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Editors’ Notes

After the epic grandeur and perfection of The Blackening, Machine Head delivers Unto the Locust, an album that lives up to its deserved reputation. The band doesn’t waste ideas here or water down its best ones; it hits everything dead-on, and the welcomed complexity is a great relief for a genre often hampered by groups unable to break free from self-imposed rules and limits. At seven and a half minutes, “Locust”, like many tunes here, starts with melodic introspection before tearing the listener’s head off with vicious guitar riffing and demanding drum rhythms. “This Is the End” kicks up dirt while sneaking past some of the most intricate and tuneful guitar lines heard in modern metal. Produced by leader Robert Flynn, the sound is no-nonsense and in your face, like an intense closeup where one can make out every little scratch and instrumental piece. The special edition is an even greater value; it features three bonus cuts, including an acoustic, stripped-down take on the album’s most sensitive track, “Darkness Within”.

Customer Reviews

Brilliant just brilliant

Do not listen to the haters who have given this album a bad review. the uniqueness of this album is just supurb- its really refreshing to see a band evolve from album to album as machine head have done with this. One of their best pieces of work- will be listening to this over and over again.

Unto the Locust

Machine Head back to its bests...buy for Be still and know..awesome..

better than the Blackening?

I'd say not, but then again I'd rank The Blackening along side Master of Puppets and Reign in Blood. Is this album good? Hell yes! The opener is immense, Locust is brutal and Darkness within is epic. There is not a wasted note on this album. If you love metal you should own this.

Biography

Formed: 1992 in Oakland, CA

Genre: Rock

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...
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