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The Burning Red [CD]

Machine Head Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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How do you create a masterpiece of modern metal? Is it a conscious effort on the part of the artists or is it something more organic – a confluence of events and moods, emotions and mechanics that all come together in the right place at the right time? That’s the question that comes to mind upon the first listen to Machine Head’s sixth studio album The Blackening. Guitars ... Read more in Amazon's Machine Head Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Aug 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B00000JLC4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Enter The Phoenix (Album Version)0:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Desire To Fire (Album Version) 4:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Nothing Left (Album Version) 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears (Album Version) 4:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Silver (Album Version) 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. From This Day (Album Version) 3:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Exhale The Vile (Album Version) 4:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Message In A Bottle (Album Version) 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Devil With The King's Card (Album Version) 4:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Defy (Album Version) 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Five (Album Version) 5:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Burning Red (Album Version) 6:430.79  Buy MP3 

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars chilling 23 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album got quite a lashing from the metal press on it's release but in my eyes it is possibly Machine Head's finest hour. Words cannot describe how amazing this album is. Songs such as 'Nothing Left' and 'Exhale The Vile' to name just two roar with such fury but tracks such as 'Silver' and the title track just show case how beautiful and touching this band can get without displacing the foreboding sense of anger, loss and frustration that burns at the heart of this album.
What is the burning red though? the seething red raw anger? the red lust of the slightly gothic melodic touches? the colour of robb flynn's throat after coming out of the vocal booth?
To be really critical, I wasn't as much a fan of 'from this day' and 'message in a bottle' (the two most famous tracks from this CD) and dave mcclain's piston like drumming seems a small bit restrained alot of the time, but the rest of the disc makes up for it in such a way you can't imagine.
This music is simple emotional elevation as much as it is searing body blows. woah.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 19 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
this album is simply fantastic. except a dubious cover of police's message in a bottle. some folk have critizisd it for being rap metal, but there is only two songs that could fall ito this catagory, and they are both awesome, like the rest of the album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diffrent, but still great 22 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
here we go, Machine Heads third release and quite a shock i will admit, but that dosent take from the greatness of it. any fan of Machine Heads previous releases will feel the same, they werent expecting this album to be like this, it seems Machine head had taken a more Nu metal route with added rap elements with this release and i believe they did a good job to. It showed me they can change thier style and still be successful at it. This album is very dark and personal for the frontman which is not so strong in the previous releases and that also makes me think this album is more unique for them. I wont get into a review of every track, i will let you decide for yourself and form your own opinion, but if you are not into Nu metal then this album is not for you, but at the same time this album is more than typical Nu metal because it has a few diffrent styles in it and more complex in my opinion. definantly worth a listen and you can pick it up for only a few quid so it wont break the bank.

peace out and hope you enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter The Phoenix 27 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
Even after all the years that have passed, I still cannot believe just how woefully under-rated this album is, I still rate this as one of their best, it is certainly one of their most interesting albums to date. The production, by Ross Robinson, is astonishing, deep, layered and organic, it is one of those recordings that rewards with repeated listenings, there is so much detail and nuance you can pick out new details with every listen. It is definately metal but it is more experimental, textured and colourful than their other albums, there is a refreshing lack of guitar soloing with more emphasis on guitar sounds, effects and interplay between the two excellent guitarists. The drumming is classy, polished and understated and the bass snakes and writhes, dark and economic. There is some great use of melody and beautifully placed guitar effects, there is a great piece within the stunning "Five" that just comes out of nowhere, soft and mournful, that adds great texture and mood to the track (at 3.06). Other highlights, of which there are many, include "Exhale The Vile," "Silver," "The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears" and "I Defy" although every track is essential and holds its own place within the whole context of the recording. The running order of the tracks is perfection and there is a superb version of Message In A Bottle by The Police in the mid-section that gives the album a better feel and breaks it nicely into two sections.

I really wish they had pursued this sound more but then I suppose that's what makes this album so special. It stands alone (burning red) as such a unique and unusual album. This is an album that has been perfectly named.

It ends with the haunting, ethereal, broken distortion of The Burning Red that slowly morphs into something vast and floating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh My God 21 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
The head's third albumn "The Burning Red" saw a very significant musical development within the band, A less raw but by no means less brilliant approach to the song writing and musical content. Flynn's voice can do anything, a true god of our time. From the chilling "The burning red" through to the ball busting "Blood the sweat the tears" this albumn has it all. Dont expect another Burn my eyes from this albumn thats not what its about, a superb albumn none the less and well worth your wages or pocket money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Machine Head step up a few levels! 25 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
This, being Machine Head's 3rd album, is amazing! It may not be as raw and unprevoked as Burn My Eyes and The More Things Change... were but it still smashes your head to a pulp! Ofcourse there are a couple tracks that give you time to recover like the LOOSELY hip hop based "From This Day" and the awesome Police cover "Message In A bottle" and the chilling "The Burning Red". This album pretty much encapsulates everything that is Machine Head! It's the next right and obvious step in their evolution! Burn My eyes was power-ridden heaviness, The More Thigs Change... was dark, melodic guitar parts interwoven within bitumen-thick riffs and The Burning Red is all this and more! My favourite track is "Exhale The Vile"! It's dark, it's heavy but most of all it is the epitome of song writing at it's best! This album has been described as Machine head hopping onto the "Nu-Metal bandwagon" but I can assure you that if you're looking for s**t heavy music and already own Burn My Eyes then this is the album to get!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shark Sandwich
Diabolical. I cannot beleive i paid full price for this. It's St Anger levels of bad. Thanks god for Ashes...
Published 2 months ago by Beavis
1.0 out of 5 stars shocking
After the first two exceptional outings, MH took a very strange turn and this offers nothing other than some very poor nu-metal rantings. Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2006 by strangeaeon
3.0 out of 5 stars a step or 2 down
B U R N M Y E Y E S well that is a raw classic heavy metal at its best from the guitars to the vocals to the drums to the bass! Read more
Published on 31 May 2005 by Lumpx
2.0 out of 5 stars Not all it's hyped to be really.....
Many times I have heard this album hailed as a classic.....hmmm, it really is far from it. Actually it's so poor it's unlistenable, you may give it the odd spin every so often but... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2003 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Stupidly under-rated - this album's brilliant
Ok, so it's going to be difficult for The Head to create another album of the quality of either Burn My Eyes or The More Things Change. But they've had a bloody good go at it. Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing metal
In case you were staying away from this band because you heard the were 'Rap Metal', then I urge you to think again. Machine Head DO NOT RAP. Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2002 by "steven_reid69"
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album, especially 'Message in a Bottle'...magic!
A nice solid album from the masters of rap-metal. Machine Head can mix the best of both to create fantastic songs such as 'From This Day' which is a timeless classic, and 'The... Read more
Published on 22 April 2002 by mark444@beer.com
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