I've been a die hard Machine Head fan since 1993, when I heard demos that would later become Burn My Eyes at my buddy's house... Machine Head's been a band that I can identify with, and release quite a bit of aggression, anger, and stress while listening to their music. In 1994, Burn My Eyes was my bible, and as a fan, it was the greatest release I had heard up to that point... I judged everything the band released thereafter, based on Burn My Eyes... The Blackening came extremely close to topping Burn My Eyes, but it's hard to let go of that initial brutality, and say they've topped it... Here we are 17 years passed since that release, and Unto the Locust has done the unthinkable in my eyes, and topped Burn My Eyes...
From the very first notes of I Am Hell, to the last notes of Who We Are, this CD's absolutely perfect, and brings out the Machine Head mark in me. Rarely does a CD come along that once you buy it, it gets routine plays in my truck on a daily basis. This one will. Burn My eyes was a staple in my Road music selection for well over 3 years before I gave it a break. Sure it's only been a month since Unto The Locust was released, and I still have not heard one part of the CD that I didn't like, or believe was up to par... Believe me, I've listened to this CD non-stop since it came via pre-order.
I'm definitely ready for when the band comes to play the new material on Tour here in Ohio, whenever they schedule the date. I might not prove to the world that Unto The Locust is the best Machine Head CD ever through this post, but it's my opinion... You know about opinions... Everyone has one. i have mine, and that's all that matters to me... Unto the Locust... Album Of The Decade!!!
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