Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds



7.8 | 301 votes |
Release date: 7 November 2014
Style: Progressive thrash metal

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38 want it


01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells
12. Take Me Through The Fire

Line-up
Robert "Robb" Flynn - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Phil Demmel - guitars
Dave McClain - drums
Jared MacEachern - bass, backing vocals

Session musicians
Rhys Fulber - keyboards
Jordan Fish - keyboards

Guest review by
musclassia
Rating:
6.7
Machine Head have had quite a revival in terms of public perception since their nu metal experimentation. The Blackening, with its extended blasts of intense yet melodic and hooky modern thrash, was one of the best received metal releases of the last decade, and a personally significant album. Rather than attempting to outdo the 'epic' nature of that release, they followed it up with Unto The Locust, toning down both the song and album length and making more melodic and arguably accessible songs, without sacrificing their core sound or writing capabilities. The question is, where does the band go next?

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published 22.12.2014 | Comments (3)

Staff review by
Ilham
Rating:
6.0
Metal fans can be hypocritical sometimes.

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published 16.12.2014 | Comments (37)

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27.11.2014 - 19:44
Rating: 8
Vonpire
Written by SergioBv on 17.11.2014 at 11:56

Good album, of course, but somewhat lower than their predecessors.


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27.11.2014 - 19:52
Rating: 8
Vonpire
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.11.2014 at 18:10

Written by Sword_Chant on 16.11.2014 at 18:05

I think it's fair to say they'll never exceed The Blackening, but this is a very respectable release.



They already exceeded The Blackening with their vastly superior debut Burn My Eyes.


And this for sure!

Burn My Eyes
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12.12.2014 - 10:35
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
Nice Album, I like its Atmosphere.
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a hammerhead goobrian
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16.12.2014 - 12:35
Rating: 5
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
For once, I agree that something isn't progressive. This is more like alternative + (groove) thrash.

This is probably the band's worst album from their "prog thrash" era...
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16.12.2014 - 12:59
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
To be honest there's not even much thrash left in this.
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16.12.2014 - 20:16
Lit.
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There's not much of anything left in this, except maybe length and singles.
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20.12.2014 - 20:20
Rating: 1
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Written by Guest on 20.11.2014 at 20:41

My only suggestion to you is to work on your grammar, punctuation, capitalization and redundancy.

go work on your mental health, maggot
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20.12.2014 - 20:24
Lit.
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Written by screenshot on 20.12.2014 at 20:20

Written by Guest on 20.11.2014 at 20:41

My only suggestion to you is to work on your grammar, punctuation, capitalization and redundancy.

go work on your mental health, maggot

Insane yet still more articulate than you? I can live with that.
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20.12.2014 - 21:19
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Written by Guest on 20.12.2014 at 20:24

Insane yet still more articulate than you? I can live with that.

Lol, he just called you a Slipknot fan. Oh wait, you are one. I guess he was being nice after all.
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20.12.2014 - 23:44
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 20.12.2014 at 21:19

Lol, he just called you a Slipknot fan. Oh wait, you are one. I guess he was being nice after all.

Better than "dickhead." Though I'm sure there's a good band with a fanbase sporting that name out there.
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20.12.2014 - 23:56
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Written by Guest on 20.12.2014 at 23:44

Better than "dickhead." Though I'm sure there's a good band with a fanbase sporting that name out there.

Just about the perfect name for such a band! http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Stiff_Richard/3540338752
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21.12.2014 - 00:01
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 20.12.2014 at 23:56

Just about the perfect name for such a band! http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Stiff_Richard/3540338752

I highly expected it to be a grindcore band.
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28.12.2014 - 22:21
Rating: 6
Monolithic
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Just a couple of decent songs and that was it.
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14.01.2015 - 21:32
Rating: 7
Toxik
This one is such a dissapointment to me... Tough that they were going to do an album even better than Unto The Locust...
My favourite track must be In Comes The Flood becuse of taht awesome Unto The Locust feeling
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29.04.2015 - 21:31
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Dissapointing compared with their previous opus. night of long knives my fav song...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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07.10.2015 - 00:58
Rating: 7
Overrwatcher
Their most varied album, which also means it's one of the most inconsistent albums I have ever listened to. Some songs (Now We Die, Night Of Long Knives, Eyes Of The Dead) are among Machine Head's best, while others (Damage Inside, Imaginal Cells, Game Over) are garbage. The rest are very "meh", interesting concepts but they either overstay their welcome (hey look Machine Head's trademark) or take the wrong turn.

Written by Guest on 19.11.2014 at 02:16

Machine Head are progressive thrash now, and have been since 2003? I didn't realise making songs that were too long to justify the content counts as progressive.


The Blackening was definitely progressive, agreed for the other albums though. How does Robb spend 20+ years in mainstream metal and still not see how pointlessly long their songs are?
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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04.01.2016 - 01:52
Rating: 8
Sonic MrSumo
great album.
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All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
- Rock poetry from Silverchair.
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