Duskmachine is a German metal band that was formed back in 2004 and this is their second album. The singing duties for their latest album have been handled by Joe Commeau, who sang in the glorious third album “Master Control” of the mighty Liege Lord. “Master Control” is one of the greatest metal albums of all times and all the metal fans should try to buy it!!
Commeau has also played with Overkill and has sung with Annihilator. The drummer of Duskmachine is Randy Black who has also played for Annihilator. Now let’s get back to the album of Duskmachine which is power/thrash metal with a contemporary sound. Comeau’s vocals in Duskmachine are a bit modern for my ears. The album has a nice flow and it is quite good in general. I would say that the best tracks of the album are “I Feel No Pain”, “Bloodshed” and the beautiful ballad “My Empty Room” where Commeau shows that he can also sing in a melodic way. In “My Empty Room” there is also participation from Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes). In conclusion this is an interesting album that all the fans of powerful but not extreme metal should hear.