"Burn My Eyes" is the debut album by Californian thrash metal act, Machine Head. The album was released in 1994 on Roadrunner Records and produced by Colin Richardson. The line-up for the album was Rob Flynn (vocals/guitar), Logan Mader (guitar), Adam Duce (bass) and Chris Kontos (drums).
As far as debut thrash metal albums go, you don't get a lot better than "Burn My Eyes". Metallica's "Kill 'Em All", Evile's "Enter the Grave" and Exodus' "Bonded by Blood" stick out as debut albums that completely blast the ears off you, and this is no exception to the rule. Right from the off with "Davidian", Machine Head start to rebuild your lost belief in thrash with pounding drums, massive riffs and what's become synonymous with the band, Robb Flynn's lyrics, "Let freedom ring with a shotgun blast" in the chorus.
What you get with this album is as many monstrous riffs than you can handle; "Blood For Blood" is a crushing example with absolutely no let up in tempo. It starts fast and ends fast with fast inbetween. "A Nation on Fire" builds up to a very heavy chorus, and the switch in speed towards the end of the song has Kontos producing some of the best drumming you're likely to hear.
If you're looking for a pure thrash album there are hundreds, if not thousands, out there. But you'll not go wrong in purchasing "Burn My Eyes". When Machine Head played the Donington Monsters of Rock festival in 1995, they played a set of a lot of this album. The songs sound amazing live, as they do on record.
- A Thousand Lies
- None But My Own
- The Rage to Overcome
- Death Church
- A Nation on Fire
- Blood For Blood
- I'm Your God Now
- Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies