1. (00:04:58) Machine Head - Davidian
2. (00:04:08) Machine Head - Old
3. (00:06:16) Machine Head - A Thousand Lies
4. (00:06:17) Machine Head - None But My Own
5. (00:04:48) Machine Head - The Rage To Overcome
6. (00:06:35) Machine Head - Death Church
7. (00:05:35) Machine Head - A Nation On Fire
8. (00:03:42) Machine Head - Blood For Blood
9. (00:05:53) Machine Head - I'm Your God Now
10. (00:02:47) Machine Head - Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies
11. (00:04:59) Machine Head - Block
Playing Time.........: 00:55:59
Total Size...........: 128.15 MB
NFO generated on.....: 9/21/2008 6:03:53 PM
Burn My Eyes is the debut album by Oakland groove metal band Machine
Head. Its themes generally tie into the social disorder and corresponding
inner tension that the band was exposed to in their native Oakland, CA,
reflected in Robb Flynn's lyrics.
The songs make references to some certain well-publicized controversies,
such as the 1992 Los Angeles Riots (heard in dialogue on "Real Eyes, Realize,
Real Lies") and the Waco Siege of 1993 ("Davidian"). Elsewhere, there are
tales of physical and mental abuse ("None But My Own", "The Rage To
Overcome"), the condemning of profits from religious soliciting ("Death
Church"), succumbing to substance abuse ("I'm Your God Now") and
aforementioned themes of urban decay, social unrest, rebellion, belligerence,
and socio-political commentary.
Stylistically, the album is credited as having bridged the gap between
Pantera-style groove and the thrash metal stylings of Slayer's 80's output
(which certainly can be heard on songs such as "Blood for Blood" and "A
Nation on Fire"). The band's goal with this album was to create the "west
coast's" answer to Biohazard's street narratives. Compared to their
concurrent releases, it is probably their most raw and aggressive recording
thus far, and the style is somewhat harkened back to on their
The release of this album was followed shortly by drummer Chris Kontos
leaving the band, and being replaced by the current drummer Dave McClain.
The album has since became a lasting success. In 1994, it quickly became
Roadrunner Records best seller and was the label's best-selling debut album
for a number of years, until the release of Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut.
The album is considered by many critics and publications such as Metal
Hammer (UK) to be one of the seminal metal albums released in the early 90s
and one of the more significant metal releases of all time.