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The Burning Red [CD]

Machine Head Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,117 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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2 of 2 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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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 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 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing metal 18 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
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. This is trashy and melodic at the same time, but make no mistake the music is heavy. The musical ability of this band is second to none. The vocals are top class, and there is not one bad track on the disk. Even a cover of 'message in a bottle' by the Police shines out. I love great metal/industrial, from Sepultura, American Head Charge, System Of A Down and Slayer to Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Fear Factory. If you even have a passing interest in any of these bands, or just great music, I REALLY think you should press the 'add to trolly' button right now. Great stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Candlelight in Phoenix. 24 May 2014
By Agma
Format:Audio CD
Before the release of "Supercharger" came "The burning red", and out of the two albums this one is probably the better one. So while It still has the questionable smell of the stale and generic metal pampering in places, there does seem to be a concerted effort to provide an equally good measure of the traditional Machine Head brand too. On deconstruction and merit I am not entirely sure this is a truly effective album, but the progressive mindset behind it is sure to be highly commended and well deserving of recognition.

Out of what's here I prefer the quieter ones, (which is unusual as an avid rock & metal fan). "Enter the Phoenix, Silver and The burning red" all pass with flying colours on my quality control scale. The cover song of the classic police track "Message in a bottle" was a nice touch and a suitably honourable patronage to the original. The metal songs for me are largely lackluster: with the riffs being mostly forced and a song structure that doesn't seem to go anywhere. "I defy" and the more well known "The blood, the sweat, the tears" characterises these problems:- in particular.

For me, Machine Head's - The burning red sits in middle ground, it's still probably not one of they're better albums, but some parts work well and others not so well. So give it a try, especially to those with an appetite for aggesive nu metal leanings.
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