Unto the Locust

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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
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  1. Oct 8, 2016
    10
    10/10
    I love every song from the album. Especially I Am Hell, Locust, This is the end and Darkness Within (I listen to it everyday).
    Machine Head is best modern metal band.
  2. May 7, 2016
    9
    It's pure heavy metal. Untainted by mainstream ideals. The strength of the album comes from it's dedication to what makes the genre so incredible in the first place. It's heavy, emotional, and deep in it's lyrical themes. With gripping solos and metal ballads any hardcore genre enthusiast is sure to love what Machine Head is offering here. However the uncompromising nature to metal mayIt's pure heavy metal. Untainted by mainstream ideals. The strength of the album comes from it's dedication to what makes the genre so incredible in the first place. It's heavy, emotional, and deep in it's lyrical themes. With gripping solos and metal ballads any hardcore genre enthusiast is sure to love what Machine Head is offering here. However the uncompromising nature to metal may actually be a turn off to some.

    However in the end it is their loss. This some of the most sharply executed metal that I have ever listened to that is in fact solely and completely metal in the first place. This is a fine genre piece. An example of just how compelling metal can be. With satisfying ballads, surprising emotion, and all around heaviness (both thematically and in sound) make it one heck of an incredible album.

    9.3/10
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  3. Jan 12, 2016
    7
    Unto The Locust by Machine Head. A german review.
    Ganz das Level des Vorgängeralbums kann Unto The Locust nicht halten. War The Blackening ein Meilenstein der jüngeren Thrashgeschichte, ist Unto the Locust eben "nur" ein gutes Album, welchem man die kommerzielle Ausrichtung nicht ganz ausschlagen kann. So ist z.B. mit This Is The End ein waschechter Metalcoresong enthalten, welcher die
    Unto The Locust by Machine Head. A german review.
    Ganz das Level des Vorgängeralbums kann Unto The Locust nicht halten. War The Blackening ein Meilenstein der jüngeren Thrashgeschichte, ist Unto the Locust eben "nur" ein gutes Album, welchem man die kommerzielle Ausrichtung nicht ganz ausschlagen kann. So ist z.B. mit This Is The End ein waschechter Metalcoresong enthalten, welcher die Fans der jüngsten Stunde ansprechen soll. Naja, so ist für jeden was dabei. Gut, oder auch: 7/10
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  4. May 2, 2015
    9
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  5. 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'
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Jan 12, 2012
    9
    This is a fantastic album. I'm really glad that their last album "The Blackening" was not a fluke. They have found their sound finally and I love it!
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.