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The Blackening

Machine Head

Release date:
March 27th, 2007
Catalog ID:
RR 8016-2
Roadrunner Records
25 reviews (avg. 64%)
1. Clenching the Fists of Dissent 10:35   Show lyrics
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2. Beautiful Mourning 04:49   Show lyrics
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3. Aesthetics of Hate 06:34   Show lyrics
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4. Now I Lay Thee Down 05:34   Show lyrics
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5. Slanderous 05:17   Show lyrics
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6. Halo 09:03   Show lyrics
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8. A Farewell to Arms 10:12   Show lyrics
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Band members
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars
Dave McClain Drums
Adam Duce Bass, Vocals (backing)
Phil Demmel Guitars (lead)
Miscellaneous staff
Alex Solca Photography
Colin Richardson Producer, Mixing
Matt Hyde Mixing
Mark Keaton Engineering
Robb Flynn Producer
Robb Flynn Vocals, Guitars
Dave McClain Drums
Adam Duce Bass, Vocals (backing)
Phil Demmel Guitars (lead)
Alex Solca Photography
Colin Richardson Producer, Mixing
Matt Hyde Mixing
Mark Keaton Engineering
Robb Flynn Producer
Read A modern trash metal classic. 4% Napalm_Satan February 15th, 2016
Read Sometimes incredible,... 84% gasmask_colostomy May 21st, 2015
Read Machine Head-The Blackening 100% Chratheostic17 February 6th, 2015
Read Most Overrated Album Ever 40% beardovdoom November 24th, 2013
Read Eargasm 95% psychoticnicholai August 4th, 2013
Read Now I lay thee down 30% extremesymphony March 26th, 2013
Read Mutant, overgrown nu-metal 5% Zodijackyl December 28th, 2012
Read The Blackening 90% EmFarlam November 28th, 2012
Read Black Sunday 54% NWOAHM666 April 9th, 2012
Read Don't Get Blackened... 75% SilenceIsConsent October 7th, 2011
Read Didn't Make the Cut 50% Slasher666 July 16th, 2011
Read You cannot fool me boys. 48% Seducerofsouls85 June 16th, 2011
Read The Blackening 100% terrorandhubris November 17th, 2010
Read Overrated yet underappreciated 77% JamesIII February 13th, 2010
Read Surprising. 92% ExMachina28 January 25th, 2010
Read The biggest metal farce of... 46% hells_unicorn September 25th, 2008
Read The Blackening 50% gk November 29th, 2007
Read A Return To Form? 73% metal_lover123 August 15th, 2007
Read Machine Head's magnum opus 100% Tymell May 17th, 2007
Read A massive waste of time 15% Mikesn May 12th, 2007
Read And if you thought Through... 20% Fatal_Metal April 13th, 2007
Read And this blackened heart... 100% KrameDogg April 12th, 2007
Read A Little Less Slipknot, A... 90% GravesOfTheFathers April 8th, 2007
Read Machine Head - Metal... 85% gaudy11 February 27th, 2007
Read Machine Head's best yet. 67% Jochem February 19th, 2007

Limited edition includes the bonus track:
9. Battery (Metallica cover) (5:02) (taken from Kerrang! 's 2006 "Remastered: A Tribute to Metallica's Master of Puppets")
and a bonus DVD: The Making of the Blackening' 2006 Tour Documentary.

Also released as 2-LP through Cargo Records in April 2007.

Re-released in 2008 with different cover-art.

International Special Edition 3-Disc 2CD/DVD
CD1: The Blackening
CD2: B-Sides & Rarities 1994-2008
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover) (from Kerrang! 's 2008 "Maiden Heaven: a tribute to Iron Maiden")
2. Alan's on fire (Poison Idea cover) (original "Burn My Eyes" bonus track)
3. Negative creep (Nirvana cover) (originally featured on "Take My Scars")
4. Seasons wither (originally from "Through the Ashes of Empires")
5. My Misery (1997)
6. House of suffering (Bad Brains cover) (bonus track for "The Burning Red")
7. The Possibility of Life's Destruction (Discharge cover) (bonus track for "The More Things Change")
8. Ten Ton Hammer (Original Extended Studio Mix) *
9. Hole in the Sky (Black Sabbath cover) (from "Nativity in Black 2: A Tribute to Black Sabbath")
10. Colors (Ice-T cover) (bonus track from "The More Things Change")
11. Hard Times (Live) (Cro-Mags cover) (taken from the "Old" single)
12. Halo (I Want Your Soul) (Demo) *
13. Aesthetics of Hate (Thrash-terpiece) (Demo) *
* Previously Unreleased
DVD: Live Performances & Videos
Live performances:
- Clenching The Fists of Dissent (With Full Force 2008)
- Now I Lay Thee Down (With Full Force 2008)
- Halo (With Full Force 2008)
- Aesthetics of Hate (Rock In Rio 2008)
- Davidian (Rock In Rio 2008)
- Imperium (Download 2007)
- Old (Download 2007)
- A Thousand Lies (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
- The Rage to Overcome (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniver-sary 2004)
- Death Church (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
- Blood for Blood (Burn My Eyes 10th Anniversary 2004)
Uncensored & Unedited Music Videos:
- Halo
- Now I Lay Thee Down
- Aesthetics of Hate
- The Making of Halo
- The Making of Now I Lay Thee Down
- The Making of Aesthetics of Hate

U.S. Special Edition 2-Disc CD/DVD
CD1: The Blackening - includes two bonus tracks: 09. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover) & 10. Battery (Metallica cover)
DVD: Live Performances & Videos as on International Special Edition.

Recording information:

Recorded at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, CA, USA between August and November 2006


Barcode: 016861801625
Matrix / Runout: [ Warner Music Group "W" Logo ] 168618016-2 V01 QXA
Master SID Code: IFPI L011
Mould SID Code variants: IFPI 056T, 059Z
Label-Code: LC 09231

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