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The Burning Red

Machine Head

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Album Review

Machine Head's third album finds them sounding a bit looser and less constricted musically than they have in the past, but their aggro-metal with funk overtones is still plenty dense and emotionally claustrophobic. Aided by modern metal producer extraordinaire Ross Robinson (who has also helped Korn and Limp Bizkit get in touch with their inner Lemmy), Machine Head continues to explore themes of alienation, loss, and abuse, but singer/guitarist Robert Flynn is singing a bit more this time out; on "Silver" he almost croons. Unfortunately, while his up-tempo bellow is pleasantly generic, his singing voice and delivery both sound like they were lifted directly from middle-period Eddie Vedder. Flynn and the rest of the band are actually at their best in funky, hip-hop mode, as on "Enter the Phoenix" and the early section of "From This Day." Amazingly, they also deliver a respectful cover of the Police's "Message in a Bottle," one which, disappointingly, adds little more than crunchy guitars to the mix. Overall, though, this is a pretty satisfying aggro-rock affair.

Customer Reviews

Not every album is going to be great.

I am a huge machine head fan and have been from the beginning. This is their worst album. A handful of good riffs in some songs, but that's it. Example, in "Desire to Fire," opening guitar riff is powerful, then they destroy the song and it becomes corny. One horrible album I can live with, because the rest of their stuff is great. Machine Head is one the top metal bands out there, hands down.

Oakland metal done right...

This is the cd you listen to if you want nothing more than to vent, rage , engage, and destroy... no BS on this album just pure pain...

Machine Bizkit

Bahhhhh....this is weaksauce...get their first albums or their last one instead...this is commercial crap at it's finest

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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