Catharsis

Machine Head - Catharsis
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2018 Ratings: #954
January 26, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

50
Exclaim!

While there are a small handful of decent songs and riffs on Catharsis, the vast majority is either hilariously edgy nostalgia or simply forgettable.

43
Consequence of Sound

Catharsis’ 15 tracks prove that, nearly three decades into their career, Robb Flynn and co.’s inflammatory zeal remains intact. Their creative judgement? Not so much.

patton
10
"Dear god, this parachute is a knapsack!?"

/from Chandler Bing/
Muhammed
11
i don't know how i endured listen to this album for 75 minutes!
notbuzzzila
35
As one of my favorite bands of all time, it really hurts to see Machine Head fall like this. It hurts even more to know that they won't recover, what with their breakup and all.

First of all, who thought it was a good idea to go back to nu metal? Why? Bloodstone & Diamonds had a perfected groove/thrash sound that could have so easily be expound upon here. Why did they have to go back to their universally-reviled Burning Red era? But besides the nu metal whinery, this album just sucks in ... read more
54
Volatile 6/10
Catharsis 8/10
Beyond the Pale 9/10
California Bleeding 7/10
Triple Beam 6/10
Kaleidoscope 4/10
Bastards 7/10
Hope Begets Hope 4/10
Screaming at the Sun 3/10
Behind a Mask 4/10
Heavy Lies the Crown 6/10
Psychotic 4/10
Grind You Down 5/10
Razorblade Smile 5/10
Eulogy 3/10

The start of the album is so great, I really like it.
But then its get more and more boring.
panoramareviews
37
Falto de ideas, redundante, con algunas canciones horribles y otras olvidables: el noveno trabajo de Machine Head se postula como uno de sus peores esfuerzos de su carrera.

Canciones Favoritas: Volatile, Catharsis.
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Track List

  1. Volatile
  2. Catharsis
  3. Beyond the Pale
  4. California Bleeding
  5. Triple Beam
  6. Kaleidoscope
  7. Bastards
  8. Hope Begets Hope
  9. Screaming at the Sun
  10. Behind a Mask
  11. Heavy Lies the Crown
  12. Psychotic
  13. Grind You Down
  14. Razorblade Smile
  15. Eulogy
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Added on: November 17, 2017