New Machine Head Song

2018-01-19 by manosg STAFF | 85 Comments
American metal band Machine Head have released a new track titled "Kaleidoscope" from their upcoming album. Catharsis, the band’s 9th LP, is slated for a January 26th release date via Nuclear Blast and comes 4 years after 2014's, Bloodstone and Diamonds.

Catharsis track-listing:
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

You can listen to "Kaleidoscope" here


Tagged: Machine Head

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
January 19th 2018
24779 Comments


Obviously better than anything else released for this so far, but definitely not great. Passable. And is this the second song from this album that has a middle finger raised lyric? C’mon Rob.

Digging: wellspring - iris's room

BigPleb
January 19th 2018
57034 Comments


He says it on every record dude.

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 19th 2018
8695 Comments


That intro...what were they thinking

Digging: Avantasia - Moonglow

SpiritCrusher2
January 19th 2018
6105 Comments


robb flynn turned into a cringiest man in metal

bloc
January 19th 2018
54409 Comments


lmao that thumbnail

Digging: The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

ChaoticVortex
January 19th 2018
735 Comments


Has a couple of solid riffs but Robb's vocals are getting so try-hard. The music video looks like some rejected footage shot for a shitty mid-90's euro-dance band.

Toondude10
January 19th 2018
13652 Comments


that intro is bad and the lyrics are lol but it's got a good chorus

Digging: Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

BeyondCosby
January 19th 2018
2388 Comments


Is this the same band that wrote The Blackening?

ThatDude
January 19th 2018
58 Comments


Man...those strings arrangements near the end seemed so forced.

cor22222
January 19th 2018
307 Comments


ehhh still waiting for one quality song from this record

Digging: Beast In Black - From Hell With Love

hansoloshotfirst
January 19th 2018
1185 Comments


lol, awful

Digging: The Herbalists - An Unexpected Forest Shrine

bloc
January 19th 2018
54409 Comments


The Whitening

TrephineArtist
January 19th 2018
257 Comments


Improves as it goes on (not a fan of the intro), I like the soft part @ 2:49 -3:13. It's better than Bastards and Beyond the pale but for me the title track is the best of the new tracks so far.

bloc
January 19th 2018
54409 Comments


"They went from Ice Cream Truck Metal on the last single to If You're Happy And You Know It (Clap Your Hands) Metal with this one. Congratufuckinglations, Robb."

lmao

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


Robb needs to relax and see that it's not that serious

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 19th 2018
3795 Comments


The riffs in the chorus are pure metalcore.

Eons
January 19th 2018
2083 Comments


All the songs so far have sucked. Going to check this out.

Eons
January 19th 2018
2083 Comments


o shit.

middle finger raised bitch!, oh yeah, nu-metal for life!! hell yeah. Gonna cut off the sleeves of all my t shirts and get a tribal tat and some piercing as well (maybe nipples, to be frank about it)

Disagree with my fashion choices? ok, i'll write songs about the persecution, bitch!

God damn i'm pissed! this world!@ so unfair man!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


Robb your 50 enough of this already

bloc
January 19th 2018
54409 Comments


Has he ever written a song where he doesn't mention middle fingers

Thalassic
January 19th 2018
2527 Comments


LMAO this shit is hilarious

Kaiwaz
January 19th 2018
8737 Comments


I refuse to listen to this.

Digging: Slowdive - Souvlaki

swipenet
January 19th 2018
2921 Comments


I mean props for trying different things even if they tend to be ass.
Lyrics are pretty terrible agreed

Eons
January 19th 2018
2083 Comments


Yeah, I really like this now. It's hilarious in a corey feldman-esque way.

xfearbefore
January 19th 2018
1834 Comments


hand claps, middle finger raised, and rhyming truck with fuck all within the first 20 seconds.

is this a parody song?

Digging: Superchunk - Superchunk

bloc
January 19th 2018
54409 Comments


If you got your middle finger raised clap your hands
If you got your middle finger raised clap your hands
If you got your middle finger raised and you also saying FUCK YOU
If you got your middle finger raised clap your hands

misho87
January 19th 2018
106 Comments


I'm one of those guys who like The Burning Red and Supercharger, but com'on Rob.. even you must know this is not good in this times.. how can you go from The Blackening to this?

XingKing
January 19th 2018
14423 Comments


I can't figure out how I feel about this song. It has elements that are laughably bad but it also has elements that work for a few brief moments. Either way, I swear these guys are trying to burn the good will they achieved with Ashes onward.

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


No, no, no, no, no (FUCK NO!)
No, no, no, no, no (FUCK NO!)
No, no, no, no, no (FUCK NO!)


Good lyrics ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Eons
January 19th 2018
2083 Comments


I feel like at least one song on the album should have lyrics like this: ''What did you say punk? Smack you around bitch! don't you dare disrespect!!!'' or something similar.

Dewinged
January 19th 2018
14454 Comments


I am gonna... sit this one out.

Digging: Motorpsycho - The Crucible

zaruyache
January 19th 2018
20382 Comments


the chorus sounds like it was ripped from a pop punk band and Rob's just too proud to admit it, even though his vox can't keep up with all the chord changes.

Digging: Forest - Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


just watched, music video is mega-LOL

GhostB1rd
January 19th 2018
2614 Comments


Chorus is the only redeeming thing about this shitpile.

Kaiwaz
January 19th 2018
8737 Comments


@ Mayhem I cried.

