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A very good album that should appeal to more than your average metal fan.

Assignment were formed around the year 2000 by guitarist Goran Panic, the guy who is also the band's main song writer. They have two previous albums to their name and play a tight knit melodic progressive metal that has a lot of dramatic flair running through it. 'Inside Of The Machine' this time finds the band opting to perform a concept rock opera chock full of exciting musicianship and a stellar cast of vocalists helping to bring Assignment's songs to life. The story itself revolves around Nick (portrayed by Michael Bormann) whose subconscious struggles, battles with life and the role he wants to play in society drive the dark anger and angst of the story along. Joining Nick/Michael in the cast are Karsten Kaiser (ex- Angel Dust) as The Machine, Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen/Adagio) as The Preacher and Robin Beck as The Mistress!

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After the obligatory instrumental overture, opening song proper 'The Intrusion' gets things off to a fine start, with Bormann putting in his usual quality vocal performance on this highly melodic metal track, although for me this album works best when (as on a lot of the tracks) there are two singers playing off each other to get the best from the songs. 'I Am The Machine', 'Resistance', 'Love Between Heaven & Hell' and 'Ending Love' (two superb duets between Bormann and Beck) are all superbly arranged and draw out the best from each of the album's protagonists. So much so that you are soon drawn into Assignment's apocalyptic world and don't want to leave until you discover what happens to all involved. I have to say also that it's really nice to hear Ms Beck belting out superb vocals on some much harder material for a change.

Assignment have written an album of strong songs, with a great back story, which they have subsequently set to a potent musical score. Then they have added in some fantastic musicianship and a cadre of singers that readers of this magazine should always love to listening to.

A very good album that should appeal to more than your average metal fan.

Ian Johnson

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