Run, Hide has Like Machines bringing in a bit of the dirty hard rock of early Guns ‘N Roses and Megadeth to their inimitable sound. As a result, the band has a considerable hit on their hands. Assertive guitars are matched by splashy drums; the vocal snarl that plays at the top of the track melds decadence with some serious chops. The production on Run, Hide allows each element of Like Machines to shine on its own. A bit of a stylistic shift occurs at around the 2:45 mark as the guitars adopt more a sludgy, Corrosion of Conformity-esque approach. As a result, the track is able to keep momentum high until Like Machines closes up shop a few minutes later.
We previously covered Like Machines in July; check out our thoughts about Destitute.
Like Machines “Run, Hide” / Domain /