In Human – Voices Review

Usually at the review section, we write about upcoming albums or albums that have been released recently. For the first time, we decided to go back in time and review an album which was released way back in 2010. In Human is among one of the finest death metal acts to have emerged out of Kokata, India. They were notorious for not performing live that much and were often thought of to be a tribute/cover band as the few shows they performed in were flooded by covers of Death numbers. They released their debut album ‘Voices’ in 2010 which sold quite a number of copies in the local scene. However, they have been in a long hiatus in the recent years and are aiming to make a comeback with a new album along with a new line-up.

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The album starts with a piano-like intro based on the theme of “Voice Of The Soul” from Death’s album Sound of Perseverance which has been re-arranged by Ankit, the vocalist/guitarist. The heavy riffs and fast beats start at once from the second song titled “In Human Morality”. Heavy influences of Chuck Schuldiner on both the riffs and vocals can be noticed in this track and I personally liked the solo at the middle very much.  The third track “Power Struggle” begins with a slow melodious section that suddenly breaks off into the main riff. The prolonged guitar solo has a very Marty Friedman feel attached to it and adds a different flavor to the album; the song ends with the melodic section of the beginning playing once again along with the riff.

“Vicious Cycle” has a very thrashy feel and the harsh vocals get replaced by a voiceover that goes on throughout the song. The bass has been handled brilliantly in this song. “Residual Emotions” makes the sound return to the style of early death metal acts like Obituary and Death. The changes of tempo are precise and just at the right places. “Rigor Mortis” is also another very technically sound track of this album and the voiceovers, occasional solos and the riffs make the song very progressive in nature, unlike the traditional death metal bands. The final track “I Am Legion” was the very first original composed by the band and according to the members is an in-joke within the band. All elements of extreme metal has been exaggerated intentionally in this song along with a riff that sounds almost like an iconic Cannibal Corpse riff.
The lyrical themes of the album deal mainly with violence, death, terrorism among other thing. All lyrics have been written by Ankit except “Residual Emotions”. Overall, this is no doubt a very decent album and should appeal to all old school metal  enthusiasts along with the lovers of technically sound music.  However the only negative aspect of the album is the quality of production but that somehow makes the sound like the 90s’ death metal acts.

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And, as I have mentioned before, these guys are planning to make a return with a new line-up with Ankit remaining the only constant member. Stay tuned!!

Lineup:

Ankit Mitra – Guitars/Vocals
Anirudh Goswami – Bass
Shiladitya Sengupta – Guitars
Korak Sarkar – Drums

Tracklist:

1. Soul
2. In Human Morality
3. Power Struggle
4. Vicious Cycle
5. Residual Emotions
6. Rigor Mortis
7. I Am Legion

Written By – Spirit Crusher

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