- Audio CD (30 July 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Century Media/EMI
- ASIN: B0000259CT
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,958 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
It has some fantastic riffs, and some of the most amazing bass "pops" from long time Sadus wizard Steve Digorgio. His bass playing is almost funky in its rhythm and timing. You can be listening to Chuck bawling his lungs out and on the occassional pause for breath there is a cool twang or two inserted in to the gap to keep you interested and motivated to listen further.
The best track on the album for me is "Lack of Comprehension" with its wierd synth intro, that rips into a riff to die for and some mean as hell growling. its a real gem and deserves to be called one of the stand out tracks of Death's whole catalogue.
I saw them at the Astoria around 1994/5 and they played this mid set. The place was teetering on a knife edge as the synth intro beamed out across the floor, then the band kicked in and the place just went completely berzerk!! Gene Hoglan on Drums having been the reason the place couldn't stay still. That man could whip up a beat and a half!
Human is a fantastic album. Avantgarde, intelligent and still brutal and classic Death.
For those who love Cynic, Pestilence and that kind of technical death metal, you can't go wrong with this album. I would even recomend it to fans of Nile and their close peers, as it is an insight into how and why these modern bands play just as technically well as they do. An inspiration of an album.
Collecting musicians for each release (as poor Chuck needed to do every album), this features the guitar and drums from Cynic, a very technical band who's "Focus" album is deemed to very good, and the bass from long-time friend Steve DiGiorgio, this is a very technical and fast album. The drums rarely slow down, and the riffs are all fret-burning.
The 8 songs are all interesting lyrically - dealing with Suicide, Siamese Twins, being Blind, some Conspiracy theories, and other things. As usual, they are all well written, and the singing style of Chuck makes it quite easy to understand compared to mnost death metal.
There is one instrumental, and it has a very nice atmosphere to it, that is strangely calming even through the maelstrom of metal.
My personal favourite is "Lack Of Comprehension", with it's acoustic start.
This album indicated that Chuck was becoming a very technical guitarist - which he cinfirmed with subsequent releases. It also marked the first appearances of his interest in Spanish-style guitar.
Another great album in the long catalogue of great stuff from Chuck.
R.I.P. Chuck... I'm really sorry that I couldn't see this amazing band live.
Though Death was initially a pure Death metal band, this release and all future Death releases are better described as progressive death-thrash, perhaps leaning a bit more towards the thrash side. It's difficult to say why this is, other than to say that it feels more like thrash than death, to me anyway. Though it maintains much of the increased brutality of death metal, the riffs are very thrashy structurally, and they are always clean and crisp, not blurry and noisy as they tend to be in fast death metal. As a whole the riffs come a cross as a stylistic melding of those found in Reign in Blood and Beneath the Remains. Similarly, the drumming tends to be more thrashy, avoiding the blast-beat style drumming also common to death metal. Speaking of the drumming, Sean Reinert of Cynic is a fantastic drummer, though I prefer the later work of Gene Hoglan and Richard Christy. Sean doesn't seem to have as much personality stylistically as do those 2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a change in style for sure but no change in quality. Showcasing a more technical side without ripping the ass out of it this is very much death metal with guys who are married to... Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2015 by sean paul mccann
Again this is an album you will already own if your into death metal,it's more technical than leprosy and spiritual healing but it doesn't lack any of chucks locality to the cause... Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2014 by ricky cole
Whenever anyone asks me why I love death metal, I play them this cd. "Human" is an absolute classic, it is beautiful, technical, brutal and also timeless in equal parts. Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2013 by Napalm Terror