This album (and indeed the band) has a history worthy of a norse saga. Almost 30 years in the making, Human Remains stands as a fitting testmanent to the awesome creative talent and musical ability of the band members. Though most of the tracks on this album were written years ago they stand today sounding as fresh and innovative as anything written today. Fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and Dio will surely love what's on offer here.
Indeed one of the greatest achievements of this album is that there really is something for everyone here: fans of NWOBHM will love most of the tracks. The album also touches on symphonic metal and there are even a couple of tracks that touch on early-mid 80s thrash.
As for the band themselves, well what we have here is a collection of reall talented musicians. Too much of modern metal seems to be constructed on computer rathern that showcasing the skill of the musicians, however Hell are obviously incredibly talented. From David Bower's amazing vocal performance, equal to such legendary singers as Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and the legendary Ronnie James Dio, to the impressive guitar work by Sneap & co, listening to this album is a real treat for fans of real metal.
One final thought - this album is yet another illustration of Andy Sneaps incredible talent as a producer as well as a musician. The recording is absolutely perfect, the level of quality being that which one only usually sees with bands such as Maiden or Turisas.
Incredibly highy recommended for anyone who loves Metal and particulalry relevant to fans of Maiden, Priest, Mercyful Fate and Dio.