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Machine Head - Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn



7.5 | 160 votes |
Release date: 26 August 2022
Style: Groove thrash metal, Alternative metal

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01. Slaughter The Martyr
02. Chøke Øn The Ashes Øf Yøur Hate
03. Becøme The Firestørm
04. Øverdøse
05. My Hands Are Empty [feat. Logan Mader]
06. Unhalløwed
07. Assimilate
08. Kill Thy Enemies
09. Nø Gøds, Nø Masters
10. Bløødshøt
11. Røtten
12. Terminus
13. Arrøws In Wørds Frøm The Sky

Additional info
Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California.

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
8.0
Thy kingdom come.

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published 06.09.2022 | Comments (5)

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12.04.2022 - 11:03
Rating: 7
nonZero

As someone who grew up listening to Machine Head and looking up to them as musicians, I really hope this doesn't suck.
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14.04.2022 - 09:53
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Good work on the album cover and first song sounds like a return to form.
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11.06.2022 - 01:10
ThomasBryant

I listen to like maybe one of two songs of their last album and I'll be honest I didn't think it was the worst thing but i can see why it was so hated. But I wasn't interested in listening to it fully. Maybe I will listen to it one day but hopefully this albums better.
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26.08.2022 - 00:49
Rating: 6
TizMH00

Slightly better than Catharsis, but it's a little cringy at times, unfortunately it pains me to say that Machine Head are dead now since Catharsis.
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26.08.2022 - 16:20
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I can't decide if the vocals or the lyrics are more pathetic. There's no way Robb is actually trying.
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26.08.2022 - 16:37
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by nonZero on 12.04.2022 at 11:03

As someone who grew up listening to Machine Head and looking up to them as musicians, I really hope this doesn't suck.

Let's hope they don't disappoint, somehow I'm guessing they will. Let me know if you think it sucks or not, I dare not listen to it yet
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26.08.2022 - 17:01
Rating: 8
Musically I found this very solid! Probably their heaviest album yet. However the vocals are tired and I think Robb needs to explore a new vocal style. Aside from that this is a solid comeback record from catharsis.
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26.08.2022 - 19:00
Rating: 7
It's mind boggling they didn't put the "Exteroception" bonus track in the actual album. Probably the best track instrumentally. I enjoyed this album but wow, it could have been so much better if the vocals improved.
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26.08.2022 - 20:29
Rating: 7
nonZero

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 26.08.2022 at 16:37

Written by nonZero on 12.04.2022 at 11:03

As someone who grew up listening to Machine Head and looking up to them as musicians, I really hope this doesn't suck.

Let's hope they don't disappoint, somehow I'm guessing they will. Let me know if you think it sucks or not, I dare not listen to it yet

I wouldn't say it sucks but it's not a great record like they are/were capable of. Some good moments on it for sure, but it's just that
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26.08.2022 - 21:08
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by nonZero on 26.08.2022 at 20:29

I wouldn't say it sucks but it's not a great record like they are/were capable of. Some good moments on it for sure, but it's just that

I will eventually get round to listening to this sometime soon, at least it doesn't sound to bad
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26.08.2022 - 21:59
Rating: 7
X-FrEaK

I haven't heard the whole album yet, but they released a shit ton of songs before the release. There are some good songs like Unhallowed, Become the firestorm and Arrows in words from the sky. The impression I have from the pré released songs is that is way better than Catharsis, but not even close to something like The Blackening

Thankfully I don't pay attention, never have, to the lyrics of most albums, so I think the poor lyrics don't affect me that much. But as for the vocals.. To me they sound like Robb has always sounded, it's like everyone is surprised out of a sudden lol.
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27.08.2022 - 06:20
Rating: 10
Majohadica

Yeah, old MH are back. Full album is banger.
Great work guys.
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28.08.2022 - 01:20
pope.88

Hard album to value, it has some of the best Machine Head sounds and moments, togheter with the shitty melodic "metalcoresque" choirs moments from Catharsis (My Hands Are Empty for instance, is cringe af)... The quality of the rest it's high enough to make them bareables, but it would be a really dope album, maybe on of their best, if they'd dropped the melodic stuff out. Instead we have this...
Better than the last for sure (it wasn't that hard either), decent record, I don't hate it, but it's a little disappointing...
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28.08.2022 - 12:21
Rating: 9
geresteijn

