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30-05-2012, 22:12   #1
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Machine Head Appreciation Thread

Seeing as MH are playing tonight in Dublin and I ain't there, said I would start an appreciation thread for the band.


First heard machine head about 2004/05 in a mates room, huddled around his computer in the dark (no homo ). We were listening to a bunch of random tracks from Lamb of God, Lacuna Coil, Godsmack and many others.

All of a sudden I hear these amazing drums... Imperium had started playing Was hooked straight away, listened to it day and night.




Saw them live in London when they opened for Slipknot recently. Was last minute thing so was stuck in the cheap seats up back but was still amazing!

Thing with the head is, you both love and hate them. Many a classic and then there are songs that you think to yourself "seriously, what the hell?!"

Will always be a fan though

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30-05-2012, 22:17   #2
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Saw MH at the Academy gig about two years ago. Didn't have standing tickets but everyone on the balcony just stood anyway Support acts were good and MH were awesome, but the sound in the academy was quite s**t tbh. Have been a fan since The Blackening
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30-05-2012, 23:25   #3
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Been a fan of these guys since the late 90's and apart from The Burning Red, the rest of their stuff is brilliant. Through the Ashes of Empires is awesome.
On the downside however, seen as theyre playing in Dublin tonight, I've seen them twice and the sound was'nt great in either gig, in Belfast a few years ago where the echo was brutal and at the Olympia with Hatebreed (how good are they live?!) last time out where I came home deaf as a post, so no, wasnt in a hurry get tickets for tonights show!
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Savage show! I even saw our very own mod, Lord Lucan, lurking about in all his glory around the Olympia bar.*

*I love my boards anonymity.
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31-05-2012, 00:00   #5
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Savage show! I even saw our very own mod, Lord Lucan, lurking about in all his glory around the Olympia bar.*

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Feckin' stalker
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31-05-2012, 00:06   #6
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Great show tonight. Hung around the back this time and my ears weren't assaulted like they have been at previous MH shows. They still need to sort out the vocals in the mix though,Rob is drowned out by the guitars.

Funny old crowd tonight,highlight was........... HALO,HALO,HALOOOOO OLE OLE OLE OLE,OLE,OLE! Only in Ireland!
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Amazing gig tonight, definitely a highlight of my year! Those chants of Olé Olé Olé, were nothing short of awesome!

Lived in the pit for the entire gig, and with only a slight right-sided hearing loss, it was a lot of fun
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I both love and hate this band!
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I got into Machine Head in 1994. Having already been completed blown away by Fear Factory's Demanufacture the same year, Burn My Eyes was another uncompromising dose of heavy yet melodic metal. They kind of lost their way a bit with The Burning Red and Supercharger although I have a soft spot for the cover of Message in a Bottle. Thankfully their recent albums (although now that I look at the release date I realise Through the Ashes of Empires isn't that recent any more ) have been much improved with each album containing at least one song that could fit easily on a "Best of" compilation.
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Like Malice, I got into them in 1994, although I must confess I haven't truly enjoyed any of their albums since TMTC. Good show last night, couldn't hear a word from Flynn though...
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Ah lads don't talk about the show, tis no fair
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Ah lads don't talk about the show, tis no fair
Ignore them.
The show was noisy with lots of sweaty people doing this viscous form of "dance" whereby they were charging and slamming into each other. The fact that Mr. Flynn encouraged people to participate in this primitive behaviour was quite unpleasant. Others who did not participate in these thuggish antics simply shook their heads violently whilst apparently playing a non-existent guitar. Quite strange!

The preceding acts were equally as noisy with similar forms of "dancing" taking place.

It was simply most vulgar - you would not have liked to have been there.



(Machine F*****g Head! - woo hoo - \m/ )
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lots of sweaty people doing this viscous form of "dance"
Sounds sticky!
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Sounds sticky!
Can't type today - body sore, ears ringing.
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personally i have always hated the ole ole ole crap at metal gigs....its boring at this stage...good show last night...but you are right..the sounds wasn't the best...at least it wasn't as loud as the last time
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