WHEN THIS ALBUM CAME OUT IN 1990 ALONG W/SLAYER’S SEASONS IN THE ABYSS. EXODUS’S IMPACT IS IMMENANT WAS IN FACT LAST TRUE SPEED METAL ALBUM OF IT’S TIME IT HAS IT ALL HEAVY RIFFS HARD DRUM BEAT. MUSIC YOU CAN STILL PLAY TODAY AND WILL STILL IMPRESS POEPLE I THINK ALOT YOUNGER BANDS SHOULD LISTEN AND LEARN.
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No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: STATIC-XTitle: MACHINEStreet Release Date: 05/22/2001<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METALStatic-X and their 1999 debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, seemed to garner more interest for singer Wayne Static’s gravity-defying hairstyle than for the L.A.-based lineup’s genre-defying music. The aptly titled sophomore outing, Machine, is the worthy, if expected, follow-up. The intense, mechanized, futuristic metal found here comes across as a thrash version of Orgy, with a dollop of Ministry and a dash of Powerman 500 tossed in for extra punch. The intense, short bursts that are ”Get to the Gone” and ”This Is Not” are forceful and demanding, thanks to Static’s growl-scream and the rhythmic power of the music. The spooky ”Cold” and epic album closer, ”A Dios Alma Perdida,” would be suitable for a horror-movie soundtrack, while ”Otsego Undead” kicks off with a welcome organic drum sound, though the song never really goes anywhere–a problem that resurfaces throughout Machine. Indeed, the album’s revved-up vibe, monster riffs, and irresistible energy are all ultimately held down by a dearth of memorable songs. –Katherine Turman
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total thrash,exodus is one of my fav bands and i am also a humungus fan of thrash,i first heard of these guys in a magizine and it had the history of thrash,by that time i heard of exodus.every track in here are brutal insane thrash (eg.impact is imminent,only death decides,heads they win (tails you lose). i dont get why people say that zetros vocals are annoying and chessy,i think they are awesome it fits really cool with the music.the H-team definitly got riffs of blindin speed almost as good as fabulous disaster (their 3rd album)i usually would recommend exoduses first album bonded by blood,but this is best album of 1990 i recommend it to anyone that really loves thrash metal.
While Exodus has a ton of great material, this one is my favorites. It has a great sound and the riffage on this is just outstanding. The H Team truly were the best players in the game during the 80’s and 90’s and this disc really shows. John Tempesta is on drums for this disc and he really bumps them up a level regarding tightness and rhythm as he is a master of the double kick. If you’re going to buy any Exodus CS I would seriously recommend this one because it stands the test of time in it’s originality, harshness and shredding, but is easily accessible to those who may not have truly felt the MOSH yet.
This album has got to go down in history as real metal way ahead of its time.The riffs are catchy & ultimately heavy. Gary Holt is a musical genius and deserves greater recognition for all his accomplishments. This is a brilliant follow up to Fabulous and is definatley “huge” must if you like Exodus.
OK, firstly i don’t know why this album gets such a bad wrap, particularly by outsiders & supposed music critics who have no idea what they are talking about. To illustrate my point, if you go to the allmusic site, you’ll see that the reviewer says that it was a rushed album that was carelessly thrown together with painfully silly lyrics that sound like they were only an after thought. Well it sounds pretty damn awesome to me for rush job. Geez i wish every band could still pull off a rush job like this one nowadays, if it is in fact a rush job. And how could you not like lyrics like “we never knew we left the ground, like a warhead targetbound”. If you’re looking for depth then go read some philosophy books, this is a straight ahead thrash album, lyrical depth is not a requirement. What’s more is they go on to say that it’s just endless riff upon endless riff. Ahhh yeah, and….. isn’t that the general idea. The riffs in this album are catchy stomp riffs & really keep you interested. I hate albums full of songs with boring riffs that don’t grab or hold your interest or songs that only have a good riff halfway into the song that lasts about 10 seconds & then the song reverts back after the riff ends. The vocals sound just right & just like they have since Pleasures Of The Flesh. The guitar sound is perfect & how i like it to sound, not too low & bassy like that crap modern day metal guitar sound, but still heavy with plenty of crunch. The production is not perfect, but reasonably good. In fact i couldn’t really say a bad thing about this album. I personally found this to be the easiest Exodus album to get into, along with Pleasures Of The Flesh & i immediatly found myself liking this album from the word go. In my opinion the stand out tracks on this album are Impact Is Imminent & Thrash Under Pressure. As another reviewer on here stated, this is one of the last “true” speed/thrash albums. I happen to think 1989 to 1991 were some good years for thrash even though it wasn’t particularly the eye of the storm so to speak & thrash was dying at this point. Unfortunatly this album is currently out of print, but if you could get your hands on it & chose not to buy it, you seriously have rocks in your head if you consider yourself a serious thrash lover & Exodus fan. Highly recommended, buy or die.