I stumbled upon many great reading throughout the net regarding 'Human Remains' being one of the best NWoBHM thing ever came out in 2011, so I reinforce my mind with an optimistic thought that this is gonna be a blast but don't know why, I left the room disappointed after couple of spins, maybe because of the hype, or maybe Hell was lacking some big hooks that a decent heavy metal band should have in most of their songs.
After that colossal musical score overture, Hell sweeps in with a superb riffs in 'On Earth As It Is In Hell'. A truly brilliant track and when I first heard this song, my first impression is 'wow, looks like this album is truly awesome!', but then when 'Plague and Fyre' left my mouth a bitter average taste and 'The Oppresors' is as bad as it is, my faith began to deteriorate. 'Blasphemy and The Master' picks up the momentum, the riffs are great, the whole song is pretty good, but then the track is too long without a significant subtleties, that's also what happened to 'The Devil's Deadly Weapon'.
'Let Battle Commence' is fast and furious, with fantastic riffs and fiery hooks, this song along with 'The Quest', are a part of huge things within' 'Human Remains'. 'Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us' is also blasted with very powerful rhythm, but unfortunately, those four tracks are basically the best I can get out of this album. 'Macbeth' is just ridiculous, I have to admit the riffs are nice, but the spoken part is unbearable and the whole track is too average, not to admit the boring length of song they carried. 'No Martyr's Cage' is totally disposable as well.
The overwhelming average tracks and four great tracks brought down to a simple math of around 60-65% total score or equal to 2.5 stars from my point of view. This one is completely overrated, if you're looking for a superior heavy metal album of 2011, look elsewhere. Vocal work is one of their strong commodity, at some point, I can sense that he's trying to be a metal version of Geddy Lee, but the guitar part aren't very good, or in other words, any session player can simply done that easily.
Buy if it's cheap, but definitely not essential.