’s instantly, obviously good. READ MORE
February 14, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – Sputnik Music
For a band that’s been around for less than two years, forming at the end of 2011, Supermachine is a really strong debut. The US hard rock/stoner metal band feels focused and manages to churn an entire full length without feeling rushed or undone. It’s no wonder they got a record contract from Small Stone so fast.
February 10, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – SODA SHOP
I don’t know about you guys but I usually take the time to check out the new stuff coming out of Small Stone Records. Their production standards, merchandise, and trade mark hard riffing guitar sound in many ways set or keep pace with any of the bands and labels in the genre. Supermachine is no exception. Hailing from New Hampshire,Supermachine easily fits on any bill that would feature fellow label mates from SS’s Eastern tribe Backwoods Payback, Gozu, and especially Sun God’s in Exile. Recorded at SS’s go to house of sonic frequency, Mad Oak Studio’s Benny Grotto once again produced and engineered a crushing record. READ MORE
February 5, 2013
SUPERMACHINE, Album Review – TEMPLE OF PERDITION
Out from New Hampshire, an American state usually pretty quiet, SUPERMACHINE is a quatuor formed -by two ex-members of Scissorfight- just a little bit more than a year ago and they’re about to see their 1st album unleashed shortly by Small Stone Rds, (something that would sound like a fairytale for many bands) !!! I already see some readers interest increasing seriously and -generally- that’s indeed a serious guarantee of quality to be signed on this legendary label… READ MORE
September 12, 2012
NEW ENGLAND CONCERT REVIEWS and PHOTOGRAPHY – SUPERMACHINE at the RISE ABOVE FEST 2012
Supermachine’s biography chronicles nothing but immediate chemistry, as guitarist, Jay Fortin and bassist, Paul Jarvis, both founding members of the band Scissorfight, brought drummer, Mike “Mick” McNeil on board, due to their collective encounter with the band, Hemicuda. This threesome unit created the components of Supermachine, who were ready to take on the massive vocals of David Nebbia. Deliberate bass leads, steady timing and strong vocals, describe the locomotive rumble that this Supermachine creates to deliver their unique sound. Read More here by Bridgette
Check out pictures of the concert by Micah Gummel here.
February 16, 2012
Supermachine: Awesome is an understatement
It’s not often you experience overwhelming anticipation among a sea of bodies ready to enter the throes of fist pumping rock ‘n’ roll. On Friday, Feb. 3, that feeling radiated throughout Dover Brick House at such a feverous degree, it’s a surprise the floor didn’t catch fire before the first chord was struck. READ MORE