Death
Human


3.5
great

Review

by LaughingSkull USER (32 Reviews)
December 18th, 2013 | 67 replies | 1,737 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Death's best

2 of 28 thought this review was well written

After being done with the juvenile themes of dark magic zombie rituals on Scream Bloody Gore and before they descended into pretentious widdly-widdly-noodle wankery as seen in Symbolic and Perseverence, there was Human, Death's best album.

The songs here all gravitate around the length of four minutes, which is the perfect length, allowing the songs to remain straightforward and memorable, while avoiding plunging into tryhard quasi-progressive bullshit. Lack of Comprehension is the best number on here, and probably the band's best song. The verse riff in triplets is pretty effective, as are the vocal lines, which are surprisingly singalong-able -- something unusual for Schuldiner's typical attempts at weaving lumbering poetry. The solo is also among Schuldiner's best, being pretty memorable, even though it's in Phrygian mode, like 90% of his solos, the other 10% being in Locrian, likewise an inflexible and repetitive mode.
Other high points include the lead break, 1:32 in See Through Dreams as well as the nifty little instrumental, Cosmic Sea with its awesome bass break 2:33 in.
Generally, the album retains a high degree of technicality, in the process eschewing melody and catchiness of the riffs. I don't know if this was by mistake or design, but the riffs' repetitiveness can surely get on your nerves and ruin the otherwise pretty enjoyable experience that this album is.

Recommended Tracks:
- Lack of Comprehension
- Cosmic Sea
- See Through Dreams




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hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2013



1494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Death's Best"

Not even close

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2013



49791 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I rarely neg reviews, but...

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hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2013



1494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Didn't neg, but you may want to work on your writing a bit. Short reviews can be good and all, but you don't reallly explain a lot and the paragraph breaks are really destracting.

psyclonus
December 18th 2013



126 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

like it matters what mode he uses for his solos... not a single riff gets on my nerves so i guess i'm lucky

NeroCorleone80
December 18th 2013



28394 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This cant be Death's best if its a 3.5

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2013



9684 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What the fuck

StallionMang
December 18th 2013



5237 Comments


Death's best
3.5
great

Go away

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Mister Twister
December 18th 2013



1493 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

STOP FUCKING UP

oh look necro got 5000 comments

DrHouseSchuldiner
December 18th 2013



5643 Comments


Wow fuck you,negged hard

FadeToBlack
December 18th 2013



10913 Comments


enjoy your negs

ShadowRemains
December 18th 2013



20243 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

just no

ResidentNihilist
December 18th 2013



967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Review wasn't that great but it does seem like a lot of the negs come from the userbase having a toddler tantrum about the rating.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2013



9684 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No, it was because he said "best Death" with that 3.5

ShadowRemains
December 18th 2013



20243 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

After being done with the juvenile themes of dark magic zombie rituals on Scream Bloody Gore and before they descended into pretentious widdly-widdly-noodle wankery as seen in Symbolic and Perseverence, there was Human, Death's best album.


yeah starting a review like this with a popular band will really make you a lot of fans...

MeatSalad
December 18th 2013



14193 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nah its a shit review and deserves nothing but negs, rating aside

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SlMBOLlC
December 18th 2013



4832 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeh so what if it gets negd to oblivion you be a dick with time wasting reviews you can eat shit!

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2013



9684 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah, the review is quite clunky and not all too descriptive

MeatSalad
December 18th 2013



14193 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"tryhard quasi progressive bullshit"

SlMBOLlC
December 18th 2013



4832 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thats some wil311 level retardation right thurr

ResidentNihilist
December 18th 2013



967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If the guy feels that way, Shadow, the guy feels that way. Perhaps it's too forthright but it does feel like some people are getting too butthurt over the rating and the summary. Shit review it is but getting crucified for just the rating; nah.



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