Unto the Locust - Machine Head
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    70
    Machine Head is still a force in modern heavy metal.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    90
    For metalheads who like their music sharp and executed without recourse to compromise, then this is a contender for genre album of the year.
  3. Nov 17, 2011
    100
    This is a gloriously brave and vibrant piece of work and the most significant metal album of 2011 by some distance.
  4. Nov 17, 2011
    77
    Unto the Locust does fall off a bit toward the end, but that's largely because the first four tracks add up to just under 30 minutes of the most exciting metal you'll hear all year.
  5. Nov 17, 2011
    90
    Unto the Locust isn't just a great album, it's an important statement that metal doesn't have to fall into trite categories or draw from pre-existing formulas to be accessible.
  6. Nov 17, 2011
    100
    While Unto The Locust has much within it that will appeal to unreconstructed customers, parts of this work showcase a unit whose creative appetites are still restless and free.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 26, 2013
    10
    i think the album is compeletely awsome, i can not find any overrate songs in this. this is one of the best heavy metal album in 2011, anyone who gave this a bad score is an IDIOTTTTTTTTTT Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    3
    Overblown and melodramatic, like much of their work. It just feels so fake. No where near as good as The Blackening. I deleted this and like to pretend it doesn't exist. Everyone who gave this album a good score is an idiot. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2013
    6
    Enjoyable to listen to, just not very original. Apart from attempting to sound more epic they haven't changed the album much from 2007's 'The Blackening' Full Review »