Style: Melodic Death/Thrash
Release date: 19 August, 2011
Playing time: 49:11

These French guys have just released their second album 'Bloodthrone' and I confess that I missed their 2008 release 'Watch the World Die'. More often new and good bands hailing from France enter the metal circuit. This Minushuman is another one that can be added to that list. After the first record, the band was described as Isis meets Machine Head. On this new album I can certainly hear the link with Isis, but Machine Head would not be one of the first bands to enter my mind.

Sometimes the music breaths out the same atmosphere like Isis, but there stops the comparison if you ask me. Minushuman plays atmospheric melodic death with thrash elements and some black metal influences; harsh thrash with metal core combined vocals, sporadic blast-beats, lots of melody and a progressive touch. The songs are rather technical and the production is very clear. Mid-tempo songs have the upper hand, but in several tracks they speed up the tempo. A song like "Three Mile Island" sounds more like a heavy rock song than a metal track. Another track I want to mention is "Bloodthrone"; this is an almost in doom tempo played atmospheric track. By combining the death, thrash, heavy rock, atmospheric parts and melodic guitar parts the band creates something very interesting to listen to. Not music that can be easily put within a certain genre, and that can be a reason that this band will be picked up by fans from different genres.

If you became curious after reading this review, I suggest you to give them a chance.


01. The Architect
The Size of an Ocean
03. Evolve
04. The Day We Died
05. Forgotten Fields
06. Three Mile Island
07. Godspeed
08. Another All
09. Bloodthrone
10. Kill Me

Label: Season of Mist
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 21 August, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/minushumanity