Saviour Machine is an avant-garde/gothic/opera metal band from California, USA, formed in 1989. The band is known for its epic music and lyrics that deal with the End Times. Saviour Machine is particularly popular in Germany and has performed at Wacken Open Air festival in 1997. Later, the band became known for its ambitious Legend trilogy.
In 1993, Saviour Machine signed with Frontline Records, a Christian rock record label, and released their first full-length album under the Intense Records imprint, Saviour Machine I. The album's lyrics deal with personal experiences, observations, and the spiritual struggle to maintain faith through the darkest periods of life. Additional content is specifically based on scriptures found in the Book of Revelation. Other portions are surreal and sometimes confrontational, dealing with political and social statements, structures and powers. Musically, the band had developed a guitar-driven rock music sound, featuring melodic riffs and extensive solos from Jeff Clayton.