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Damn the Machine
Damn the Machine
Damn the Machine
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal


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All Artists: Damn the Machine
Title: Damn the Machine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Spitfire
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 1/1/2002
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Damn the Machine
UPCs: 670211516326, 731454010344

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Craig B. (Zonker) from RENTON, WA
Reviewed on 6/11/2007...
Signed by the band. Alternate UPC - 731454010320

CD Reviews

Science won't defeat my final words!
KingV | United States | 05/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those uninformed, Damn the Machine was the painfully short-lived act formed by Chris Poland sometime after his departure from Megadeth. One of the obvious reasons that many were probably turned away from the band's quirky music was because it is certainly not metal, despite what Poland's work in Megadeth might have led many to assume at the time. Released in 1992, Damn the Machine's debut record would also be their last. Despite its unique fusion of hard rock and jazz with a few progressive and metal trappings, the band received little support from the label and was dropped not long after the record's release, breaking up shortly thereafter. The disc remains an overlooked classic, however, as exemplified by the stunning musicianship, inimitable tones, and curious structures. Be warned that the vocals can take some getting used to. Admittedly when I first heard the band I had a hard time with the vocals myself, but with time I grew to love the vocals and the exceptional harmonies just as much as the music... so if the first listen doesn't quite click, give it some time to grow. I believe this album might have been reissued in recent years, though sadly it received about as much promotion as a well kept secret. Luckily for those that care, the CD should be rather easy to find for an inexpensive price, because people are idiots and don't appreciate great music when they hear it. Happy hunting..."
Damn the machine didn't go to the top.
William Dolph Johnson | Hauppauge, ny United States | 07/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"listen to this album and decide for yourself. Should they have disappeared like they did or could they have taken music to a different level and direction. Chris Poland, formally of Megadeth, changed his style from metal to a progressive type music that will grab your attention and hold it throughout the whole album."