Praises to the War Machine

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Praises to the War Machine
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Studio album by Warrel Dane
Released April 25, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Progressive metal, thrash metal, groove metal
Length 50:04
Label Century Media
Producer Peter Wichers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Praises to the War Machine is the debut and only solo release/album by heavy metal vocalist Warrel Dane from Nevermore, released on April 25, 2008. The album was produced by Peter Wichers, who was tapped by Dane to work on the album while Wichers was still a member of Soilwork. After leaving that band in 2007, Wichers co-wrote the album with Dane and played on eight of its tracks. Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren and former Himsa guitarist Matt Wicklund also played on the album. Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis and the band's touring guitarist at the time Chris Broderick make guest appearances, along with James Murphy, who had performed on the Nevermore album This Godless Endeavor. Praises to the War Machine includes two cover songs, The Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection" and "Patterns" by Paul Simon. Dane had previously covered a Simon song on Nevermore's album Dead Heart in a Dead World.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Warrel Dane and Peter Wichers except where indicated

  1. "When We Pray" - 3:38
  2. "Messenger" - 3:58
  3. "Obey" - 3:14
  4. "Lucretia My Reflection" (Andrew Eldritch) - 4:38
  5. "Let You Down" - 3:53
  6. "August" - 3:48
  7. "Your Chosen Misery" 4:09
  8. "The Day the Rats Went to War" - 3:37
  9. "Brother" - 3:23
  10. "Patterns" (Paul Simon) - 4:00
  11. "This Old Man" - 3:43
  12. "Equilibrium" - 3:52 (Dane/Wicklund)
  13. "Everything Is Fading" - 4:05 (Limited edition bonus track)


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  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Warrel Dane Praise to the War Machine review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 

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