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HUMAN

Death

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.18 | 260 ratings

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crimson87
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5 stars The Images and Words of technical metal!!

This record is a milestone of the genre , the one that all the others should be compared with. Death manages not only to give birth to a subgenre of metal with "Scream Bloddy Gore" but also with the help of Voivod , and Wachtower creates another subgenre: Progressive Extreme Metal.

When analyizing this album , one must look things from a different angle. This is not "progressive" as your average symponic prog or prog metal. Implying that progressivness is achieved here not from structure but from the technical prowness of the musicians involved. The music here is pure metal played in brutal fashion. However , what sets it apart from the previous records from the band is that: the musicians here are real masters of their instruments. Future Cynic's drummer and guitarist play here and they really deliver! Also Steve Di Giorgio's bass can be heard all over this record and Chuck's riff's are more complex than ever before. On top of that , his voice was getting better and better.

The record is really short , barely reaching 33 minutes and there are no tracks that past the 4:30 minute barrier but all tunes are filled with intense playing and memorable riffs. My favourite tracks are the opener "Flattening of emotions" and "Together as one".

Overall , this is an enormous reccomendation if you are a newcomer to the genre.Just make sure to be open minded to the music here because it's really intense and extreme , specially if you are a listener of classic prog and expect keyboards , epics , angelic vocals and stuff like that. You wont find that on Human. You've been warned!!

crimson87 | 5/5 |

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