Machine Head's "Volatile" Has Another Riff That Sounds Like Someone Else's
In November of last year Machine Head released "Beyond The Pale". The first track released from there then upcoming album Catharsis. The band faced accusations of plagiarism as the song's main riff sounded similar to one from Strapping Young Lad's "Love?". Now another track from Catharsis bears similarity to another band's. Although this one is a little less known.
Creature Of Exile is a Kentucky death metal band we covered last year who's album Age Of Annihilation made 24th on our Top Metal Albums Of 2017 list. Pay attention to the riff that comes in around the 4:15 mark.
Now here's Machine Head's new track "Volatile". Pay attention to the riff that starts around the 2:20 mark.
Oddly similar right? While the chances of Robb Flynn and company even knowing about Creature Of Exile seem slim, the thought of the band ripping off an obscure Soundcloud clip is too amusing not to share. But you can be the judge of that one. If you're curious to hear more Creature Of Exile, here's the lyric video for their track "Age Of Annihilation" from the album of the same name.