The Blackening

Machine Head - The Blackening
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2007 Ratings: #254 / 627
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2007 Ratings: #26
March 27, 2007 / Release Date
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Roadrunner / Label
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Stankysauce
85
The lyrics on Slanderous make me want die but the test of the album is mostly solid. My absolute favorites are Halo, Now I Lay Thee Down and Beautiful Mourning.
slickleg
96
The peak, the pinnacle, the magnum opus, Machine Head's complete masterpiece... 2007's The Blackening. With such hard-hitting bangers like Beautiful Mourning and Aesthetics of Hate to beautifully crafted anthemic monsters like Halo, there's a bit of everything here. Prominently, the album is groove metal, but there's a sense of progression and a lot of thrash metal throughout. Dual guitar shreds, brutal vocals, jaw-dropping drum action and more, this album is a giant step in the right direction ... read more
GABRIELinHELL
90
Excellent
notbuzzzila
94
EDIT: PHENOMENAL

PART 7 OF CLEANING OUT MY PERFECT SCORES

Once upon a time, Machine Head was one of my favorite bands. The Blackening stood as their best album to me. However, as the years go by, I find myself listening to Machine Head less and less, and a few months ago, I made the decision to officially kick them out of my top 10. Still, The Blackening remains one of metal's modern triumphs. Aesthetics of Hate and Halo are some of the most epic (literally) songs of the 2000's. ... read more
amw100
69
hey this wasnt too bad of a metal rec
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Track List

  1. Clenching the Fists of Dissent
  2. Beautiful Mourning
  3. Aesthetics of Hate
  4. Now I Lay Thee Down
  5. Slanderous
  6. Halo
  7. Wolves
  8. A Farewell to Arms
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