Drawing influence from experimental bands by the likes of Tool, Opeth, Radiohead and Devin Townsend with a pounding electro and pop edge, “Opus of a Machine” pushes the creative boundaries of alternative, progressive rock. With a large plethora of musical heroes, Opus of a Machine blends technical proficiency and raw emotion, bridging the gap between the two. The first single, Parallels displays the more pop-orientated, hard-hitting side of Opus of a Machine, melding mechanical and electronic aesthetics with dense and introspective hard-rock orchestration.
SMOWS was started in 2008 by Alex as a one-man project. In rare 2013 Eugene Ihnatenko joined band as a lead vocalist. In 2013-2014 the band released some demo albums and EP's, as well as one music video. Eugene left band in spring 2014 due to family issues. In late 2014 Egor Mitskevich of Dead Stars Avenue was recruited as new leading vocalist. In December after successfull undeground shows he was confirmed to be the lead vocalist on upcoming records.
Smows were disbanded im May 2015 after another one departure of vocalist, bassist and drummer. Alex is now working on a solo studio project.