Death Angel

Humanicide

Album Type:
Release Date:
31st May 2019
Record Label:
Nuclear Blast
Total Tracks:
10
Genre:
RATING: 

Three years after The Evil Divide it is time for the new album Humanicide. Which is an excellent title if you ask me, combining human and suicide to express that we the people are destroying the world (that’s how I experience the title). Death Angel is a pack that never disappoints, each album they release is close to perfect and has excellent written songs.  For the fourth time in a row, they chose Jason Suecof as producer and not only his production skills are amazing, he can also play the guitar as you can hear in the track ‘Revelation song’. Another guest on guitar is Children of Bodom member Alexi Laiho in ‘Ghost of Me’. Besides that they also asked Vika Yermolyeva for the piano outro part of ‘Immortal Behated’, a rather progressive track.

Opener ‘Humanicide’ starts with a guitar tandem intro in the vain of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest (The Hellion). This fast song has been out on YouTube for a while and should be known by now.  ‘Divine Defector’ follows in the same aggressive fast tempo. ‘Aggressor’ has more variety and is a typical Death Angel track, jumping up and down and with Mark at his best. ‘I Came for Blood’ has a NWOBHM vibe, a kind of Saxon on high speed. Thrash returns with ‘Alive and Screaming’ and ‘Ghost of Me’ and with ‘Revelation Song’ a more progressive side of Death Angel appears again.

All in all, a typical high quality Death Angel album, which continues where The Evil Divide left us 3 years ago. Every die-hard thrash fan should purchase this as soon as possible.

Tracklist:

01. Humanicide
02. Divine Defector
03. Aggressor
04. I Came For Blood
05. Immortal Behated
06. Alive And Screaming
07. The Pack
08. Ghost Of Me
09. Revelation Song
10. Of Rats And Men

Playing Time: 45:00
Line-Up:

Mark Osegueda (vocals)
Rob Cavestany (guitar)
Ted Aguilar (guitar)
Damien Sisson (bass)
Will Carroll (drums)

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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