The Last Felony
Too Many Humans


3.0
good

Review

by Trey Spencer STAFF
August 5th, 2010 | 41 replies | 12,915 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Their greatest trait is also the cause of their eventual downfall.

Too Many Humans could be summed up with just a few words and most people would know whether or not to listen to it – those words are technical death metal and deathcore. We could take things a bit further by saying that these guys don’t play the same type of wildly technical death metal as Gorod or Obscura – the deathcore influence almost negates that possibility. On the other hand, they also don’t play the same hundred-breakdowns-a-song deathcore as a lot of other bands out there. So, where does that leave The Last Felony? It leaves them firmly in the middle without any real identity of their own. Quite simply, The Last Felony specialize in stringing together endless death metal riffs at breakneck speeds interspersed with the occasional breakdown, and not much else. As could be imagined, this basic blueprint results in an album that blurs together without a lot of significant differences between each track, but it also turns out to still be entertaining in short spurts.

The entertainment value is found in the sheer amount of great riffs that seem to be in endless supply. Granted, they’re nothing out of the ordinary, but their lack of originality is made up for by the pure chaotic energy in which they’re delivered. These heavy riffs are complimented by deep growls that are occasionally accentuated by higher pitched shrieks – a delivery that turns the vocals into another rhythm instrument that returns the emphasis to the riffs. If this description makes the album sound like it could be a pretty mindless experience, it’s because it is. The riffs seem to just blur by in a series of abrupt transitions that lack any real direction. In fact, if it wasn’t for the slight pause between songs there would be absolutely no way of knowing when or if a song had ever ended – again, the band aren’t going to be known for their diversity or innovation. What they are going to be known for is their balls-out aggression and endless supply of riffs. Of course, such a limited appeal is also this album’s glaring weakness. A series of two or three tracks are great and entirely enjoyable, but anything thereafter begins to feel redundant and totally indistinguishable. It’s a catch-22 that their strongest trait is also their eventual downfall, as well.

The Last Felony are in the unenviable position of having an awesome collection of songs that don’t actually work as a collection. Individually every one of these songs is great, but they eventually lose their power due to the total one-dimensional approach of the album as a whole. Whether or not that sounds like a deal-breaker will be up to individual tastes, but it must be said that in small doses the songs are entirely enjoyable due to huge riffs and an unrelenting aggression that should get anyone pumped.



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Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010



15778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's hard to write about something that is so limited in scope. Anyway, I have this rated a 3 but any of the songs (on their own) would be a 3.5 or even a 4. Basically, despite the rating, I would still reccomend that people check this out.

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Ponton
Emeritus
August 5th 2010



5775 Comments


It's hard to write about something that is so limited in scope


agreed, not sure if I could do 10 typical deathcore album reviews in a row and keep them very unique

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Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010



15778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of deathcore so I can't see myself doing another one any time soon.

BringMeTheWaffles.
August 5th 2010



221 Comments


Good review man. pos'd
These guys are kinda like Trigger The Bloodshed.

LaCosaNostra13
August 5th 2010



860 Comments


Read this and learn, TGT.

R6Rider
August 5th 2010



4082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Title to the first song made me chuckle. Gonna check this out after work.

Btw what is your avatar from Willie?

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Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010



15778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't know what it is, actually. I accidentally deleted my old one while testing a new mod feature (oops) and did a google search (Don't remember the exact term) and that picture was on page 1.

nagstar89
August 5th 2010



71 Comments


@R6 Title to the last one made me too..Gotta check this out though

fromtheinside
August 5th 2010



16485 Comments


i see you're not a fan of deathcore either, but you'd still suggest giving this a try?

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FadeToBlack
August 5th 2010



10913 Comments


eh tech death + deathcore

im definitley out

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010



15778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm not a fan of deathcore but this is cool in small doses.

FadeToBlack
August 5th 2010



10913 Comments


nah its more the tech death thing, i found almost all of it really irritating to listen to.

but then again i do like tasty riffs so maybe ill listen to a few songs :P

Ruminations
August 5th 2010



125 Comments


pretty similar to trigger the bloodshed, drums are more groove based though, not as much hyper-speed blasting.

and the avatar is the nurses from silent hill.

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010



15778 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

but then again i do like tasty riffs so maybe ill listen to a few songs :P
Yeah. Might as well check out their Myspace.
and the avatar is the nurses from silent hill.
Really? Never played it or watched the movie.

EnCrypt.
August 5th 2010



882 Comments


Movie was cool lots of blood and zombies and wierd monsters which is awesome

Ruminations
August 5th 2010



125 Comments


this is true. those nurses were pretty foxy, aside from the horribly disfigured faces.

EnCrypt.
August 5th 2010



882 Comments


Remember when they were like sleeping and they had to walk in between them very silently to not wake them up? That was so cool

bloc
August 5th 2010



34499 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm a bit interested in their myspace songs, I do like how raw the vocals and music sound.

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fromtheinside
August 5th 2010



16485 Comments


and the avatar is the nurses from silent hill.

i wondered. movie was actually pretty good. don't remember any zombies though.

freedomofspeechnoway
August 5th 2010



407 Comments


album title a buckethead reference?



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