Olaf Thörsen comments on each song on the album The Perfect Machine
The Perfect Machine is a concept album.Because of the story and its development,
as i cared a lot to make people be capable of following the story step
by step, I decided to include a short track by track in the
booklet, where you can already find the explanation of the lyrics above
the top of each one. So, for any reference to the story , I ask you to
check it out on our website www.visiondivine.com.
Musically talking,I really believe this is the album in which we explored
almost every kind of genre, as we move from power to progressive, from
trash to heavy metal.
Perfect Machine - Its the opening song and also the title
track. We strongly wanted to present ourselves and the whole album in
the best way,and this came out to be a perfect song, as it
includes most of the atmospheres we are used to play as Vision Divine.
Fast, aggressive, with a catchy chorus and a total change of mood in the
middle which opens to a quiet before the storm. People shown to love this
song as much as we do, and it is also a perfect song to be used for opening
our live shows.
Day Of A Never-ending Day - Ok we go a little deeper into prog
metal here, but as ialways do, id like to specify we are not a prog
band in the
meaning of Dream Theater or similars. In this song there is a lot of my
typical way of writing music, as ii absolutely love to move from Heavy
Guitars to acoustical parts and then go back again to heavy parts. This
song perfectly represents the way I intend my music, and its probably
my favourite one from this album, with one of my favourite solos i played
Blood - A strange song which turned out to be one of the most interesting
ones. People absolutely love the starting guitar riff, and the mix between
the trash metalstyle of the verse,the Hard-Rock chorus and the progressive
special parts before the solos makes this song one of the most complete
we ever wrote, which gives a great idea about what Vision Divine are nowadays.
Of Fear - well this is Hard Rock, no doubt about it. We always
have a catchy song in every our album and this is the one here. After
pushing so hard on the accelerator or going throughout odd beats, we really
need something like this song to relax a little,and i bet people need
Is Dead - This is definitely a Power Metal song, fast double Kick,
a speedy guitar riff, solo duel between guitars and keyboards. Well, this
is coming from our past, and we decided to include something like this
to show we are not trying to cancel our past. The chorus here its
one of the best ones that Michele ever sang.
Sun - There is a strange story behind this song, as we really had
no idea about how it would have been souding till the very end of the
mix. We originally started trying to realize a ballad, but it definitely
turned out to something different, which sounds really good by the way.
The piano parts are often interrupted by heavy guitars, and once again
this is something i definitely love. The atmosphere here is something
different from typical Heavy Metal and this makes this song even more
In 6048 - Well, a classic acoustic ballad with a surprise at the
end ,where it totally changes to a different style as if it was divided
in 2 chapters. Its already considered a classic by our fans, and
i personally love the change of rythm of the progressive part at the end
of the song.
River - We though we went really close to trash metal when we
started writing this song, and it was sounding completely different before
completing it. At the end we got even surprised to see/hear how does it
perfectly fit to our style. Of course you wont find much of that
trashy attitude anymore, which is meant in a good way: it
looks like we are capable of giving our personal print to anything we
write, and i mean this with no arrogance at all, and this makes really
interesting to write something a little distant from our typical sound
as . A crazy song, with a fast rythm and a very melodic chorus.
That You've Gone - The best way to close a concept. The song starts
really slow, and Michele sings so aggressive as never before.
Then everything goes crazy , there is a long instrumental
part with some very complicated insert in it The whole atmosphere is really
Heavy and dark, but the chorus opens to a good melody which brings the
story to its end.
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