The Burning Red

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The Burning Red
Studio album by Machine Head
Released August 10, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999 at Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California
Genre Nu metal, groove metal
Length 50:00
Label Roadrunner
Producer Ross Robinson
Machine Head chronology
The More Things Change...
The Burning Red
Singles from The Burning Red
  1. "From This Day"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Silver"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars1

The Burning Red is the third album by American heavy metal band Machine Head. It is the band's second best selling album in the United States, selling as many copies in three years as Burn My Eyes sold in almost eight years (1994–2002).2 The album has sold over 134,000 copies in the United States3 and it was certified Silver in 2011 by the BPI for sales of 60,000 in the UK.4

Track listing

All lyrics written by Robb Flynn, all music composed by Machine Head, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Enter the Phoenix"   0:53
2. "Desire to Fire"   4:49
3. "Nothing Left" (music: Flynn/McClain*) 4:05
4. "The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears" (music: Luster/Flynn*) 4:11
5. "Silver"   3:52
6. "From This Day" (music: Flynn/McClain/Luster*) 3:56
7. "Exhale the Vile"   4:57
8. "Message in a Bottle" (The Police cover; written by Sting) 3:32
9. "Devil With the King's Card"   4:05
10. "I Defy"   3:42
11. "Five"   5:18
12. "The Burning Red"   6:44
Total length:
  • *Writing Credits according to Hellalive liner notes


Chart positions

Chart (1999) Peak
Australian Albums Chart5 30
Austrian Albums Chart6 22
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)7 35
Dutch Albums Chart8 35
Finnish Albums Chart9 12
French Albums Chart10 55
German Albums Chart11 15
New Zealand Albums Chart12 47
Norwegian Albums Chart13 35
Swedish Albums Chart14 17
UK Album Chart15 13
The Billboard 20016 88


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