We As Human
Burning Satellites


3.0
good

Review

by TheZehan USER (9 Reviews)
March 8th, 2012 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

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.



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TheZehan
March 8th 2012


389 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I know this isn't as good as my newer ones (Jars of Clay), but people decently liked it on my old profile, maybe they'll like it here. Leave feedback.

TheZehan
March 8th 2012


389 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Idk, just wanted to post my old ones again. I just didn't want to go from 3 of 4 liking it last time to 0 of 4.

Gyromania
March 8th 2012


16089 Comments


Don't have time to read this at the moment, but I just wanted to point out that you shouldn't start reviews with 'But'. I get that it's a continuation of your summary, but the summary should be just that: a quick summation of the album, not the start of your review.

TheZehan
March 8th 2012


389 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Got It, just trying to be different and creative. It's more fun to write and read something creative. Plus I actually haven't read this in about a week, since I wrote it on my old profile. So my writing style has changed since this (my Jars of Clay review is where I am currently in my writing career).

Activista anti-MTV
March 8th 2012


3150 Comments


Interested to read your Jars of Clay review. Good job!

TheZehan
March 8th 2012


389 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks, My writing style is very different in that one. More dreamlike, like the album.



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