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Reflections by October Burns Black. An amazing album to listen unconuntable times!. Hidden categories: CS1 German-language sources de CS1 Dutch-language sources nl CS1 maint: archived copy as title Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. This seems like it would be pretty cool, even though I'm not particularly interested.
Does that even make sense? Album Rating: 3. I just don't see what's so great about it. Then I got The Sound of Perseverance and was blown aback by it's severe awesome. Excellent review Thor, I like your format of your reviews, very easy to understand. I think I will definitly check out this band now, especially since you said you can understand what Chuck is screaming, that's the only thing I hate about death metal, not being able to understand what's being screamed, lol.
Good review, but it should be under Death Metal. Album Rating: 4. This album might be too heavy for some listeners. I think these two shouldnt have been mentioned at all. To me the only average thing is the fact that Steve's bass is too low in the mix.
Wicked review for a very nice album, my second Death album after Symbolic. Death Human 4. This edition was remixed by Jim Morris of Morrisound Recording Studios , includes bonus tracks,  and was authorized by Schuldiner intellectual property lawyer Eric Greif.
Human was released to critical acclaim from music publications  and is seen as a pivotal release in the development of the technical death metal subgenre and on extreme metal in general. In , Rolling Stone magazine placed the album as the 70th greatest metal album of all time.
Human is a highly influential extreme metal album, according to Jeff Wagner in his text on progressive metal, Mean Deviation. It is Death's best-selling album, having sold , copies in the United States by As of , Human had sold over , copies worldwide, with the U. Soundscan listed as , units. All songs written by Chuck Schuldiner except where noted. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Skip to content. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Knowing its significance, this album is a must-have in anyone's collection.
It doesn't matter if you like Progressive Metal or not, this is a masterpiece of Prog and a landmark of the 90's Progmetal. Highly recommended! When I first listened to this album, I was a bit skeptical and more partial to Death's newer material than the older. However, after blasting loud on my player, I was stunned with awe. Then I realized why this album had received such high praise.
This was a turning point for Chuck Schuldiner and Death. Human was Death's first effort to deliver speed, technicality, heaviness, and melody It seems Chuck has matured with his lyrics, while his brutal death metal vocals remain the same. The guitar riffs aren't the most complex, but this is still a fairly large step for Death and they still manage to make unique tunes that actually sound good.
The guitars have a raw and thick sound with a dosage of melody. Although Steve DiGiorgio is an awesome bassist his bass sounds like total crap in some parts of this album. Listen at around into the song "Suicide Machine" and you hear what sounds like a rubber band, but it is supposed to be Steve's bass.
The drumming is rather burly sounding; nice and thick. Sean proves himself a worthy drummer as you listen to the dismal drums which take you into "Flattening of Emotions", as well as "Together As One". Paul shows that he can fill the shoes of metal guitar guru - James Murphy by playing his parts with obvious ease.
It sure was nice for the members of Cynic to lend out their two best men. Yet again, Chuck shows that unless the line up is perfect, it doesn't fly. Human starts of with "Flattening Of Emotions", which right off the bat tells you that you are in for a wild ride. The riffs here are awesome, and Chuck's vocals, as usual, never fail to impress me.
A Death classic. This song has even more cool riffage and a great vocal section highlighted by Steve DiGiorgio's bass playing. This is one of my favorite songs on the album, and with good reason. The third song on the album, "Together As One", is very cool with a good lead part and an interesting percussive section.
A good song, but it doesn't really stand out from the rest. It reminds a lot of Flattening Of Emotions, with even more brutal riffing and bass. Chuck gives a great performance here on vocals. This is a great song to give someone if they want a good example of intelligent but also pure death metal!
