Slam Poetry From Machine Head

2018-01-13 by swipenet | 90 Comments
Machine Head has posted a video of Robb Flynn reciting the lyrics to 'Bastards' off their upcoming album 'Catharsis' in slam poetry fashion. His gestures and anger are made clear and serve to demonstrate his conviction in delivering the song's political and socioeconomic message.


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Toondude10
January 13th 2018
13740 Comments


wtf is this shit?

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2018
11673 Comments


Man I didn't think they could improve upon the offical video, much less the live rendition from Flynn's bedroom, but here I am proven wrong.

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Toondude10
January 13th 2018
13740 Comments


I'm just hoping the song itself is just a fluke

owen
January 13th 2018
5146 Comments


wow acapella nu-metal is almost as nauseating as slam poetry at someones birthday

Asdfp277
January 13th 2018
19697 Comments


whew lad

Flugmorph
January 13th 2018
20774 Comments


kill me

Thalassic
January 13th 2018
2527 Comments


HHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Darius the Great
January 13th 2018
19909 Comments


cringe

someguest
January 13th 2018
29892 Comments


yikes

Butters301203
January 13th 2018
2 Comments


Starting to believe this is all an elaborate ploy by Robb Flynn to say the n word. Revolutionary development in n word technology really.

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 13th 2018
3811 Comments


The actual song is Machine Head Does Folk Punk

TheGreatQ
January 13th 2018
2781 Comments


This is pathetic on many levels

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BlackwaterPork
January 13th 2018
4390 Comments


Wtf is this

ChaoticVortex
January 13th 2018
754 Comments


You know what's really sad? That even this is somehow still less preachy and embarrassing than the album version. 3 singles in and Catharsis is already shaping up to be the worst thing Machine Head ever made which given Supercharger will be quite an accomplishment.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2018
24963 Comments


These guys should just stick to what they do best. Every time they try and expand their sound they fuck it all up.

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BlackMalachite
January 13th 2018
3711 Comments


What the fuck did I just watch

clander270
January 13th 2018
427 Comments


Deeper than the marianas trench

BlackMalachite
January 13th 2018
3711 Comments


Oh wow that's deep

Sevengill
January 13th 2018
9031 Comments


"His gestures and anger are made clear and serve to demonstrate his conviction in delivering the song's political and socioeconomic message."

beautiful

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Asdfp277
January 13th 2018
19697 Comments


the artistry

BlackMalachite
January 13th 2018
3711 Comments


Nu-Metal Poetry is West Side Story Volume 2 - When Baby Doesn't Come Home

Sevengill
January 13th 2018
9031 Comments


I laughed for the first half, started to get into it in the second half, then heard the Foo Fighters at the end and nope

swipenet
January 13th 2018
2973 Comments


Had to post this, I found it too entertaining

RippingCorpse1986
January 13th 2018
3046 Comments


Hahaha that description. Kudos for that, man.

I don't find this very interesting.

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 13th 2018
8794 Comments


What
the
fuck

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mortifierftw
January 13th 2018
320 Comments


Jesus this is cringy

Also the actual song itself is a huuuge contender for worst song of 2018 already

swipenet
January 13th 2018
2973 Comments


Thanks dude, I don't blame you. I made the description as factual as I could, I originally had something much more satirical
@ripping

Agreed mort

mortifierftw
January 13th 2018
320 Comments


The lyrics aren't even the biggest issue, the band sounds like they rehearsed it one time together and barely knew what they were doing

swipenet
January 13th 2018
2973 Comments


I wonder what the rest of the band thinks of Robb's magnum opus

hansoloshotfirst
January 13th 2018
1276 Comments


cringe level over 9000

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DatsNotDaMetulz
January 13th 2018
3811 Comments


@ChaoticVortex Hey now Bulldozer is a good song.

bloc
January 13th 2018
54725 Comments


Omg "Poetry slam" is actually written in the fuckin Youtube vid as well. And as a bonus, the Youtube comments are fuckin hilarious.

All in all, I am surprised he didn't scat the expected harmonized guitar solo

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Darius the Great
January 13th 2018
19909 Comments


"scat the expected harmonized guitar solo"

Id unironically watch that over this lmao

bloc
January 13th 2018
54725 Comments


Hell yeah, that would at least add a comedy element

Thalassic
January 13th 2018
2527 Comments


Yeah this is just embarrassing

Fucking hell, have some fucking dignity

Darius the Great
January 13th 2018
19909 Comments


Doesnt need it anymore he has money now

navidahmed
January 13th 2018
12 Comments


Did Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park wrote this song ?

swipenet
January 13th 2018
2973 Comments


Nice one
I also endorse a scat solo lol

necropig
January 13th 2018
5151 Comments


SHADILAY

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necropig
January 13th 2018
5151 Comments


My god I hate this man

swipenet
January 14th 2018
2973 Comments


No, no, no, no, no.
FUCK NO!

XingKing
January 14th 2018
14482 Comments


I feel embarrassed watching this video. Robb, what the fuck are you doing, man?

necropig
January 14th 2018
5151 Comments


Buzzfeeds' track of the year right here

ButteryBiscuitBass
January 14th 2018
11438 Comments


I don’t know why but I watched the whole thing. Sounds like it was written by a 13 year old.

