Machine Head - Through The Ashes Of Empires


8.1 | 427 votes |
Release date: 27 October 2003
Style: Progressive thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Imperium
02. Bite The Bullet
03. Left Unfinished
04. Elegy
05. In The Presence Of My Enemies
06. Days Turn Blue To Gray
07. Vim
08. Seasons Wither [USA bonus]
09. All Falls Down
10. Wipe The Tears
11. Descend The Shades Of Night

Disc II [European slipcase edition bonus]
01. Bite The Bullet [demo]
02. Left Unfinished [demo]
03. Elegy [demo]
04. All Falls Down [demo]
05. Descend The Shades Of Night [demo]
+ The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears [video]
+ The Making Of "Through The Ashes Of Empires" [video]

Line-up
Robert "Robb" Flynn - guitars, vocals
Phil Demmel - guitars
Dave McClain - drums
Adam Duce - bass, backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Robert Flynn
Mixed by Colin Richardson

International release date:27 Octomber 2003
North American release date:20 April 2004

Guest review by
Passenger
Rating:
9.0
As a Machine Head fan I'm one of those that think they never achieved anything as good as "Burn My Eyes" in their following releases. I don't mind Nu Metal and, honestly, "The Burning Red" was a very good move, in many aspects. I always admired a well conducted evolution, but "Supercharge" made me realize they couldn't take the alternative side any further, like if the previous work should had been an isolated experience.

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published 04.01.2005 | Comments (3)

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24.03.2012 - 01:35
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
I'm not exactly a huge machine head fan, but from what i've heard i believe this to be one of their better albums. Some of the songs take a while to actually hook the listener, and some riffs sound pretty much identical, but what MH's strongpoints are here are there ability to pen some ace tunes, as on 'Imperium' and closing 'Descend the Shades of Night'. They also have a good way of introducing melody into their sound on this album, which works well.
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24.03.2012 - 04:59
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by musicalkaratekid on 24.03.2012 at 01:35
I'm not exactly a huge machine head fan, but from what i've heard i believe this to be one of their better albums.

Personally this is my favorite Machine Head album. After this they started meandering into their "epic" style of thrash or whatever and that turned me off. But here the songs have focus even in their length.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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25.03.2012 - 18:26
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.03.2012 at 04:59

Written by musicalkaratekid on 24.03.2012 at 01:35
I'm not exactly a huge machine head fan, but from what i've heard i believe this to be one of their better albums.

Personally this is my favorite Machine Head album. After this they started meandering into their "epic" style of thrash or whatever and that turned me off. But here the songs have focus even in their length.

Yeah I agree with you on that point. I believe Machine Head do actually work well with their longer songs, as their is more room for originality.
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06.09.2012 - 19:36
Rating: 7
Angry Chair
Very good album but again like the 1st album burn my eyes I think the songs get weaker as it goes along.

Best songs for me are the first 4:

Imperium
bite the bullet
Left unfinished
Elegy

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"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
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22.01.2015 - 02:38
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
A good start... imperium and left unfinished the best ones...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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