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Machine Head - Unto The Locust FLAC album


Performer: Machine Head
Genre: Rock
Title: Unto The Locust
Country: Europe
Released: 2011
Style: Prog Rock, Heavy Metal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1773 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1935 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1985 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 287
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Unto the Locust is the seventh full-length studio album by American heavy metal band Machine Head, released in Australia on September 23, in the UK on September 26 and worldwide on September 27, 2011. The album was produced and mixed by Robb Flynn, and it was the band's highest charting album ever, charting at 22 on the Billboard 200, until their following release Bloodstone & Diamonds charted at 21. Unto the Locust was recorded in Green Day's Jingletown Studios.

Unto the Locust is the seventh full-length studio album by American heavy metal band Machine Head, released in Australia on September 23, in the UK on September 26 and worldwide on September 27, 2011. The album was produced and mixed by Robb Flynn, and it was the band’s highest charting album ever, charting at 22 on the Billboard 200, until their following release Bloodstone & Diamonds charted at 21. Unto the Locust was recorded in Green Day’s Jingletown Studios.

A children’s choir on a Machine Head album? This is the case with the last song, ‘Who We Ar. As listeners get through the first 30 seconds of the slightly eerie kids singing, the track leads into an unrelenting anthem of strength. With spiraling guitar solos throughout and a military sounding snare towards the conclusion of the song, violins get the last word in the end. As epic sounding as the album started in the beginning is as dramatic as ‘Unto the Locust’ ends. Watch the Lyric Video for 'Locust'. Filed Under: Machine Head.

Track CD-7 - children's choir with the children of producer Urteaga, Phil Demmel and Robert Flynn. Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from Machine Head. Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks .

Album seven, Unto the Locust, is just as big as The Blackening, but it feels tighter, more easily digested, and yet somehow pleasingly rougher around the edges. As a whole, I ultimately prefer its predecessor, but Unto the Locust's highs go places only hinted at on the earlier collection. See, for instance, opener, "I Am Hell (Sonata in C an eight-minute, three-movement anthem that starts, somberly, with a mass of a cappella voices, Flynn singing elegantly in Latin about a female arsonist. Machine Head are still very heavy, they've just done away with their earlier template. Despite the length of these songs, Unto the Locust is focused, with memorable choruses, expressive riffs, escalating dynamics, and swarming instrumentation. Crunching floor punching shifts easily into acoustic madrigals. Classical moments turn into vintage thrash.

Album · 2011 · 10 Songs. After the epic grandeur and perfection of The Blackening, Machine Head delivers Unto the Locust, an album that lives up to its deserved reputation. The band doesn’t waste ideas here or water down its best ones; it hits everything dead-on, and the welcomed complexity is a great relief for a genre often hampered by groups unable to break free from self-imposed rules and limits. At seven and a half minutes, Locust, like many tunes here, starts with melodic introspection before tearing the listener’s head off with vicious guitar riffing and demanding drum rhythms

Tracklist Hide Credits

I Am Hell (Sonata In C#)
Lyrics By – Demmel*, Flynn*Music By – Flynn*
(8:25)
1A I) Sangre Sani
1B II) I Am Hell
1C III) Ashes To The Sky
2 Be Still And Know
Lyrics By – Demmel*, Flynn*Music By – Demmel*, Flynn*
5:43
3 Locust
Lyrics By – Demmel*, Flynn*Music By – Demmel*, Flynn*
7:36
4 This Is The End
Lyrics By – Flynn*Music By – Flynn*
6:11
5 Darkness Within
Lyrics By – Flynn*Music By – McClain*, Demmel*, Flynn*
6:27
6 Pearls Before The Swine
Lyrics By – Demmel*, Flynn*Music By – McClain*, Demmel*, Flynn*
7:19
7 Who We Are
Lyrics By – Flynn*Music By – Flynn*
7:11
8 Locust (Live)
Lyrics By – Phil Demmel, Robert FlynnMusic By – Phil Demmel, Robert Flynn
7:36

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Jingletown
  • Mixed At – Jingletown
  • Recorded At – Trident Studios, Pacheco
  • Recorded At – Machine Head's Jam Room
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • A&R – Monte Conner
  • Bass, Backing Vocals [Bkg Vocals] – Adam Duce
  • Choir [Children's] – Gabriella Urteaga (tracks: 7), Haley Urteaga (tracks: 7), Jadon Demmel (tracks: 7), Wyatt Flynn (tracks: 7), Zander Flynn (tracks: 7)
  • Cover, Graphics [Pckage Graphics] – Paul Gerrard
  • Drums – Dave McClain
  • Engineer – Juan Urteaga
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Brad Kobylczak, Lee Bothwick
  • Layout – Deanna Alcorn
  • Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals [Bkg Vocals] – Phil Demmel
  • Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Robb Flynn*
  • Management – Joseph W. Huston
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Mixed By – Juan Urteaga, Robb Flynn*
  • Photography By [Band] – Myriam Santos*
  • Producer – Robb Flynn*
  • Strings – Quartet Rouge (tracks: 1B, 5, 7)
  • Typography [Logo & Lyrics Type Design] – Strephon Taylor

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16861 77022 8
  • Matrix / Runout: RR7702-5 1681-7702509

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR7702-2, 1686-17702-2 Machine Head Unto The Locust ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7702-2, 1686-17702-2 Europe 2011
WPZR-30418/9 Machine Head Unto The Locust ‎(CD, Album + DVD-V + Promo) Roadrunner Records WPZR-30418/9 Japan 2011
RRCAR 7702-1 Machine Head Unto The Locust ‎(LP + LP, Etch + Album) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records RRCAR 7702-1 US 2011
RRCAR 7702-1 Machine Head Unto The Locust ‎(LP + LP, Etch + Album) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records RRCAR 7702-1 Germany 2011
WPCR-14194 Machine Head Unto The Locust ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records WPCR-14194 Japan 2011