During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “fucking heavy.”
Flynn said the following:
“It’s similar to [‘Through The Ashes Of Empires’ and ‘The Blackening’] in that we’re moving forward into something fresh and new but it’s got that classic Machine Head vibe. We have a lot to deliver and expectations are very high, so I’m lucky to have great people surrounding me. Jared [MacEachern] really stepped up and wrote some great riffs and great vocals. [Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka] contributed a few ideas and brought some really great songs.”
“It’s fucking heavy, probably the heaviest we’ve been in a few albums. I’ve been playing so much guitar recently; I do Electric Happy Hours every Friday and sometimes you play a song you haven’t played in 10, 20 years, or go through a whole album from top to bottom. When we toured ‘Burn My Eyes,’ it took me back to where I was writing that music. I don’t think I can ever be in that place again lyrically, but riff-wise, I think that all spilled into this album.”
He also added:
“There are moments of just savage violence. The first few songs are a fucking murderers’ row of music and riffs. We’ve had a gothy, sad side on songs like ‘Descend The Shades Of Night‘ and ‘Darkness Within‘, and I think we’ve got some of our most melancholy parts on this record. It’s going to be the type of thing that really hits people emotionally. It’s a rollercoaster.”
As previously reported, Machine Head will be releasing a new song on April 12.