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


Of laughter ye

Kaiwaz
January 19th 2018
8737 Comments


lmao yeah what a sellout

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


This album bout to make supercharger look like a masterpiece

Kaiwaz
January 19th 2018
8737 Comments


So glad I changed my name

Darius the Great
January 19th 2018
19754 Comments


Hahaha yeah

YUJOS
January 20th 2018
1013 Comments


Greatest intro ever! Lol

Digging: Altarage - The Approaching Roar

TheMrAlexK
January 20th 2018
10744 Comments


Never got into these guys

I think I'll keep it that way

Kusangii
January 20th 2018
2194 Comments


Jesus christ what is that video

swipenet
January 20th 2018
2921 Comments


MIDDLE FINGERS IN THE AIR BOIS

Kaiwaz
January 20th 2018
8737 Comments


More like Index Finger in my Mouth because I want to fucking throw up after seeing that shit

swipenet
January 20th 2018
2921 Comments


I'm still beyond impressed by that intro

bloc
January 20th 2018
54409 Comments


Yeah yeah we know Rob was in on it, but who the hell was the producer for this album?

Toondude10
January 20th 2018
13652 Comments


Rob

Darius the Great
January 20th 2018
19754 Comments


No producer worth his salt would let this fly

bloc
January 20th 2018
54409 Comments


Well shit...

Kaiwaz
January 20th 2018
8737 Comments


lmfao toondude


Robb Flynn is the Tommy Wiseau of metal

bloc
January 20th 2018
54409 Comments


Don tauch meh mutherFUCKer

Kaiwaz
January 20th 2018
8737 Comments


LMFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAO

swipenet
January 20th 2018
2921 Comments


I really thought Nuclear Blast had standards lol, maybe MH is too big a name for them to be like "we aren't selling this shit".

SpiritCrusher2
January 20th 2018
6105 Comments


nuclear blast had standards lol good one

Kaiwaz
January 20th 2018
8737 Comments


Machine Head has sucked since Robb started to rap. Shit is awful.

Toondude10
January 20th 2018
13652 Comments


"Robb Flynn is the Tommy Wiseau of metal"

well Rob actually came out with quality content for the most part.

@bloc Rob's been producing MH's albums since Ashes.

bloc
January 20th 2018
54409 Comments


Hmm, then I shouldn't complain too much. I enjoyed Locust a lot

Darius the Great
January 20th 2018
19754 Comments


Locust was cool. This shit isn't.

Toondude10
January 20th 2018
13652 Comments


their last four albums were ace tbh

swipenet
January 20th 2018
2921 Comments


Yeah, not sure what happened, but tbf it's been more than 3 years since their last one.

swipenet
January 20th 2018
2921 Comments


Though that does seem to be their typical incubation period anyways

zaruyache
January 20th 2018
20382 Comments


@ 0:45
He's so tall, and handsome as hell
He's so bad but he does it so well


can't unhear the taylor swift in that rhythm lmao

trilo
January 20th 2018
2314 Comments


holy shit what is this

it's so bad

Digging: Defacement - Deviant

Kaiwaz
January 20th 2018
8737 Comments


it's called "garbage"

necropig
January 20th 2018
5101 Comments


This band should cease to exist now
Pure fucking tripe

Digging: Liers In Wait - Spiritually Uncontrolled Art

chug73
January 20th 2018
3794 Comments


Take away Rob's lame ass fucking lyrics and this is actually alright.

swipenet
January 21st 2018
2921 Comments


Except the fapping in the beginning, that needs to go as well

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 24th 2018
3795 Comments


Something else I noticed recently: The chorus is definitely influenced by BMTH's Sempiternal album.

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 24th 2018
3795 Comments


"I really thought Nuclear Blast had standards lol, maybe MH is too big a name for them to be like "we aren't selling this shit"."

Some people might want to point out Surgical Meth Machine. But at the same time, I wouldn't because it's pretty clear Al was just out to piss people off with that album and I prefer to believe Nuclear Blast were in on the joke, hence all the videos they posted about it at the time.

swipenet
January 24th 2018
2921 Comments


My goodness, just checked that. Yeah I think NB went with it.

AcidCaravan
January 25th 2018
439 Comments


I'll stick to "Burn My Eyes" when I wanna reminisce of the good ole times.

bloc
January 25th 2018
54409 Comments


I'll take "Burn My Eyes" literally the next time someone shows me this video

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 25th 2018
3795 Comments


OK so, so far we have:
Beyond the Pale (Strapping Young Lad - Love?)
Bastards (any folk-punk song e.g. The Pogues or something)
Kaleidoscope (something from Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal)
Volatile (Chimaira - Cleansation)

Toondude10
January 25th 2018
13652 Comments


don't forget the title track

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 25th 2018
3795 Comments


I can't remember what it sounds like so will have to re-listen later

DatsNotDaMetulz
January 25th 2018
3795 Comments


Well it's 1am here so I now have the album, listening through it and writing up a review purely based on first listen.

artiswar
January 25th 2018
6465 Comments


This song is terrible, it doesn't even sound like Triple Beam. In fact the rest of the album doesn't either for some reason.

WhoopDatTrick
January 25th 2018
89 Comments


is the new album called "Cringe My Eyes"?

artiswar
January 25th 2018
6465 Comments


I'm ready for the slam-poetry MH album.

swipenet
January 25th 2018
2921 Comments


It's actually alright overall, but this blows yeah

artiswar
January 25th 2018
6465 Comments


yeah this song blows, one of the worst on the album. why they chose this as a single is beyond me, this song lost me at 'put your middle fingers in the air'.

swipenet
January 25th 2018
2921 Comments


Robb is reminiscing the 70's it seems

artiswar
January 26th 2018
6465 Comments


This song would actually be pretty catchy if Robb wasn't basically singing 'my love for you is like a truck, berserker'

swipenet
January 26th 2018
2921 Comments


What the fuck was that lol



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