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Return To Form,
This review is from: The Blackening (Audio CD)
Infamous post-thrash metal band Machine Head releases their sixth album, which is titled "The Blackening", and this is their most epic album to date. If you thought that "Through The Ashes of Empires" was a return to form, this surpasses it. We have eight tracks here, ranging from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. Tracks like "Aesthetics of Hate" and "Slanderous" will remind you of how metal should be played. Even after 13 years since their debut, "Burn My Eyes", Machine Head has not let up. The guitar parts are amazing, Robb Flynn still remains an excellent vocalist, and Dave McClain's drumming is superb.
Overall, this could be a landmark in today's modern metal scene. If you're getting tired of the usual, pop in "The Blackening", and sit back while you listen to this masterpiece of an album.