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The Blackening

by Machine Head

The Blackening by Machine Head

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The Blackening

by Machine Head

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Label: Roadrunner Records
Topping critics' polls when it was released in 2007, The Blackening drew comparisons to Metallica's Master of Puppets through a near non-stop barrage of freight train groove riffs and spark-spraying guitar leads. Singer-guitarist Robb Flynn pays tribute to Dimebag Darryl with "Aesthetics of Hate" (awesome, awesome, awesome mosh) and Phil Anselmo with the punching-old-ladies level of multi-directed rage he informs his lyrics with whenever he barks, growls and shrieks them. There's a reason Machine Head has appeared at just about every major metal festival of the early '00s.

About This Album

Topping critics' polls when it was released in 2007, The Blackening drew comparisons to Metallica's Master of Puppets through a near non-stop barrage of freight train groove riffs and spark-spraying guitar leads. Singer-guitarist Robb Flynn pays tribute to Dimebag Darryl with "Aesthetics of Hate" (awesome, awesome, awesome mosh) and Phil Anselmo with the punching-old-ladies level of multi-directed rage he informs his lyrics with whenever he barks, growls and shrieks them. There's a reason Machine Head has appeared at just about every major metal festival of the early '00s.

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About This Album

Topping critics' polls when it was released in 2007, The Blackening drew comparisons to Metallica's Master of Puppets through a near non-stop barrage of freight train groove riffs and spark-spraying guitar leads. Singer-guitarist Robb Flynn pays tribute to Dimebag Darryl with "Aesthetics of Hate" (awesome, awesome, awesome mosh) and Phil Anselmo with the punching-old-ladies level of multi-directed rage he informs his lyrics with whenever he barks, growls and shrieks them. There's a reason Machine Head has appeared at just about every major metal festival of the early '00s.