Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Deep Purple - Machine Head CD (album) cover


Deep Purple



4.29 | 968 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars Every band in rock and roll has its own masterpiece and this is Deep Purple's highest peak, for sure.

"Machine Head" is simply a legendary release. since it cointains a groundbreaking track as "Highway Star" an INCREDIBLE track, that show us the band in perfect shape, featuring an impressive guitar solo and a furious hammond solo both of them very heavily influenced by classical music, a prerogative of the band sound; in other words the only way to describe how it must have been this track own impact on the early 70's audiences around the world is: FROM ANOTHER WORLD.

The album, moreover, is also very well balanced it features convincing heavy rock numbers, like "Maybe I'm A Leo" and "Pictures Of Home", both very good tracks. When the listener come at track number five he finds out a tune that needs no introduction ; "Smoke On The Water", maybe nowadays, an overplayed song, but undoubtately a landmark in Rock histrory.

"Machine Head" carries on with a more informal track like "Lazy" ; a bluesy fast rock and roll, with superb unison counterpoints by Lord and Blackmore and finishes with a superbe Heavy, Heavy number called "Space Truckin" another stunning Deep Purple classic.

4.5 stars for an album with no true weak moments.

Malve87 | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DEEP PURPLE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | — the ultimate metal music virtual community

Server processing time: 0.03 seconds