Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast
Death Angel’s sophomore era of has been proven as the most stable and most productive of their career. They learned from their mistakes and there’s no excuse for being too young to be in the music industry. Their label is the safety net as Nuclear Blast is way too big in order to secure they will have the perfect environment to focus only in music. Humanicide is their 9th studio album and the numero 6 after their revival in 2004. Their previous works has set the bar high and to be honest in general we knew what to expect with the Humanicide. Besides their historical debut there was only one moment that they actually surprised us, and that would be 2004’s The Art Of Dying. After so many years of silence they returned with a record that won everyone acceptance. But are there still any elements we can hear in a Death Angel’s album, which could take us by the throat in 2019? Of course there are. Mark Osegueda’s vocals remain among the most impressive in Thrash Metal, along with those of Erik A.K. of Flotsam and Jetsam. The way in which Thrash Metal is embroiled with Heavy Metal remains impressive. A fine combination of Thrash Riffs and Classic Heavy Metal choruses. Certainly we can find brave doses of melody, not so may after all to make the final result less aggressive or vulgar. Last but not least is how these guys know how to compose songs. They never wrote very short length songs or compositions that impress you immediately. Once again in Humanicide, the songs need several hearings before you realize how great they are, but every time you have this feeling that they reward you for your patience. Humanicide, apart from satisfying all of Death Angel’s fans and friends, it will also please everyone that will invest on it.