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Machine Head Posts New Music Video For "Locust"

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Machine Head debuted its new music video for the song "Locust" on Metal Hammer. The song appears on the band's latest LP "Unto the Locust" released last month. Metal Underground's review of the release can be found this location.

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1. hunter88 writes:

f***ing love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. yup writes:

Ill be honest, I absolutely can't stand MH. They are one of those bands who writes music to match the current trends in metal. I remember them when they first started out and it was quite different from right now. Not in a progressive way like Pantera, where they kept the same sound but just evolved with production. Im sure theres plenty who will disagree, but its just my opinion.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

It is what it is, I just don't understand why bands bother with videos anymore.
Love the album, love the song.
Video...meh...only if Beavis and Butt Head head bang to it...then it's all good. :)

Post # 2......Machine Head lost me after The Burning Red and Supercharger...got me right back with Empire.
I think they were following trends with Red and Super but now?
I wouldn't call this trendy at all.
A cross between Dark Angel and Metallica of old, but definitely updated.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

Agreed with Brian's statement regarding post #2. If the poster can tell me which trend in metal Rob copped that riff from I'll blow him. Fvcking can't get that riff out of my head. \m/\m/

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. spiral_architect writes:

WOW BLINDGREED, I'D REALLY HATE TO SEE YOU SWALLOWING YOUR WORDS..........

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

It's a unique riff, that's why I like it. I think i'm good Spiral.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

That's not all he'll be swallowing if someone proves him wrong ;)

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. OverkillExposure writes:

Here's an admission for you: I spun The Burning Red again today, and loved it. A lot. I don't care that it tapped into a late '90s trend; I still find it to be a great, powerful record. Ditto for Supercharger.

In hindsight, that phase in MH's career was absolutely necessary from an artistic standpoint. Everything that followed - Ashes, Blackening, Locust - absorbed the strongest elements of their "experimental" records and incorporated them into the sound they started with. The result is current Machine Head, and a new album that just KILLS with power and emotion.

That kind of growth wouldn't have been possible if Ashes had been "what they made after The More Things Change," as many claimed to wish when that record came out. I find it difficult to erase or discount albums/phases from a band's career when I KNOW that they took something good from them, even if just a silver lining.

... Unless it's a certain band that rhymes with Metallica whose every new effort makes the last one seem that much better...

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianMN writes:

^^^And yet six hours later no one has proven BG wrong.
Is this a rehash of old?
Well...yes.
It's got the groove of Pantera/Exhorder. The darkness of Dark Angel and the epicness of old Metallica.
But does it follow any current trends?
No.
It pays homage to the old while making it all their own, and current.
There's nothing new under the sun folks.
Why has MH been so praised then for the last couple of years?
Simple.
A good song, is a good song.
Doesn't matter what genre...rap, country, metal...etc...
Good songs will always be recognized, even if it is only by the underground.
MH, while somewhat derivative is simply doing what so few groups, regardless of genre are doing now a days.
Releasing good music.
It's brutal.
It's memorable.
It's epic.
It's everything good music should be.
And that's why comparisons to trends and even MH's own obvious influences are basically irrelevant.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. OverkillExposure writes:

#9 - I wasn't trying to prove BG wrong; I agreed with him the first time. I agree with your above post as well. My point is that for my personal tastes as a fan of MH, metal, and music in general, I'd go a step further and extend the "good songs and good music" tag to their 1999-2001 work as well, DESPITE the flirtations with trends that still didn't prevent them from making songs I still love to this day.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. yup writes:

They tried the whole Pantera thing, then Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park got huge so they followed that crowd. Then they went into the whole metal core Trivium thing. Now they are doing the big bad biker Devildriver thing while trying to stay "melodic" and infuse some kind of old school metal riffage to stabilize some kind of credibility.

Its not hard to impress a metal audience these days. There is hardly any new and noteworthy materially there with everyone copying eachothers sound. Everyone's drums, guitars, bass, vocals sound exactly the same. Every couple of months a new shift in the trend comes along and people latch on. The problem is that it's so subtle, but over time becomes more notable. Especially from a distance.

To me, this MH stuff is not memorable in any way shape or form. I just falls into the same category of repetitive junk that irritates me. You can't blame me for that, it's my opinion. Nobody can change it. So just accept it and move on. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind or argue, I'm just clarifying my opinion for those who don't understand. I all ready know that MH has a boat load of fans. I don't care. Am I not allowed to think this band is awful? If everyone liked them, they would not be such a dart board for criticism, and their fans would not be so defensive.

