Death
Human


3.5
great

Review

by LaughingSkull USER (37 Reviews)
December 18th, 2013 | 70 replies


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Death's best

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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  • Greggers (5)
    A masterpiece within the genre, Human is as close to death metal perfection as you can get...

    skeletorissatan (5)
    The scariest thing is they managed to top this......

    Spaten (3.5)
    Death breaking away from Death Metal...

    Necrotica (5)
    One of the best albums in death metal history, Human is essential to any fan of extreme an...

  • KSE19 (4)
    ...

    ViperAces (5)
    Human marks Death's first peak, and thankfully, it is far away from being their last....

    Thor (4.5)
    Featuring the strongest lineup in the band's history, Human struggles to be anything less ...

    BirthRite (5)
    Chuck Lives...


Comments:Add a Comment 
hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2013


2596 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Death's Best"



Not even close

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2013


55354 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

I rarely neg reviews, but...

Digging: Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2013


2596 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


153 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


34329 Comments


This cant be Death's best if its a 3.5

Necrotica
December 18th 2013


10583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What the fuck

StallionMang
December 18th 2013


8070 Comments


Death's best
3.5
great

Go away

Digging: Ross From Friends - You'll Understand

Mister Twister
December 18th 2013


2497 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


11044 Comments


enjoy your negs

ShadowRemains
December 18th 2013


24827 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

just no

ResidentNihilist
December 18th 2013


1292 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.

Necrotica
December 18th 2013


10583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

ShadowRemains
December 18th 2013


24827 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


17171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

SlMBOLlC
December 18th 2013


5551 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!

Necrotica
December 18th 2013


10583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

MeatSalad
December 18th 2013


17171 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"tryhard quasi progressive bullshit"

SlMBOLlC
December 18th 2013


5551 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thats some wil311 level retardation right thurr

ResidentNihilist
December 18th 2013


1292 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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