Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Blackening by Machine Head, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Blackening

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

iTunes Review

On The Blackening, Machine Head boldly balance sonic brutality with compositional complexity. While straight-ahead thrashers “Wolves” and “Aesthetics of Hate” are bare-knuckled cage matches, the band also incorporate a slew of progressive tactics, including suite-like songs, ingeniously shifting rhythms and interwoven guitar solos. Ten-minute opener “Clenching the Fists of Dissent” announces their ambitious approach with a mix of anti-establishment rancour and dizzying changes. “A Farewell to Arms” is equally intricate (and awesome), and shows off Machine Head’s atmospheric side.


Formed: 1992 in Oakland, CA

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Influential West Coast heavy metal quartet Machine Head formed in 1992 around the talents of ex-Vio-Lence guitar players Robert Flynn and Phil Demmel, bass player Adam Duce, and drummer Chris Kontos. Their D.I.Y. work ethic, aggressive playing, and relentless self-promotion eventually landed them a deal with Roadrunner Records, a relationship that would extend all the way through 2005. Their blistering debut, 1992's Burn My Eyes, blended the powerful, modern attack of Pantera and Alice in Chains...
Full bio
The Blackening, Machine Head
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.


Influenced by this Artist