- Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 7pm
- Machine Head
- The Garrick
- 330 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- MRG Concerts
A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of Machine Head’s increasingly diverse sound, Catharsis looks certain to be one of 2018’s most acclaimed metal records, not to mention one of precious few that dares to confront the harsh realities of the world. From the explosive opening salvo of “Volatile” (written and recorded the day of the Charlottesville, VA murders) to the soaring melodies and spine-tingling, cinematic-grandeur of the title track onwards, the band’s ninth studio album lives up to its name, delivering an exhilarating tsunami of emotions, both positive and negative.
Offering vast quantities of style and substance, Catharsis is a 75-minute, 15-track eruption of pain and fury, hope and joy, melody and savagery. By far the most hard-hitting album Machine Head have ever made, both musically and lyrically, it sustains their long tradition of writing songs about the real world and the authentic, heartfelt emotions that define the human condition. Instant classics like the thunderous, riff-driven “Beyond The Pale”, the lurching grooves and drug-dealer poetry of “Triple Beam" and the grinding psychedelia of “Kaleidoscope“ are among the most evocative and powerful that Flynn and his decades-long band-mates, drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel have penned to date.
Tickets on sale July 13 at 10 a.m. All ages welcome.