Just curious as to what you guys think of the new Machine Head album Unto the Locust. I personally can not stop listening to it. To me, it is one of the best albums written in the past 10 years.
So what do you think?
Best album written in 10 years?....that's a pretty big statement. I've only ever owned one Machine Head cd and it was Burn My Eyes.
Adam: Lookin straight grizzly.
Blake: Bitch betta have my honey.
Haven't heard it yet, but if it's on the same level as The Blackening, it will probably be pretty damn good. Currently busy with Mastodon's The Hunter on repeat ;x
I've heard most of the new releases, in the metal genre, this year and so far this is the best album. I'm personally not a big fan of Machine Head, although I do like The Blackening, however they did deliver on this album. Both the music and the vocals improved on this and most of the songs are spot on.
I liked the first 5 songs of the album and still listen to them and that is more than I can say for most bands that released albums this year.
Gonna make a quick comparison off the top of my head:
Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever - 3 songs stood out, 1 of those songs I still listen to
Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire - It was okay but it didn't meet the expectations, don't listen to it anymore
Symphony X - Iconoclast - It was good, could've been better but it delivered. Still listen to it
Trivium - In Waves - This album felt like quantity > quality, it has very few good songs, sometimes listen to them
Opeth - Heritage - Touched it, regretted it, left it
Basically the above stands for almost every album that got released this year. Machine Head made a great record, delivered and met the expectations (even crushed them at some points^^).
TL;DR. It's awesome, the best this year
One thing though, you've heard "most" of the new releases in the metal genre this year? Considering how many albums that is, I do find that a little hard to believe. How many of these have you heard, OOC:
Amon Amarth-Surtur Rising
Powerwolf-Blood of the Saints
Tyr-The Lay of Thyrm
Seven Witches-Call Upon the Wicked
Jag Panzer-The Scourge of the Light
Turisas-Stand Up and Fight
Destruction-Day of Reckoning
Evergrey-The Glorious Collision
Motorhead-The World Is Yours
Saxon-Call to Arms
Vicious Rumors-Razorback Killers
In Flames-Sounds of a Playground Fading
Edguy-Age of the Joker
Morton-Come Read The Words Forbidden
Work of Art-In Progress
Power Quest-Blood Alliance
Pagan's Mind-Heavenly Ecstasy
Rhapsody of Fire-From Chaos to Eternity
Within Temptation-The Unforgiving
Sabaton-Wolrd War Live:Battle of the Baltic Sea
Twisted Tower Dire-Make It Dark
Sinister Realm-The Crystal Eye
Portrait-Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae
Dream Theater-A Dramatic Turn Of Events
I haven't heard all of those either, they're just all things I know that came out this year, and no offense, but I imagine there's more than a few you haven't heard there as well.
To the OP, the album is good, I enjoy it, might even make my year's top 10. That said....it's not even the best album of September for me(Anthrax tops it), even less best album this year(Anthrax, Symphony X, Amon Amarth, and Cypher Seer all top it, and a couple other discs might), MUCH less the best of the past 10 years.
Last edited by Stormcall; 2011-10-01 at 02:32 PM.