More Things Change [CASSETTE]
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The More Things Chaange is an immensely heavy record, with low guitars and some seriously crushing riffs that go a step beyond those of Burn My Eyes. Ten Ton Hammer opens the album with the squeal of feedback and a build up that leads into one of those classic slow but extremely heavy riffs. Take My Scars follows with a fast, heavy and catchy riff leading into some spectacular spoken word lyrics over the verse.
Lyrically the album is very dark and more introverted than BME. The album does lack some of the intricacies of the debut, but the riff-heavy approach really works. That's not to say there aren't any articulate, original songs-Violate's scream to a sigh vocals and slow then fast strong structure create one of Machine Head's best songs.
Solo's are exemplary (special mention to Logan's fantastic and highly-original wah solo on Spine, and the spectacular dual solo of superb closer BLood of the Zodiac), and new drummer Dave McLain proves himself well, with particularly great double-kicking.
Overall a superb, often underrated album. If you like Machine Head or metal in general, buy this
The More Things Change may not be as famous as any of those albums, but it is a very strong album in any case. The music is very heavy and groove orientated, with only a slightly darker leaning to the riffs and lyrics changing the formula inherited from its predecessor.
Go to any Machine Head concert in the last decade and you'll find a healthy portion of the material is from The More Things Change; tracks like 'Ten Ton Hammer,' and 'Take My Scars,' are absolutely essential listening for Machine Head fans, but even the less famous material like 'Bay Of Pigs,' and 'Blood Of The Zodiac,' are of the utmost quality.
Everything about this album is good, from the general musical direction to the production and performances. The musicianship is excellent (this is the final album with guitarist Logan Mader and the first album with drummer Dave McClain) Even the artwork and booklet are effective and understated.
This may not be the obvious first port of call for prospective Machine Head fans, but once you get into the band you definitely ought to pick up a copy of The More Things Change, it is a very underrated album and beyond that simply a very good album all round; its very hard, very heavy and almost bleak in atmosphere... I highly recommend it.
What they are good at is grabbing your attention with classic guitar work and roared vocals. This isn't you dance-hall filler album, although there's some great riffs, it's more of a listen alone album with a slower, less flowing feel to it.
It's also long at over an hour, and introspective at times. Violate and Bay of Pigs are reasons to be angry, and the sheer passion comes through. It's not as natural as one the previous, or later albums, but it's there.
I feel this was a stepping stone while they re grouped, but this criticism is tainted with the admission that they didn't waste an album. It's good old-school metal Sepultura at their best would have been proud of. I feel they had to think to write, rather than spontaneously create instant classics like on Burn My Eyes, but they obviously have tried to write, and not settled for whatever comes out.
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Great delivery time and good quality and exactly as described. Will definitely be making more purchases from here!Published 17 months ago by Eddie Morrison
I bought this for my Fiance and he loved it, He's been waiting to get it for ages so I bought it for him. Came in good packaging and came in good time! Would definitely recommend!Published on 27 Dec. 2013 by Becky Ganderton
I have loved machine head for ages. This is a great cd full of agression and yet a truly brilliant sound.Published on 21 May 2013 by julie
They had the challenge of following up one of the greatest metal albums of all time - the superb 'Burn my Eyes'. Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2006 by strangeaeon
I challenge anyone to sit through this album's first five tracks without wanting to jump around like a demented monkey and break furniture. Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2006 by Buffalohump
I've been a Machine Head fan for ages, and I had bought all the albums except this. I wasn't expecting that much from it as it isn't really as talked about as Burn My Eyes. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2005 by Steven
If burn my eyes was album that said we're machine head and we're comin to drink your vodka and get jiggy with ur daughter. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2004