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.
Stacked full of thick bass, chunky guitar tones, Mad Oaks crushing drum tone, Supermachine has made a steady as she goes modern rock album. Some people kind of get up in arms about that term these days (ironic, right?), but in all reality it is a compliment. Many bands call for a revolution in “modern rock” and hide in the sludge and mire of 70′s rock worship. That’s all fine and dandy, but it misses the point. The band hugs through 11 songs; all of which clock in between the 3 and 4 minute mark. Supermachine is set up for radio domination…if only Clear Channel wasn’t a Bill Hick’s joke…especially with the catchy and melodically overdriven vocals of Dave Nebbia. Since rock radio is a joke and you obviously take the time to find music, this record won’t disappoint many fans of hard rock, unless of course you don’t like kick ass guitar driven hard rock.
Supermachine’s ‘S/T’ release is available for download on Small Stone’s Bandcamp and will be released on CD May 14.
You can give it a spin for free, why not check it out?