Metal Hammer has published the first full-length review of MACHINE HEAD’s new album Unto the Locust and it’s AWESOME. Joel McIver’s had the following to say in his review:
“Truly iconic metal bands come along only once or twice in each generation, and if Metallica and Slayer are the groups who stand tallest from the 1980s, then surely Slipknot and Machine Head are their 1990s equivalents. All four came out of the blocks with planet-levelling intensity, endured periods off the creative boil and finally attained ‘classic’ status – but of the four, only Machine Head can honestly claim to still be making the best music of their lives. And make no mistake, that’s what Unto the Locust is: the most accomplished album that Robb Flynn, Phil Demmel, Adam Duce and Dave McClain have ever recorded, alongside their two career-framing records, Burn My Eyes and The Blackening. Like the former, Unto the Locust boasts a sonic palette overflowing with box-fresh ideas; like the latter, the album is a storm of complex arrangements and riffs, compiled by musicians who have gained absolute command of their vision. It’s a breathtaking work.
“Right from the off it’s obvious that Machine Head are out to take chances, and consequences be damned…Cherish Unto the Locust: you’ll be living with it for a long time. There appears to be no end to Machine Head’s inspiration at this point: God only knows what they’ll come up with next.”
You can read the full review over at THIS LOCATION. The Metal Hammer Unto the Locust fanpack is released on the 26th of September with the Special edition being released on the 24th of October. You can find pre-order details HERE.
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