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Release date: 22 October 1991
Style: Progressive death metal

Rating:

8.9 | 1083 votes

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Disc I
01. Flattening Of Emotions
02. Suicide Machine
03. Together As One
04. Secret Face
05. Lack Of Comprehension
06. See Through Dreams
07. Cosmic Sea
08. Vacant Planets
09. God Of Thunder [Kiss cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [2011 re-release bonus]
Human - Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
01. Flattening Of Emotions
02. Suicide Machine
03. Together As One
04. Secret Face
05. Secret Face - Part 2
06. Lack Of Comprehension
07. Felt Good [studio snippet]
08. See Through Dreams
09. See Through Dreams - Part 2
10. Vacant Planets
11. Cosmic Sea
12. Cosmic Sea - Part 2
13. God Of Thunder [Kiss cover]
Human Demos - March 25, 1991
14. Flattening Of Emotion [demo]
15. Lack of Comprehension [demo]
16. Suicide Machine [demo]
17. Together As One [demo]
18. See Through Dreams [demo]
19. Secret Face [instrumental version] [demo]
20. Vacant Planets [instrumental version] [demo]

Top 20 albums of 1991: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 75

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner - vocals, guitars
Paul Masvidal - guitars
Steve DiGiorgio - bass
Sean Reinert - drums

Session musicians
Skott Carino - bass


Additional info
Produced by Scott Burns and Chuck Schuldiner.
Recorded and originally mixed by Scott Burns at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Remixed January of 2011 by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, Florida.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Artwork by René Miville.
Photos by Tim Hubbard.
Art direction by Dave Bett.
Layout by Jacob Speis.

Guest review by
Yanko

Rating:
10
There it is the turning point in the career of Death. The most controversial album of the all - is it death metal, or is it thrash metal. Many people claim it is true death metal, but the only way they would convince me is play me the album, recorded on a low-fi MC, which has been re-recorded numerous times.

However, I call it thrash, because Chuck has never quite been a death metal vocalist, after all nobody calls Sepultura's "Chaos A.D." death metal, despite Max Cavalera's very convincing throat. One thing is sure, though, this is a back to the roots album with many of death metal's ingredients present on two or three songs, but not more. It is heavy, slow at moments and very metal. This is true metal in fact. The deep, thick sound is there and if it weren't for the fast and extremely technical performance of this inexhaustible source of guitar inspiration, flowing like a stream into his music and into the hearts, minds and souls of many musicians and fans for the coming times.

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published 15.09.2003 | Comments (21)

Guest review by
Apothecary

Rating:
10
Human is one of only a handful of albums in the history of heavy metal that fundamentally altered the genre's future in ways possibly not even entirely imaginable. It's difficult to describe in words the exact impact this incredible slab of 90s death metal had, but I'll do my best.

Human can be taken as the mark in Death's career where the songwriting and overall composition really started to become more evolved, so to speak. Up until this point, Death had more or less been within the same style as a lot of early death metal bands (Obituary, Possessed, Morbid Angel, etc), albeit with the vocals being a tad less guttural. But Chuck, always a dedicated and talented musician prone to musical progression, then took it upon himself to bring in similar musicians who shared his virtuosity to accomplish the next step in his musical journey. Said musicians were Sean Reinert on drums and Paul Masvidal on guitar (both of future Cynic fame), as well as the almighty Steve DiGiorgio on bass. Armed with a new and highly talented lineup, Chuck set about writing the now-legendary Human.

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published 28.03.2012 | Comments (7)

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albinoman - 25.06.2011 at 10:47  
  Lol 666 votes
Synodeathmetal - 26.06.2011 at 04:01  
  The first time i ever heard Death was when Individual Thought Patterns was released. I was overwhelmed with what was coming out of my speakers back then. Since then i bought every album they've released. Including Human. Over the years and after a lot of listening to all there albums, Human is my all time favorite. The songs, the musicianship, the atmosphere it has it all for me. This album is still spinning its rounds in my stereo and it will keep on doing for a long time.
Beastofmetal456 - 28.06.2011 at 16:30  
  Very good! Technical, complex stuff...
@gent_-_orange - 13.12.2011 at 04:18  
Rating: 8 This is a good album with some nice musicianship and song writing but I didn't like the more progressive direction the band was going in. I just prefer the earlier stuff.
Angelic Storm - 13.12.2011 at 07:54  
Rating: 8 I've always found this album to be a little bit overrated. The album that came after this one was far superior IMO.
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 20:52  
  Chuck was not a Human to compose that master piece!
Apothecary - 27.03.2012 at 23:37  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 13.12.2011 at 07:54

I've always found this album to be a little bit overrated. The album that came after this one was far superior IMO.

Agreed, but Human still laid the groundwork for Death's more technical experimentation, and for that I think it deserves most (if not all) of the ass-kissing it gets.
Angelic Storm - 27.03.2012 at 23:44  
Rating: 8
Written by Apothecary on 27.03.2012 at 23:37
Agreed, but Human still laid the groundwork for Death's more technical experimentation, and for that I think it deserves most (if not all) of the ass-kissing it gets.


Yep, I'd agree with that. It's a fine album (if slightly overrated), and definitely a groundbreaking one for Death.
Apothecary - 27.03.2012 at 23:59  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 27.03.2012 at 23:44

Written by Apothecary on 27.03.2012 at 23:37
Agreed, but Human still laid the groundwork for Death's more technical experimentation, and for that I think it deserves most (if not all) of the ass-kissing it gets.


Yep, I'd agree with that. It's a fine album (if slightly overrated), and definitely a groundbreaking one for Death.

And by the way, I just wrote a review to replace that other guy's pretty crappy one calling it thrash metal, so that should be up soon
musicalkaratekid - 09.07.2012 at 15:28  
Rating: 10 What a transition Death made from 'Spiritual Healing' to this. It is short, but short enough to grasp every bit of musical excellence on offer here.
Illog1cal - 21.11.2012 at 22:04  
  I enjoy this album the most out of Death's discography because it still keeps most of catchy style they had on the previous albums yet also pushes the envelope more by introducing some technical guitar work (aside from solos) that brightens the songs up a little. This is also the best lineup Death had out of all the album lineups, Sean Reinert especially deserves a mention.
Lit. - 31.03.2013 at 20:31  
  My favorite Death album. I love Cosmic Sea.
NocturnalStalker - 28.09.2013 at 17:33  
Rating: 9 This is the record that made me fall in love with death metal. Need I tell anything more?
-Behnam- - 11.08.2014 at 17:33  
Rating: 10 Lack Of Comprehension ...
the first song that i cover .... step by step .... i feeling every note with my fingers and my mind
I recommend Anyone who can play the guitar cover this amazing song

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