15 Years after these Orebro, Sweden guys first started playing skatepunk, they have changed their sound quite a bit. Ever since “Pennybridge Pioneers” the band sounds more like a solid rock band than anything else. And that has never been more true than on “Machine 15”. Not that it’s a bad thing because their sense of melody and the catchy choruses they’ve always written still work even when not supported by lightning-fast rhythms.
And whether you’re talking about the string section on “Done Is Done” or the glorious “Who’s Laughing Now”, you gotta hand it to the Swedes… they’ve done it again! And along with a superb production job by Lou Giordano (Taking Back Sunday, Sunny Day Real Estate,…), “Machine 15” makes me hope Millencolin will be around for 15 more years.