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Burn My Eyes

United States Country of Origin: United States

1. Davidian
2. Old
3. A Thousand Lies
4. None But My Own
5. The Rage To Overcome
6. Death Church
7. A Nation On Fire
8. Blood For Blood
9. I'm Your God Now
10. Real Eyes. Realize. Real Lies
11. Block

Review by Jack on March 30, 2002.

Man, when this bad ass karate-kung fu-ninja disc came out, it let loose one of the mightiest press/public reactions in history. Some called it the resurrection of adrenaline charged metal that had been rapidly deteriorating in the world... I call it one big, cow-slicing, ball-banging, shredding CD. “Burn My Eyes” even today is so awesome, bands like Slipknot and Papa Roach seek shelter from a godly creation that Machine Head have blessed us with. If some of these nu-metal bands had even a wisp of talent and insight that Machine Head had on “Burn My Eyes” then the world would clearly be a better place.

Chock full of 11 anthems of immortality, Rob Flynn and co. go about their business like the very lives of the world depended on it. Absolutely, murderously, chunky guitar riffs in combination with the outstanding drumming of Chris Kontos put any other release to shame! Whether it be a Machine Head ballad (if there is such a thing?) like ‘I’m Your God Now’ or cock-snapping hammer songs like ‘Davidian’ Machine Head go about their business in such a way that you would think music is synonymous with Machine Head and Machine Head synonymous with music.

Machine Head are clearly untouchable and without peer with “Burn My Eyes” and I pray to the Lord every day that they will one day realize their mistakes with more recent albums and come back and touch the hearts of lost little teenage boys everywhere.

Bottom Line: “Burn My Eyes” is so freakingly awesome!!!! If you do not own this disc, well you should go out and buy it.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Originality: 9
Musicianship: 10
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 9
Overall: 10

Rating: 9.4 out of 10