Name: Burn My Eyes
Review: RELEASED IN a year that saw Pantera storm to the top of the US charts, few debuts have made as devastating an impact as 'Burn My Eyes'. Planting its hardcore thrash roots in a plot of social disorder, the result was one of the most ferocious and groove-laden behemoths the metal world has, and likely will ever see. A bona fide classic.
Name: Through the Ashes of...
Review: FOLLOWING A period that saw the band's very existence hang by a thread, Machine Head reunited with original knob-twiddler Colin Richardson, producing their finest work in almost a decade:Through the Ashes of Empires. With Flynn's former Vio-Lence cohort Phil Demmel entering the fold on guitar the quartet returned to what they do best; writing mammoth, crunching riffs of undeniable power.
Name: The More Things Change
Review: ALTHOUGH NOT as successful as its predecessor, the band's second album picked up where they had left off three years before. Having recruited drummer Dave McClain in place of the departed Chris Kontos, the album was a typically seething and jaw-breaking affair, with a cover of Ice T's 'Colors' providing an insight into future territories.
Name: The Burning Red
Review: AS HIP-HOP and metal collided in mainstream proportions, this Ross Robinson-produced effort saw the band follow suit. Recorded at Indigo Ranch studios in California - the home of Slipknot's eponymous debut - and at the same time in the same place as Amen's 'Coma America', it spawned a number of the band's best-loved and most loathed cuts, influencing a disposable army of trend-followers in the process.
Review: THIS POST-MILLENNIUM clusterfuck was a commercial disaster. Trading in their once dense and precise grooves for a collection of lacklustre nu-metal shit-nuggets, the disgruntled aftermath drove the band to the brink. Few could have predicted the second-coming that would follow this atrocity but a dramatic return to former glories was needed so as not to completely alienate a legion of loyal fans.