Machine Head Aesthetics of Hate Music Video

Aesthetics of Hate was cited as being written by Rob Flynn as a response to  an article by Iconiclast Contributing Editor William Grim entitled ‘Aesthetics of Hate: R.I.P. DIMEBAG ABBOTT, & GOOD RIDDANCE‘.   The article branded Dimebag an ignorant, talent-less man and attacked him from all sides, poking at his appearance saying “He looked more simian than human” and celebrating the fact he had just died.   Rob Flynn and the rest of Machine Head had spent time with Dime on tour, and had become friends with him which inspired the song.   The song opens with the lyric:

Oh, you tried to spit in the eye of a dead man’s face
Attacked the ways of a man not yet in his grave

Rob Flynn‘s written comments on Grim’s article can still be found on the Wayback machine.

The Blackening was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, engineered by Mark Keaton and produced by Robert Flynn.  Colin Richardson mixed the record in London.

Aesthetics of Hate Lyrics:

You tried to spit in the eye
Of a dead man’s face
Attacked the ways of a man
Not yet in his grave
But your hate was over all too soon
Because nothing is over
And nothing’s through,
Till we bury you

For the love of brother
I will sing this fucking song
Aesthetics of hate,
I hope you burn in hell

The words I read on the screen
Left me fucking sick
I felt the hatred rising
You son of a bitch
You branded us pathetic for our respect
But he made us Driven,
Such deep reverence,
Far beyond the rest

For the love of brother
I will sing these fucking words
Aesthetics of hate,
I hope you burn in hell

Yer!

Wow!
Long live memories
Live this freedom vicariously
Defend tenfold
His honor we’ll always uphold

For the love of brother
I will say these fucking words
No silence against ignorance
Iconoclast, I hope you burn in hell

May the hand of god strike them down

Author: Staff Writer

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