It is by no means a bad song, it's just not as good as the others. Still a reccomended listen, though. A great piece! Most of the songs are fast, with the exception of the beautifully welded instrumental "Cosmic Sea", which sounds like Pink Floyd thrown through a shredding machine and more than makes up for lack of speed with carefully placed rhythm and humming melodies. There is even a quick little bass solo in this instrumental. This is a nice fresh listen - it contains expeditious speed, heaviness, with a nice dab of melody while keeping intelligent and unique lyrics in constant presence.
Sad enough, music isn't made like this much these days. This is one of the album I own that I can listen to all the way through without the desire to skip any tracks. At this point in time, this was a huge step of advancement in Death's existence.
I would go as far to say that this album is a classic and should be owned by any and all progressive death metal lovers. Overall, this album is good but outside the top few songs the rest seems to fall together for me. While they are all good, nothing really jumps out at me. The drumming is good, but not the best of Death's work and of course Chuck is amazing on guitar and vocals. While the work is a huge move in a more technical direction it seems still very thrashy to me.
However, it is the pivot point in Death's career. Human is Death's first technical triumph. Scream Bloody Gore is a metal classic, but you'd be committed to an asylum if you dubbed the group progressive.
I can't say that Death ever became truly progressive remember, technical does not equal progressive. However, I was thrilled to learn they were on PA and wouldn't see them removed for anything.
Fans of technical bass and drums should buy this album as soon as you have the funds. Prog metallers who enjoy the heavier and darker end of that sub-genre Mesuggah, Opeth, Evergrey, etc. There is no filler on this album; Cosmic Sea near jazz-fusion and Vacant Planet standout as extraordinary.
Chuck brazenly forges ahead with his musical vision, and the result is another essential slice of underground metal. The production is medicore at best, but it is to be expected for an underground album in the early 90s. I can't call this a prog masterpiece, however, as it is not truly progressive.
DEATH are one of the most influential metal bands ever and Human is undoubtedly their most influential and important album, they helped create the death metal genre in the late 80's and with this release they would help cement the technical death metal genre pioneered several years earlier. DEATH was pretty much Chuck Schuldiner and he would recruit different musicians for each album, on Human he chose Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert from the technical and heavily jazz influenced band Cynic and bass guitar god Steve DiGiorgio undoubtedly leading to a more technical approach to the sound.
Human is a very strong album and has no real weak points but it has to be said that the breakneck opening track 'Flattening of emotions' is undoubtedly the best with a mid-paced double kick intro building up and launching into a brutal fast-paced assault, and it gets even better the solo is one of the best on the album, Chuck and Masvidal really show people how metal solos should be with strong fast, technical, well considered and with strong minor and atonal melody - never mindless shred.
The real Kudos goes to Sean Reinert on drums though, his drum work is very interesting, where most drummers would play standard metal beats he adds syncopation and even dynamics - there is never a dull moment in his drumming. The songwriting here deserves special attention Chuck is an amazing song writer, every intro, every transition, every solo is very well considered and there is a lot of strong melody in his music and this is death metal so that's a mean feat , each song just seems so cohesive like it couldn't really be improved and the thing that is most important is that when it needs to the music lightens up slightly and it comes back in with a solo or some fast double kick just when it is needed 'Secret Face' for example.
Schuldiner took the opportunity to hand pick exactly the musicians he thought could bring his music to the next level. The new blood in the lineup is heard right from the opening double pedal fade in of "Flattening of Emotions". Reifert is nothing short of a brilliant drummer with a powerful technical drumming style. He plays fast, precise, and inventive for the time. His slight fusion influenced playing is adventurous, but not in a manner which takes power away from the music.
Instead he understands exactly when to speed up, change rhythm patterns, or play more heavy, to ensure the greatest impact on the listener.Human is a highly influential extreme metal album, according to Jeff Wagner in his text on progressive metal, Mean misprinlohagreirweb.bilviequigengsenjuchererangastparming.co is Death's best-selling album, having sold , copies in the United States by It was ranked number 82 on the October issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the greatest guitar albums of all time. A music video was made for the song "Lack of.