Editor’s note: sometimes CD’s fall through the cracks here at antiMUSIC.
This one should have been reviewed when it came out but it was one of the
lost discs until it was discovered a few weeks ago. I thought better late
than never and handed it off to Rachael to get her take on it. Her review
Machine Head - Hellalive
This is Machine Head’s first live album,
and from a band that has ‘pretty much built a career on our live reputation’,
‘Hellalive’ delivers the golden goods on a silver platter.
Compared to the majority of live albums,
which are generally s***, ‘Hellalive’ has an impressing striking sound,
and unlike most, you feel like you’re right at the front of the crowd,
rather than at the very back, getting s*** faced to console yourself.
Recorded at Brixton Academy, London December
8th 2001, ‘Hellalive’ is raw and uncut, featuring unforgettable moments
from 99’s ‘Burning Red’ via the bewitchingly melodic onslaught ‘The Blood,
The Sweat, The Tears’ and the stop start droning riffs of ‘From This Day’.
Going as early back as 94’s ‘Burn My Eyes’,
(“This is ‘Olllllldd!!!’” bellows the charismatic Rob Flynn), ‘Hellalive’
covers parts of all four full-length Machine Head albums, capturing each
essence and entity of the structure of this band.
In fact a band, whom when you listen to
their mixture in sound across the years, its not difficult to see the amount
of influence they have had on other more recent bands, such as early Slipknot,
Stone sour and Disturbed.
The sound of these bands compared
to the almighty Machine Head, is almost too obvious, and you kind feel
a bit sorry for the band and all the s*** they have gotten, (for example
from Slayer’s Kerry King who accused them of the ‘start of rap-metal’ -
Flynn soon shot back with the fact that King had only just ‘rocked his
little socks off’ with pop punk disgrace Sum41), and perhaps that this
band should be given a lot more credit, considering how much they have
put into the present-day metal scene.
Check out prime track - ‘The Burning Red’
with its eerie guitar melodies and drowsy beats, intertwined with Flynn’s
soft, comforting harmonies.
A compilation, live bible for die-hard
Machine Head fans, and a more than accurate introduction for any non-believers.
Posted by The Metal Lord:
I havent heard enough Machine Head i know Rob FLyn suppourted Korn in their first days but as far as the rap metal thing that's up to debate.
Posted by Dropkick:
The Burning Red is a big dissapointment for Machine Head. Burn My Eyes is the core of Machine Head. Their latest release, Through The Ashes of Empire is turn back in the right direction for MH.
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