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MACHINE HEAD

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.27 | 833 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9/10

Yes, I'll have to agree with most of the world and say that this is the best album by Deep Purple.

Why not? From the first album they released an album that does not contain at least a song for which I had no mixed feelings (sorry, but I'm no fan of Speed ​​King), but the seven songs from Machine Head do to deserve their status as "classic." If there is a defect here I would say that is the body of Lord is more moderate, but this is more than compensated for the introduction of Lazy. Aside from that, nothing much I guess.

Speaking of this album without mentioning the most famous guitar riff in history becomes a crime. But it is good to see that Machine goes beyond Smoke on The Water (which still remains a great song, even being mentioned, touched and rewritten thousands of times). The opening is a show: how not to love Highway Star? For some reason the Ian Gillian's acute at the beginning reminds me of the Queen's song My Fairy King , from their debut album released a year later (Roger Taylor is a man with vocal ability to the height of Gillian) and there is a part in the first instrumental section where the organ and the guitar is so accelerated that reminds me of Symphony X (this is not a joke). The rest of the side is no less impressive: Maybe I'm a Leo, Pictures of Home and Never Before are songs that captivate me completely. On the b-side there is not much talk beyond what I already have explained briefly, but the last song, Space Truckin', is perhaps my "callus" here, but it's still very good compared to the others.

Solid 5 stars. The world of metal and hard rock thanks!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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