Machine Head drop 3 track EP

2021-06-11 by Toondude | 28 Comments
Machine Head have officially dropped three brand new tracks, entitled "Become The Firestorm", "Rotten" and "Arrows in Words from the Sky". All three tracks have been release simultaneously as a 3-track EP.

The songs were produced by Zack Ohren, marking the first time the band has worked with a different producer in 20 years, since 2001's Supercharger. It also features Navene Koperweis (Whitechapel, Animals as Leaders) on session drums, hinting that the bands current drummer Matt Aston might not be in the band's upcoming record.

While a new album is expected to drop sometime this year, it is unknown if these three tracks will be a part of it.

Check out the songs here:
"Become the Firestorm"



"Rotten"



"Arrows in Words to the Sky"


Tagged: Machine Head

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Toondude10
June 11th 2021
14541 Comments


Best tracks they've done in years

SlothcoreSam
June 11th 2021
3260 Comments


Become the Firestorm is great, a true stadium anthemic belter

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Grungil
June 11th 2021
243 Comments


Machine Head ended after The Blackening. This is fake news.

Brabiz
June 11th 2021
1421 Comments


I bet 10 bucks it’s sucks

Dizchu
June 11th 2021
341 Comments


The first song sounds more like Roadrunner United than Machine Head.

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 11th 2021
4078 Comments


I do wonder what happened to Vogg and Matt Alston. Were they just touring members?

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 11th 2021
4078 Comments


Having listened to the EP it does sound better than Catharsis and possibly even Bloodstone & Diamons. Still far behind their peak.

JeetJeet
June 11th 2021
9593 Comments


Arrows and Firestorm are both extremely good songs. Very surprised at how good this ep is considering how they shit the bed hard with Catharsis and those other extremely forgettable singles that they dropped last year.

gocsa666
June 11th 2021
419 Comments


who gives a fuck

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 11th 2021
4078 Comments


Clearly you

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
June 12th 2021
14527 Comments


Definitely sounds like machine head, but that’s probably a given considering they’ve recycled about 20 ideas across these three songs...

zaruyache
June 12th 2021
24273 Comments


Album Rating: 1.5

whole band just sounds cooked and beat to death. they even have shitty breakdowns and clean vox now like they're trying to be metalcore.

JeetJeet
June 12th 2021
9593 Comments


Uh...they've always had clean vox and breakdowns?

zaruyache
June 12th 2021
24273 Comments


but they've always sounded like machine head doing groove metal with those things, whereas this sounds like tired metalcore chugs and bored cleans. like they want to do 00's core but don't have any of the energy.

Coldplaz
June 12th 2021
122 Comments


This band seriously needs to stop

garas
Contributing Reviewer
June 12th 2021
6221 Comments


Just disband already!

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Madbutcher3
June 12th 2021
2848 Comments


appreciate that they're a bit faster than their usual stuff but the production is super flat, serious downgrade from colin richardson to the The Flesh Prevails guy

Sabrutin
June 12th 2021
7754 Comments


AI-generated metal

canczar
June 12th 2021
55 Comments


MH have worked with other producers in the past several years. The info in the article is not completely correct.

Eons
June 12th 2021
3166 Comments


Rob should have been fired after Catharsis

tsunamijesus
June 12th 2021
4 Comments


Navene is sick but who let those cleans out of the booth. Sounds like the producer has good pitch but no voice, was trying to demo the idea but can't actually do it himself, and they left it in.

'you know, something like that'
'nah man that's great, leave it in and we'll give you performance credit'

combustion07
June 13th 2021
8640 Comments


I actually kind of dig the first song. Not my kinda vocals but instrumentally it was cool. Haven't jammed any Machine Head since The Blackening. Used to love it when it dropped but it's been years since I revisited it

wildinferno2010
June 13th 2021
1516 Comments


"Album Rating: 1.5"

Didn't know you could rate news posts lol

Songs are okay, but why do Robb's clean vocals always sounds so fucking weird? They have to be putting some kind of effect on it, and it doesn't sound good

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starboystargirl
June 16th 2021
618 Comments


Well... Better than the tracks on Catharsis, or Do Or Die....

Production needs a rawer edge. Those drums are so fucking scrubbed clean that they sound plastic.

This could pass as modern Trivium - take that as you will.

Storm In A Teacup
June 16th 2021
33088 Comments


YouTube music was auto playing and I liked the song that was on. Was this band. My first Machinehead song. It was probably one of these but I have no idea. Seems like I should check

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JeetJeet
June 16th 2021
9593 Comments


You should peep The Blackening

Storm In A Teacup
June 16th 2021
33088 Comments


Will do Jeet

Toondude10
June 16th 2021
14541 Comments


The Blackening and Burn My Eyes are essential listens



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