Wolverine - Machina Viva
Label: Sensory Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
The Swedish band Wolverine is a Progressive Rock formation that released their album ‘Machina Viva” this year.
As a first listen it may demand a bit of your patience. If you expect a lot of intensive and exciting moments this album may not be one that hits you directly. To find the intensity you will need to spend some more time with it. And it demands even more time from you than it did with the album “Communication Lost”, which was a true beauty for us to discover after we spend many hours with it. The songs are long and sometimes also feel long. Maybe taking a bit too long to get to the point, but in the essence these Swedish guys are not breaking away too far from the standard they brought in years ago. It’s the atmosphere that takes you on that trip with them and with “Machina Viva” they do this again. The strength once again comes from the beautiful riffs that are not even that much in the spotlights, it takes ones pure attention to find it.
The album has a mellow touch which gives the impression that it listens easily, but if you really want to hear this album, you need to dig deeper into it. Then, you’ll find the treasure.
01. The Bedlam Overture
03. Pile Of Ash (ES335 Version)
04. Our Last Goodbye
06. When The Night Comes
09. Pile Of Ash (Cello Version) (bonustrack)