DEATH — Human (review)

DEATH — Human album cover Album · 1991 · Technical Death Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
1/5 ·
martindavey87
Okay this isn’t going to make me any friends... but this is my review and I can only share my honest opinion...

Yuck. What is this?

I was heavily into thrash metal in my early teens, and while I don’t sway very often towards the heavier and more aggressive side of metal these days, I still like many of the artists that I’m already a fan of. So here I am many, many years later, and it’s time to get stuck in with one of the main metal subgenres that has always eluded me; death metal. And what better place to start than one of the most revered and beloved bands of the genre? Death.

But this? Nope! Not into it! I mean, the playing is incredibly intense and these guys are all incredibly proficient at their instruments, with pinpoint precision and accuracy, and there are a couple of decent riffs. But most of it is just way too fast and lacks any kind of melody. Ditto for the vocals. Angry, growly stuff, which is fine if you’re into that, but for me, I need some kind of melodic vocal line that I can sing along to!

Aw well. I tried, and I know I’ll get flayed alive for this review (metal fans can be so annoyingly passionate sometimes, it’s just a review, come on guys, chill!), but there we have it. I gave Death’s ‘Human’ multiple listens, and it’s just not growing on me. What can I say? I’m only human.
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siLLy puPPy wrote:
2 months ago
Actually this isn't a review. A review describes an album and its qualities and often makes comparisons as to why a particular album stands out and is worthy of investigation or not. THIS is a rant about how you don't understand the album at hand. Big difference. Personally i love all Death albums. This is when they really started getting interesting ;) Flayed? LOL. I don't think anybody cares enough to do that :D
Vim Fuego wrote:
2 months ago
Not a huge fan of this one either. It's not as bad as Spiritual Healing, but I just find it a bit... meh.

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