Death – Human (1991)
Apr 9th 2009 Nareg Khorozian Band/Album Reviews

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And thus came the 4th wonder of the modern world after the other 3 marvelous Death albums, the masterpiece we call “HUMAN”. It’s a solid composition of Chuck with two members from “Cynic“: Paul Masvidal as rythm guitarist and Sean Reinert as drummer; To make things more technically mind blowing, we witness Steve Digiorgio, the master of the 4 stringed bass, in a most glorified performance. Upon gathering these amazing musicians together, a masterpiece was instantly born, which had a huge important role in all progressive metal genres.

Human was Death’s first true progressive album that made a breakthrough in metal history; its the stage in Chuck’s life where he got more professional and more mature, started dealing with lyrical themes talking about different dimensions of human behavior. To do so, 8 monstrous songs were recorded in form of letters or messages of enlightenment and wisdom.

The proof of it is in Chuck’s life loving lyrics, especially when he blasts the mic with his unique vocals in the song “See Through Dreams “as he says: “Close your eyes and imagine to be without what we take for granted every time we open our eyes”.

“Suicide Machine” also shows that where he indulges our senses by saying: “How easy it is to deny the pain of someone else’s suffering “… short, easy but very meaningful sentences, and all this coming from a person who dropped out of school when he was 17 years old, a person with no higher education but a natural philosophic sense and that’ why when you people say these net encounter statements like: “Chuck is God” or etc… YOU AREN’T LYING.

Now taking the musical importance of this album into consideration, as I mentioned above Human was Death’s first true progressive album that formed a turning point on Death’s general genre, a sample of some songs such as:

“Lack of Comprehension” where we can clearly see Masvidal on the amazing intro, followed by Schuldiner’s into your face continuation and Reinert’s non stop drum accuracy especially in the post-solo part. This song is a classic and for some reason it never gets old.

“Cosmic Sea”: the instrumental composition of Death; Digiorgio shines in this song with his amazing bass solo followed by Masvidal’s touching solo (which is my personal favorite of the whole album ) , and the whole song has this atmospheric touch in it which makes it even more interesting.

“Flattening of Emotions”: starts with drum intro that fades out from the black, and then automatically sets the listener into “stand by “mode to prepare him/her for a brutal encounter with DEATH!

“Vacant Planets” is an epic song with great creative solos, banging technical parts , and well a very catchy destructive song. Great lyrics on this one!

“Together as one” is a classic Death song , lovely song with great shifts, real life lyrics , awesome brutality with a passion which is only present with Death , and Chuck!

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  • Patrick

    Another Masterpiece 🙂
    Not a single ‘normal’ song on any Death album , and this one signaled the start of something new and brilliant.
    Great review 😉

  • Maurice

    Thumbs up, great review.
    Death is an Epic band (:

  • admin

    and Patrick is the 5th wonder 😀 great review

  • KiT0

    oufffff best article for now i like it !!! RIP Chuck…. mni7a pat kaffe heik !

  • SerJ

    Death – Human (1993) – by Nareg Khorozian <— whos this guy ?!

  • Patrick

    The article’s writer is Nareg .
    Epic band for sure 🙂

    Serj plz comment on the article itself, nevermind who write it. I approved of it and we did announce that people could present their own articles to LebMetal.

  • Nareg Khorozian

    hehe thank you guyz
    im glad u like it 🙂

  • Nareg hadjian

    Wooow Dango gr8 article!! a5u manyuke man !

  • SerJ

    patrick i was jst askin whos the guy … and now … Nareg Khorozian <— respect 3al article 🙂 ma khass … armenian 😛

  • Nareg Khorozian

    I think there is a typing mistake..
    Human was recorded on 1991
    and not on 1993..

  • elie ma7fouz

    this album is simply not human

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