My first post on this site may as well be about this album. Long time MH fan and for me this album sounds awesome. I love how they sound different with every release. The Blackening remains my #1, closely followed by Through The Ashes Of Empires, and this one comes in as my solid #3. Great stuff!
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28.08.2022 - 14:41
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Tage Westerlund
Not their best, but solid album, band lives metal, are metal, looks metal, that's why it can write solid album even nog best but still heavy.
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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28.08.2022 - 14:45
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Some Scandinavian here who can tell us how the album title would be pronounced with all those "ø"s?
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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28.08.2022 - 20:02
Rating: 6
Aries Rising

Some awful lyrics and vocals on this record. The riffs and solos are good and I like how heavy some of the songs are but the album is overall forgettable. Also Robb's antics over the past few years have soured their "good albums" for me as well. Anyone else view him as kind of a poser?
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28.08.2022 - 21:55
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by RaduP on 28.08.2022 at 14:45

Some Scandinavian here who can tell us how the album title would be pronounced with all those "ø"s?


Naibour use those lol they talk horrible, western ones are better as South ones.
I tried do Ö do t make sence, seems they put those as Motörhead
https://sv.forvo.com/word/%C3%B6/
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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29.08.2022 - 10:15
Rating: 7
X-FrEaK

Written by RaduP on 28.08.2022 at 14:45

Some Scandinavian here who can tell us how the album title would be pronounced with all those "ø"s?


Swedish and Finnish (depending on the definition of Scandinavia used) were offended by this post XD
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29.08.2022 - 18:36
Rating: 7
schlakt

First song is such a banger, probably the best song they have released since blackening. The rest of the album is fine, some good songs and few songs I never want to listen to again.
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29.08.2022 - 19:41
Rating: 9
Dorian75

Guys this is an excellent MH album. I am not satisfied with the overall production, but it is a great album. There are no fillers, instead, there are many powerful songs, great riffs tempo changes, transitions and etc. This album also needs time and definitely, it's a grower.
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30.08.2022 - 09:39
Rating: 6
musclassia

Instrumentally this album is fine, a decent return to the 2000s MH sound - if it had someone other than Robb Flynn and his annoying vocal trademarks (heavy breathing, lyrics, etc.), it would make for a decent enough listen
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30.08.2022 - 12:13
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by X-FrEaK on 29.08.2022 at 10:15

Written by RaduP on 28.08.2022 at 14:45

Some Scandinavian here who can tell us how the album title would be pronounced with all those "ø"s?


Swedish and Finnish (depending on the definition of Scandinavia used) were offended by this post XD


actually Finland is not in Scandinavia and Ö and ø in all 3 Scandinavian lingos are pronounced similar
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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30.08.2022 - 14:29
Rating: 7
X-FrEaK

Written by Bad English on 30.08.2022 at 12:13

Written by X-FrEaK on 29.08.2022 at 10:15

Written by RaduP on 28.08.2022 at 14:45

Some Scandinavian here who can tell us how the album title would be pronounced with all those "ø"s?


Swedish and Finnish (depending on the definition of Scandinavia used) were offended by this post XD


actually Finland is not in Scandinavia and Ö and ø in all 3 Scandinavian lingos are pronounced similar


Thats why I said "depending on the definition of Scandinavia used" : D
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31.08.2022 - 14:53
Rating: 7
HypnoChook

Tror ikke ø og o er helt det samme… men ok

So, production is epic. Vox and MH guitar sound (complete with generous harmonics) on another level. Drumming also really inspired; Navene a rad choice for a more proggy foray. That said, although I enjoyed the quieter elements, felt like boring-story-time between Chøke and Bløødshøt where I craved something more. Might not listen to the whole album a lot, but lots to enjoy and the good stuff too sonically pleasing to be mad.

Highlights: Chøke øn the Ashes…, Røtten
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31.08.2022 - 15:17
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Overall it's a solid record, the songwriting is decent, it has an abundance of energy and aggression, and the ferocity is certainly there. It has it's good moments throughout but obviously nothing quite like The Blackening was, it lacks the memorable moments that album had, which disappointed me with this release.

I kind of expected more due to it's length, but the only track that really stood out for me was "Arrows In Words From The Sky", there's nothing that really wow's me about it tbh. I'm hoping I might warm to it in the future, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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04.09.2022 - 17:28
Rating: 10
VadimsK

I fell biased for this band, but i can't deny myself and give it 10/10
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13.09.2022 - 11:32
Rating: 5
AndreMarcos

Very average album. The lyrics and the singing bring it down to bad in my opinion, and it's definitely one of those albums that i wish i didn't understand English so that i couldn't understand the lyrics.
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