The Blackening (studio album) by Machine Head

The Blackening by Machine Head
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-03-26
Overall rank: 4,694th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 61 votes)
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Machine Head - The Blackening [PA] (CD, Mar-2007, Roadrunner Records)
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Machine Head – The Blackening CD 2007 Roadrunner – RRCY-21280 Japan [w/ OBI]
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The Blackening is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Machine Head on

The best album by Machine Head is Burn My Eyes which is ranked number 4350 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 323.

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77/100 (from 61 votes)
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From 03/12/2018 09:38
Después de la leche que se pegó el amigo Flynn con 'Supercharger' parecía que la cosa era ya imposible de remontar, pero le siguió un notable 'Through the Ashes of Empire' que invitaba al optimismo, y llegó 'The Blackening', uno de esos trabajos de obligada escucha para todo buen amante del Metal. 'The Blackening' es un disco denso, de difícil digestión para el que no esté acostumbrado a álbumes con canciones de larga duración, pues la mayoría de temas superan holgadamente los ocho minutos. Una mezcla perfecta del Thrash que Machine Head sabe practicar con ese Groove tan propio de los noventa bajo un halo moderno que le da ese toque de clásico instantáneo. Criticados hasta el aburrimiento por sus detractores, Machine Head consiguieron crear una obra que perdurará por siempre en el imaginario colectivo como uno de los mejores discos del siglo veintiuno.
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From 01/29/2017 20:54
One of the greatest metal albums ever recorded. The end of A Farewell To Arms still gives me chills almost ten years later.
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