Human Abstract cover Beethoven

2012-02-11 by Zorak | 50 Comments
L.A. based progressive metalcore act, The Human Abstract, have covered all 3 movements of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". The cover can be purchased through iTunes for two dollars. The guitar parts were all recorded by Dean Herrera during sessions for "Digital Veil". Like the album, it was mixed and produced by Will Putney.
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heyadam
February 12th 2012
2267 Comments


Aren't these guys not a band anymore?

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ChuckyTruant
February 12th 2012
15763 Comments


Weird that this was put out. But cool


UnderJOath
February 12th 2012
79 Comments


Dean and AJ are pretty solid with an axe. I am not disappoint.

Funeralopolis
February 12th 2012
14148 Comments


I thought they broke up?

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Ignimbrite
February 12th 2012
6479 Comments


^^^

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dannydropb
February 12th 2012
38 Comments


Didn't any of you guys read? This was all recorded during the Digital Veil sessions, they just didn't release it until now.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2012
56156 Comments


yeah, like just cuz Tupac puts out a new album doesn't mean he's alive

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Sirob
February 12th 2012
2653 Comments


Wow I was actually expecting much worse than that. Pleasantly surprised.

VanitySeason
February 12th 2012
398 Comments


they did, but I guess this was previously recorded so why not, I'm not complaining.

North0House2
February 12th 2012
6024 Comments


For a second, I was like, ' wut they broke up why how'

but then I realized that previous recordings can exist.

botb
February 12th 2012
11900 Comments


these guys were really really good at their instruments and aj is a classical guitarist so i imagine this is probably great

Philalethes
February 12th 2012
245 Comments


I am pleased to hear that AJ did not have anything to do with this. I think he would have interpreted the piece in a
much more musical fashion then was presented here. The opening section is a complete travesty as it is devoid of any
musical expression, dynamics or emotion. It sounds like someone programed the notes into a midi sequencer and ask
it to play it back at one volume and with a robotic tempo. Maybe Dean should have tried incorporating their classical
guitars in to this song, an instrument that is actually capable of producing some of these qualities that are essential to
classical music.

This is also some of the worst clipping I have ever heard on a commercial recording. I am completely surprised that
they asked for people to pay money for something that seems as if there was zero effort put in to the mixing of the
music. I loved digital veil and hope they continue on as a band, but this was something that needed a little more effort
put in to it, or should have been a free download at least.

paxman
February 12th 2012
4084 Comments


I want this now.

Edit: Eh, kinda iffy now. I agree about AJ. ^^^^

jimmykidd
February 12th 2012
640 Comments


they actually aren't broken up. according to one of the band members it was just some rant another member went on. i read it some where..

FearThyEvil
February 12th 2012
16540 Comments


On February 8th, 2012 guitarist Dean Herrera was asked on his Formspring page whether they would've broken up even if Travis hadn't left the band. Dean had replied stating that the band had never actually come together to decide the fate of the band. "as far as im concerned we aren’t broken up, that was Henry going out and spewing the inner workings of the band. We never actually came together and decided anything. I’m still real pissed at him for that. Sure we’re taking time, but that doesn’t mean anything other than that… Taking time.. As far as travis…. who knows… can’t say what might have happened."

Yeah, it isn't a 100 percent break-up.

bernardo06
February 12th 2012
43 Comments


This... this is so good.

A7XEric
February 12th 2012
322 Comments


Love that they finally put out this cover, but holy hell it really needs mixing/mastering. A lot of the instruments have the same tone as as on DV so I'm guessing it was recorded at the same time as the album, so it's really surprising to hear how disappointing the production is when compared to DV which had great production.

MrxSelfxDestruct
February 12th 2012
529 Comments


Is this actually any good?
I'm too busy to go out of my way to listen to this right now.

bloc
February 12th 2012
52255 Comments


This is probably lame as hell

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MalleusMaleficarum
February 12th 2012
16372 Comments


these guys are mad faggy

AtomicWaste
Moderator
February 12th 2012
2777 Comments


yeah, like just cuz Tupac puts out a new album doesn't mean he's alive


TUPAC LIVES!

paxman
February 12th 2012
4084 Comments


Yeah, I thought it was strange that nobody else in the band, or the band as a whole, made a statement about the break-up. I certainly hope to hear new material from them.

Metamorphosis
February 12th 2012
420 Comments


Really glad these guys might still be a band. They need to get Howard from KSE to do their vocals. It would be pretty epic.

SpiritCrusher2
February 12th 2012
6067 Comments


it's on youtube, just listening to it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiSPVs3CUI0

SpiritCrusher2
February 12th 2012
6067 Comments


hm.. could've been much better

ChuckyTruant
February 12th 2012
15763 Comments


No, no howard.

Zorak
February 12th 2012
3191 Comments


i didn't think it was awesome or anything. it clips pretty damn bad thoiugh. 3.5/5 for me

manicmonkey
February 12th 2012
490 Comments


lol @3:12, fantastic transition.

pretty cool cover though.

paxman
February 12th 2012
4084 Comments


"They need to get Howard from KSE to do their vocals. It would be pretty epic."

Lol fuck no

Zorak
February 12th 2012
3191 Comments


some of these transitions are terrible.

SpiritCrusher2
February 12th 2012
6067 Comments


drums sound oh so bad

Clancyboy
February 12th 2012
13 Comments


thank god beethoven is deaf. oh and dead.

newjunkaesthetic93
February 12th 2012
1871 Comments


Nothing compared to Jack White and Insane Clown Posse covering Mozart.

Zorak
February 13th 2012
3191 Comments


Oh god no

IAmHollywood
February 13th 2012
1443 Comments


am I the only one who noticed 2 dollars for a song


Zorak
February 13th 2012
3191 Comments


The song is like 15 mins long. You can stream it on youtube for free.

AtomicShane
February 13th 2012
2121 Comments


cool

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IAmHollywood
February 13th 2012
1443 Comments


"The song is like 15 mins long. You can stream it on youtube for free."

or I could never listen to it ever under any circumstance

thedougler
February 13th 2012
212 Comments


Howard Jones in The Human Abstract? Get real

sora236
February 15th 2012
157 Comments


This was good but AJ probably would have put more emotion in the playing.
Dean is good but he's more like a machine at guitar lol.

AlasKenColors
February 29th 2012
162 Comments


ehh. honestly expected more from them/him. also wtf transition at 3:12?

Zorak
March 1st 2012
3191 Comments


yeah this wasn't that good

ChuckyTruant
March 1st 2012
15763 Comments


AJ would have done it much better

Zorak
March 1st 2012
3191 Comments


most likely

ChuckyTruant
March 1st 2012
15763 Comments


for sure

bloc
March 1st 2012
52255 Comments


AJ would have done the same thing. He's just as mechanic.

ChuckyTruant
March 1st 2012
15763 Comments


uhm no. cause AJ knows classical guitar. he would have done the entire performance better

ChuckyTruant
March 1st 2012
15763 Comments


lol

bloc
March 1st 2012
52255 Comments


Knowing classical guitar doesn't mean much in this case. Playing this song on guitar is more of a showcase of technical skill than anything else.

Zorak
March 2nd 2012
3191 Comments


"AJ didnt play this?!"

Did you even read the article?



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