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Burn My Eyes

  • 1. Davidian
    2. Old
    3. Thousand Lies, A
    4. None But My Own
    5. Rage to Overcome, The
    6. Death Church
    7. Nation on Fire, A
    8. Blood For Blood
    9. I'm Your God Now
    10. Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies
    11. Block
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 619 016

  • Credits
    ProducerColin Richardson

    Machine Head: Robb Flynn (guitar); Logan Mader, Adam Duce, Chris Kontos.
    Released to massive European acclaim, Machine Head's full-length debut, Burn My Eyes, successfully bridges the gap between second-generation Bay Area thrash (Testament, Death Angel, etc.) and the modern-day Pantera school of hard knocks. Produced by underground stalwart Colin Richardson, Burn My Eyes is a bone-shattering exercise in brutality that gives Pantera's classic, Vulgar Display of Power, a good run for its money. A veteran of the Bay Area thrash scene, guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn emerges as Machine Head's anchor. As guitar player of the riff-heavy yet vocally challenged band Vio-Lence, Flynn had already distinguished himself as a riff-making machine on tracks like "Serial Killer" and "Kill on Command." Interestingly, with the release of Burn My Eyes, every effort was made to cover up Flynn's involvement with his ex-bandmates. Looking back at it, it's easy to understand why. Because of the quick word of mouth in the underground metal community, comparisons to his ex-bandmates would have limited the impact of the record, possibly thwarting its merits. If Vio-Lence held promise, Machine Head was a different proposition all together. Anthems like "Davidian" and "Take My Scars" are monstrous slabs of metal that, by far, eclipse anything Flynn had previously done. Nevertheless, Burn My Eyes is a classic debut and one that helped launch a huge European groundswell for the band that would result in a tour as Slayer's support act. A few months later, the Head would return and headline the very same venues in which they'd opened for Slayer. ~ John Franck

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (11/94, p.115) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a violent, grinding experience, spiked with social comment and spruced up with some brain- tingling guitar..."
    Kerrang (Magazine) (p.21) - "BURN MY EYES took the heaviness and speed of thrash and combined it with the sledgehammer grooves of more left-field acts..."
    Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[O]ne of the most ferocious and groove-laden behemoths the metal world has, and likely will ever see."
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