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Rise of the Great Machine

(Members Of Converge)

Undecided 11

Released on February 13, 2001

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The debut album from this scorching new combo piloted by principal CONVERGE songwriters JASON BANNON and KURT BALLOOU, along with fellow visionaries RYAN PARKER and SETH BANNON. Nineteen songs that rumble forth with both a fragile, melodic beauty and a thunderous sonic roar.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 8 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Rise Of The Great Machine  0%
2 Flight Of Vultures  0%
3 I Am Legend  8%
4 Declaration One  0%
5 Above You  8%
6 The War We'll Never Win  0%
7 Vicious Circles  0%
8 By The Roadside  0%
9 I Am Oblivion  8%
10 Treading In The Wake Of It All Voted #2  13%
11 Below You  8%
12 Bitter Cold Voted #3  13%
13 A New Day A New Loss  4%
14 Fireflies Light The Way Voted #1  25%
15 Remember My Name  0%
16 A New Precipice Before Us  4%
17 Declaration Two  0%
18 Reign Of The Great Machine  8%
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Travis from Powell, WY 
Jan 27 2006 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Another great record from Jake Bannon and Kurt Ballou in the form of Supermachiner. This record has some very small elements of Converge, but very ambient and instrumental...Almost like a much darker Sigur Ros. "Fireflies Light the Way" is a totally amazing are many other tracks on the record. I recommend listening to this record from front to back to get the full effect of the music.

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Jeremy from Cape May Court House, NJ 
Mar 21 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Really good cd. I was thrown off at first. Didn't expect it to be so chill. Definately a good buy though. Just don't think you're getting a Converge CD. I love this album though. Get it.

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David from Baytown, TX 
Dec 13 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This album is brilliant, I was quite suprised at the soundscapes. There is some converge-ish style on here, but its not really a vocal album. You can't just listen to one track at a time, you have to listen to it as a whole. If you are reading reviews for this cd, just go ahead and buy it; even if you don't like converge, which would be a sin.

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Justin from Wellington, FL 
Sep 30 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This CD is sick. If you are an artist pick this up. It is experimental but it will get your creative juices flowing. Nothing like converge but you sure can hear some of their style through out the CD.Big Bannon fan? Big Balloou fan? Than buy this CD, YOU wont be upset.

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John from Old Saybrook, CT 
Dec 17 2002 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This album is unbelievable. It blew my mind when I listened through it, and #14 is definetely the best song on the album. I expected more hard music from the geniuses of converge, but i believe this is even better (if saying that is not a sin). Very good if you are depressed, but if you new to Converge or Supermachiner i suggest Converge-Petitioning the Empty Sky because it is the most emotional music i have ever heard in my life. FUCK DMX.

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Michael P. from Hagerstown, MD 
Sep 27 2002 Rating: 3/5 Stars

This is pretty good, but I think I was expecting more from the guys in Converge. Oh well. Still pretty solid though for what it is. You kind of have to take the whole album in as a whole.

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Lisa from Brooklyn, NY 
May 5 2002 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is really different but amazing, along the lines of tool in some ways. Jacob Bannon does vocals and guitars, Kurt Ballou is a genius. Not much of a vocal album. Very good.

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Richard from London, United Kingdom 
Mar 6 2002 Rating: 4/5 Stars

oh my god, is this really kurt ballou and jacob bannon from converge? this is brilliant but don't expect jane doe volume 2 as you won't find it here. this is brilliant but definitely not in the noisy converge kind of way, in fact i think it bares a close resemblance to the appleseed cast's low level owl releases. so yes this is pretty much experimental stuff with floaty soundscapes and a wide range of instruments. if you fancy something different then this is a good start.

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