Review Summary: A small-name band that's only know for their self titled EP. Most don't realize that that EP is their 3rd project.
But, this is before Skillet discovered them and introduced them to Atlantic Records, their current record label. Their first two records were released independently from small local companies. The mixing and recording actually isn't half bad for early no-name releases, but there is a distinct change in quality between this EP and the most recent one.
We As Human is a very Christian influenced hard rock band that's style is unique, but by no means ground-breaking. The title track is a perfect example; the song focuses a lot on the singer's voice, which is all right, but his voice is far from strong enough to focus around. The verses attract no attention at all, but the chorus manages to catch the listener with opening lines "You filthy dogs, you sons of man", but there should've been some form of guitar riff or at least some triplets on the toms to back them up. It sounds way too empty. The bridge, again, relies way to much on the singer's vocal talents, which aren't nearly strong enough and get exploited obviously. "Broken Inside" shows the morals behind the group's music, which is very religiously influenced. The entire second verse is obviously all about abortion and how evil it is. This is a poor song due to the lack of any instruments to help the singer, but the vocals show my moral views, so I remember it more as a speech than a song. "After The Fall" isn't notable in many ways, except for a weird rant near the end about false preachers. Seems like a weird topic to pick over more stereotypical rants.
"Dead Man" happens to appear on the band's newest EP (We As Human EP). This is also their most popular song with captivating verses that outshine the simple chorus. The drums really stand out during the verses with the heavy swing feel (very unorthodox in nature) and the guitars mix in well. The other standout track "Fly" was featured on a Navy Seals Tribute CD and justly so. The song obviously applies to the military while keeping their usual Christian lyrics. The verses show off the positives in the singers voice and are accompanied by the best chorus on the EP. This, just like the title track, missed key instrumental opportunities.
This isn't an EP I would recommend to anyone looking for the highest quality music or any non-christian who won't agree with the lyrics, but they show a massive improvement from their debut album (which only sold 1000 copies for a reason). The band shows promise, and they show their abilities much better in their self-titled EP (which I would recommend to anyone), but this is a decent second try from a band trying to make a name for themselves.