As they have been teasing, Machine Head dropped a new three-song single, Arrows In Words From The Sky! The three songs are very unique sounding and along with the recent singles from the band signal a bold new direction. “Become The Firestorm” is a blackened thrash metal song that features drums from Navene Koperweis (ENTHEOS). “Rotten” is classic MH angry power groove, and the epic title track is sad, but fantastic. You can purchase and stream the tracks now and watch the video for “Arrows In Words From The Sky” right now!
Full disclosure here, something about Scumpulse piqued my interest enough to pick this one out of the myriad of potential albums to assault my ears with for review, but at the time, I wasn’t sure what it was. Maybe it was that I expected fun, ugly grindcore (which this isn’t)? Maybe it’s that I trust the source that it came from? Or just maybe it’s because the UK is a hotbed of talented, abrasive, creative intent bubbling and broiling just below the surface of everyone’s conscious right now and I didn’t want to miss out on the next thrilling, grimy rendition? Continue reading