By the way...their singer took singing lessons from Lady GaGa's vocal coach. Its going to be hilarious watching you all defend that and how it's so metal. Hahaha cheers!

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. yup writes:

Oh, and if your interested in getting that classic copycat metal sound that everyone's doing these days...

Just use some Steven Slate triggers on your drums, or be even more lazy and just use EZ Drummer. Load up a Krank or Mesa head through an Orange cab (cause vintage is so in right now). Grab yourself a Shure SM7 vocal mic. Record a bunch of sloppy tunes in drop A, and compress/limit the sh it out of it!

Oh and if you want that old school cred, just play some clean harmonized guitar parts that rip off old Metallica.

The singing is where you define whether your a heavy biker dude with a beard, in which case you have to at least growl a bit. Or if you've got plugs in your ears and short hair your going to opt for more of a whiney clean singing voice.

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrianMN writes:

@Overkill.....sorry buddy, my original rant was aimed at comment #5, not yours.
LOL.
I think you make some interesting points.
My basic point was....that MH didn't make songs I liked during Super or Red and they went back to the kind of thrash I love with Empire.

Post 12???
I don't care who Flynn took voice lessons from.
I don't care if he took lessons from Hellen Keller, Pee Wee Herman, and Gilbert Godfrey all at once.
He sounds better now.
Also, I've heard the new Devildriver and new MH sounds nothing like it.
Way more groove on MH.
DD is pure hatred...I liked it.:)

# Oct 28, 2011 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Zumbi writes:

Hey Yup, if all current metal is so terrible why follow it on this site? Just turn on VH1 Classic metal mania and enjoy yourself. Also to say MH copy Trivium is ludicrous. I'm pretty sure the band that has been around for 20 years is the influence not the other way around, especially since Trivium themselves have sited MH as a big influence to them.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. yup writes:

Your obviously upset, as I expected. Not to mention, not thinking clearly. Does this site cater to only "current" metal? No. Ever stop to think there are some people who enjoy metal bands that aren't "current"?

Like I said, I think MH follows trends as opposed to setting them. You are not going to change my mind. You could beat my face with a lead pipe and knock all my teeth out, and it still would not change my mind. Stop wasting your words on me. It's not worth it.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 12:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. yup writes:

Not to mention "the blood, the sweat...." song sums up my point completely. They jumped on that bandwagon so fast I coulda mistaken them for Powerman 5000. All the way down to the bleach blonde Spikey hair, hot topic wardrobe, and cooky white boy rapper stage moves.

Now they're all "oh im big and bad with a beard" just like how Devildriver guy was ashamed of his C Chamber attitude.

Bands that invest that much into working on their image bother me. Alot.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Jackrum writes:

decent video for a damn good song. Very strong album all round.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 6:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BrokenFace writes:

powerman 5000 is this f***in guy serious?
MH mehhh
new album pretty f***ing cool wouldnt say its brilliant but i f***in curse the fag that tells me he sounds like powerman 5000 - trivium or devildriver
do u listen to the music befor spurting your half asses no brain opinion.
An Dez isnt an never was ashamed of coal chamber, hes stated many times its a part of his life hes proud of.
Go f*** yourself
That is all

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ER writes:

hey yup so who is note worthy?

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. yup writes:

I told you not to waste your words on me, seriously. I'm way too meaningless and pathetic to waste your time on. Your only defending your favorite music, I understand.

Maybe the fact that Kerry King said much worse about MH and their trend following singer. He called them out for what they were for ten years.

Nobody here is right or wrong, we are all entitled to our opinions. Just as we are all entitled to defend them. It just so happens that there are more MH fans to defend them. Just like there are more Mushroom Head fans to defend Mushroom Head. Which happens to be another band who picked up on the trends to stay alive.

I really don't have anymore time to read these comments on this subject. So if it makes you feel better to trash talk, by all means I encourage it.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BrokenFace writes:

mushroomhead were befor slipknot just for the record.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. OverkillExposure writes:

Seems like the only poster wasting his words here is this Yup fella. For someone who allegedly cares so little about the band and the subject, and whose mind ABSOLUTELY can't be changed, he's repeatedly churned out some nice fat walls of text.

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. wilco writes:

good song and as allways dr greed is right
love the new album of them

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. silvermountains writes:

love the new album, and a great video. all i need now is a great line up to support them through a US tour. MACHINE FVCK HEAD

# Oct 29, 2011 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Jenny writes:

Agreed with post 17.
Though I would comment that I would have preferred some of the parts of the video look more realistic. On the upside, the colors and the idea of the video were very good and many images were very strong.

As for the song, I love it. That solo at 3:38 gets me every time.

# Oct 30, 2011 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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