I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Machine Head - Through the Ashes of Empires [2004]

There are a few songs on this album that are extremely high-energy all the way through. The one ailment of this album is the use of filler riffs in many of the songs. Songs like "Bite the Bullet" and "Seasons Wither" are half weak-sauce but with some really catchy heavy parts thrown inside. The production is great. It's damn clear and always heavy as hell. There are some annoying vocal sections like the end of "In the Presence of my Enemies", but there aren't enough to really piss me off. There is a little variation on this album as shown by the lighter and more validating "Days Turn Blue to Gray". However, too many of the songs fail to stimulate my interest and passion. Standouts include "Imperium", "Left Unfinished", "In the Presence of my Enemies", and "Days Turn Blue to Gray".

Rating: 7.25


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