Machine Head 'Catharsis' 2xLP
Recent years have seen Machine Head gaining momentum and confidence. The arrival of bassist Jared McEachern, the release of 2014’s universally lauded ‘Bloodstone And Diamonds’ album and the subsequent birth of Machine Head’s An Evening With… shows – several hours of Machine Head, no support band, guaranteed fan satisfaction! – have all added fuel to the band’s already blazing fire, and 2018 promises to be their biggest and best year yet, starting with the release of long-awaited ninth album ‘Catharsis’.
Offering vast quantities of style and substance, Catharsis is a 75-minute, 15-track eruption of pain and fury, hope and joy, melody and savagery. By far the most hard-hitting album Machine Head have ever made, both musically and lyrically, it sustains their long tradition of writing songs about the real world and the authentic, heartfelt emotions that define the human condition. Instant classics like the thunderous, riff-driven Beyond The Pale, the lurching grooves and gutter poetry of Triple Beam and the grinding psychedelia of Kaleidoscope are among the most evocative and powerful that Flynn and his band mates have penned to date, while snarling, thrash’n’roll bruisers like California Bleeding and the Lemmy-saluting Razorblade Smile revel in Machine Head’s thuggish, obnoxious side.
Catalogue number: 0727361351915
Label: Nuclear Blast