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After the announcement that they'll headline Bloodstock, there has been a lot of moaning and general disdain from some metal fans. Now, I'm not asking if you like them or not, but why is there seems to be a bit of an anti Machine Head agenda from some quarters? It's not as if it's Linkin bloody Park or embarrassing cringers Manowar; I could understand that. Just wondering as I'm genuinely confused :?:

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I think there are a few machine head threads already' date=' why doesn't anyone look before they post? How many 1-5 post threads do we really need around here?[/quote'] Keep yer hair on! I've checked the other 5 pages in this bit of the Forum and don't see one marked MH. And this one's about WHY there's a concerted campaign about them-not whether you like them or not. So there! :lol:

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Well' date=' I guess they're not hardcore enough for many metallers. You know, they have families and lives and stuff :P ![/quote'] I can understand people not liking them, but there definitely seems to be a groundswell against the band for whatever reason-okay the Burning Red was an embarrassing phase, but the last 3 albums they've done have been superb. It's as if they've done something majorly wrong to offend some metallers? Being more mainstream? Popular? Appearing in the wrong mags?

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Re: MACHINE HEAD I know that I personally get annoyed when bands like Machine Head (or Trivium, Whitechapel, etc...) get paired up in live settings with bands that don't sound anything like them, so I only end up enjoying a portion of the live show instead of the whole thing. Still, I usually take that time to drink some beers and/or buy merch from the bands I like, and it happens at just about every show I see, so it's not something that I actively bitch about. I can see why people would be annoyed by having to sit through them at a show with other bands they like, or being annoyed that bands they like better are stuck opening for bands they don't think merit the spot, but I don't think that it's something to get pissed about.

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Re: MACHINE HEAD Oh, and since we are on the thread of Machine Head I might a make the cautious suggestion that you guys who hate machine head should try a couple of tracks from unto the locust. I know what your thinking but here me out! I've been listening to through the ashes of empire and, while it's definately for me, I can see why others don't like it. However, Unto the Locust is much more traditional thrashy, though I can understand if people think that it is too metalcorey for them. However, all the Nu is gone!

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Oh' date=' and since we are on the thread of Machine Head I might a make the cautious suggestion that you guys who hate machine head should try a couple of tracks from unto the locust. I know what your thinking but here me out! I've been listening to through the ashes of empire and, while it's definately for me, I can see why others don't like it. However, Unto the Locust is much more traditional thrashy, though I can understand if people think that it is too metalcorey for them. However, all the Nu is gone![/quote'] Nah, it's really not. While on the outside it may seem like they're "more traditional thrashy", it's done in a really shallow way that seems much more like the pandering that Trivium has been doing for the last few albums to try to hook more "true metalheads". This isn't Machine Head's style, and while I don't like their groovy sound either, it's definitely the one they should stick with, as it feels much more natural for them. Admittedly, this is based on songs I've heard from The Blackening and not from their new album, but it would take a pretty large change to get me on board with Machine Head, unless of course we're talking about the Deep Purple album their name is derived from.

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I'm anti-Machine Head because I can't stand their music' date=' it's just trendy mallcore, taking the worst elements of Pantera and mixing them with too many pop/nu-metal techniques.[/quote'] Sorry Blut, I just can't see any pop in their music (with the exception of Burning Red). Sure there's melody (nearly every band does), but I don't see pop influences like I would in, say Linkin Park. The whole structure and style of MH is, IMO, metal through and through. Nor do I recognise any Pantera either. We'll have to agree to disagree on that I suppose!

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Re: MACHINE HEAD The first song you posted had a couple of parts that weren't bad, which was basically where the vocals ended (one of the worst elements IMO) and the speed picked up, but the second song was a more typical Korn/Pantera influenced Machine Head song that I can't stand to listen to. Now that I've listened to those, I want you to listen to this. This is a song by a band called Vio-Lence, where Rob Flynn and Phil Demmel got their start: GuVnmXkTd_w

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