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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.16 | 376 ratings

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4 stars It's amazing when a band that basically creates its own genre of music decides to create another genre of music. Chuck Schuldiner pretty much created death metal whenever he created Death, and this is the album where he recreated that sound, probably just 'cause he could. Human is the prototypical technical metal album that helped inspire the jazz-death-metal scene of the '90s.

This albums is chock full of technical riffs, beautiful guitar harmonies, super smooth bass, and super powerful drumming, all of which you'd expect from a line-up that contains two names of future Cynic founders. It's very surprising that, even after about 20 years, this album still sets such a high standard for death metal. The songs on this album all progress through only a few passages each, but have a definite progressive feel from the time and mood changes coupled with the overall technical ability of the individual members. The only grip I've had about this album is that Steve DiGiorgio's bass doesn't stick out in the mix; it's there, and it's awesome, but the sound quality just isn't all too great. Of course that will change soon enough since Relapse is re-mastering and re-releasing the Death catalog.

Stand out tracks: "Lack of Comprehension", "Cosmic Sea", "Vacant Planet"

One of the original technical death metal albums of the early '90s - Highly recommended.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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