Toondude10
January 14th 2018
13740 Comments


the song itself sounds like FFDP wrote it

NonApplicable
January 14th 2018
2678 Comments


The first bit was fairly cringey and derivative but there is a particular power to the second act of this. The message is important and the energy is infectious. While I see and agree to an extent on why others are ragging on this, this is also outside the box and brave. I have to give it props for that at least.

swipenet
January 14th 2018
2973 Comments


Yeah true, they're definitely risking it here.

XingKing
January 14th 2018
14482 Comments


I'll give them that. They wrote what is essentially an Against Me song and then delivered it in slam poetry style, knowing full well that it would likely be ripped to shreds, and released them anyway. That doesn't make me hate the song any less though.

Sevengill
January 14th 2018
9031 Comments


"the song itself sounds like FFDP wrote it"

not enough vague threats and gun references

swipenet
January 15th 2018
2973 Comments


REMEMBER THERE IS LOVE!

Lalka
January 15th 2018
148 Comments


i'll repeat....what THE fuck?

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2018
15071 Comments


I am at work and I just lost it.

My composure, i mean.

I still got the job.

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mortifierftw
January 15th 2018
320 Comments


Against Me would write 100x more intelligent lyrics than this

bloc
January 15th 2018
54725 Comments


These guys appeal more to the motocross folks with every new song they out

Confucius
January 15th 2018
498 Comments


Maybe we'll see Robb Flynn on the next "22 questions for white people" video

cor22222
January 16th 2018
307 Comments


Oh god this album gonna be the biggest laughable metal album in 2018

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swipenet
January 18th 2018
2973 Comments


Damn people already shat on the album lol

bloc
January 19th 2018
54725 Comments


When youtube shits on it, you know it's bad

Toondude10
January 19th 2018
13740 Comments


new song is...okay. The intro is cringe but it's got a good chorus

swipenet
January 19th 2018
2973 Comments


"Reminds me of the local ice cream truck" lmao

bloc
January 19th 2018
54725 Comments


I don't get the ice cream truck thing?

swipenet
January 19th 2018
2973 Comments


Wrong thread, my b. Was referring to the intro to Bastards, it's one of the top comments and I definitely see the resemblance.

bloc
January 19th 2018
54725 Comments


lmao didn't even know there was an official version of the song. Oh yeah I def hear it haha

swipenet
January 19th 2018
2973 Comments


XD

Toondude10
January 24th 2018
13740 Comments


lol

https://prnt.sc/i55cx7

swipenet
January 24th 2018
2973 Comments


You know something's wrong if even Fred Durst doesn't like it

Toondude10
January 24th 2018
13740 Comments


I doubt that's his real youtube channel. regardless I just find that hilarious

swipenet
January 24th 2018
2973 Comments


It most certainly isn't, but it's still gold agreed

RippingCorpse1986
January 24th 2018
3046 Comments


Can't wait for the userbase to trash this album oh boooooooyy

Darius the Great
January 24th 2018
19909 Comments


Tbh anything that encourages Fred Durst to hang himself I support. Guess I support this song now.

swipenet
January 24th 2018
2973 Comments


Looks like Robb was a genius after all

Darius the Great
January 24th 2018
19909 Comments


Woah woah lets not go that far

swipenet
January 25th 2018
2973 Comments


Everyone's special in their own way

artiswar
January 25th 2018
6874 Comments


in their own not so special way.

but seriously, this is not so bad, there's many worse songs on the new album :P

swipenet
January 25th 2018
2973 Comments


Debatable, this is down there for sure. Album has some solid tracks tho

Jacob818Hollows
January 26th 2018
217 Comments


I can be a fan of slam poetry, but I don't think I've cringed as much as I have with this lovely piece of work.

Jacob818Hollows
January 26th 2018
217 Comments


Also, like... the only difference between this and the actual song is cringey guitar.

artiswar
January 26th 2018
6874 Comments


You must not watch a lot of slam poetry if this is the hardest you've cringed.

Fear
January 26th 2018
63 Comments


The only thing that Rob Flynn slammed here is any sense of self-respect he once had.

artiswar
January 26th 2018
6874 Comments


Why do you say that? This shit is nothing new for him. There's just no wall of guitars to distract you from it this time.

Dedes
January 26th 2018
6319 Comments


This is definitely a new low for Rob Flynn tbh
He's always been a cringe-lord who never thought anything through but this...ugh why.

artiswar
January 27th 2018
6874 Comments


Uhh, have you heard Supercharger..?

And the reason this is so cringe is Anselmo had to out himself as the racist nazi-fuckhole that he is onstage. He's the reason this exists now, fuck him for souring Pantera forever for me with his moronic actions and fuck him for triggering Robb into changing the whole direction of MH. Almost glad Dimebag never lived to see this shit.

Dedes
January 27th 2018
6319 Comments


Supercharger was more so following a dumb nu metal trend
This shit I think Rob actually believes lmao

artiswar
January 27th 2018
6874 Comments


Which stuff? And not sure why SC gets a pass from you. This is significantly better.

Dedes
January 27th 2018
6319 Comments


No Supercharger blew dick, this song is just somehow worse than anything off that album.

artiswar
January 27th 2018
6874 Comments


Is it even a song though..?

Dedes
January 27th 2018
6319 Comments


Oops haha I meant video my bad

artiswar
January 27th 2018
6874 Comments


lol I meant do you consider someone speaking over silence a song for some reason.

Dedes
January 27th 2018
6319 Comments


No, I do not.

swipenet
January 27th 2018
2973 Comments


It's a mastapeece



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