Machine Head's debut is really not half as exciting as everyone makes it out to be. I will give credit where it is due and "Davidian" starts this album off perfectly, such a great song. "Old" carries on in the same vein another really good metal song. From here this album takes a nosedive into mediocrity. I find it hard to really listen to the rest of the album all in one sitting. Maybe the reason this album has received such high praise is because all the albums they released until "Through The Ashes of Empires" were all ten times worse giving this one a bit of false perspective.