Friday, 11 March 2011

Review #3 - The Human Abstract - Digital Veil


Today i will be reviewing The Human Abstracts latest effort Digital Veil. With having an original release due out sometime early February, and being pushed back to March 8th i was disappointed. They had released the first single from the album Faust way back in November, and since having my ears raped of awesomeness from that track,  i have been looking forward to the release since. Having released 3/7 songs before the actual release, i had a pretty concrete idea of what to expect from the other 4 songs : head crushing technicality, great production, amazing harsh and clean vocals and just a great sound, and well, fuck, did they deliver on that. With having new vocalist Travis Richter in on the equation, as well as original Nocturne guitarist, A.J Minette back with the band things were looking good.

The first track Elegiac opens with a melodic, beautifully played acoustic piece that sounds almost like something you would hear during a depressing scene in a Mexican themed movie, which erupts into a solo and finishes off at a little over 2 minutes, completely instrumental. A great way to open an album. The next three tracks are technical, fast, loud and make you just want to break shit. Complex Terms, Digital Veil, and Faust are the harder songs on the album, and a great way to make the listener really get pulled into the album for the firs time.

The next four tracks, Antebellum, Holographic Sight, Horizon To Zenith, and Patterns are just as technical as the previous tracks, full of solo's, guitar sweeps and awesome compositions, but they also focus more on the melodic side of THA. With more clean singing than the first half of the album, more melodic, sing-along type choruses, and Antebellum coming in at an almighty 7 1/2 minutes, you can pretty much tell the epicness of this album.

All and all, the record is, in my opinion, the best record to have been released so far this year. With slow melodic parts, quick head banging parts, and everything in between, this record is a must pick up for fans of Protest The Hero, Between The Buried And Me, and anyone who can appreciate talented musicians doing what they do best.

Production: 9/10
Lasting Appeal: 9/10
Originality: 9/10
The Human Abstract - Digital Veil
9/10

21 comments:

  1. I have never heard of them. Thanks for posting. I will definitely give them a listen...

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  2. Awesome. I'll have to check out more.

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  3. such a wonderful art,nice review though i really enjoyed it
    waiting for more like this :)

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  4. I want a computer in my brain

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  5. nice write up! i'll have to check this out.

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  6. Cool I might have to check this out! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Not quite my taste, really. But I'm glad you like em!

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  8. Not my type of music, will listen to it though!!

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  9. cool new band to check out! thanks, great post

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  10. im always open to new tunes, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Will listen to in a more extensive way

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  12. I love chillin with this album on shuffle

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  13. Seems fuckinbg awsome dude, i love photography and how you can really see the art in it.

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  14. This reminds me of fringe

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  15. Sounds awesome, will definitely look into it further. I particularly enjoyed the track you linked.

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  16. Glad you enjoyed the track, in my opinion its the weakest on the album, but it is their only official music video from it. So, check it out!

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