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Review: Human Debris - Welcome to a World of Debris...
Human Debris
Welcome to a World of Debris...

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 22:58
Tracks: 5
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 18, 2011
Reviewed by: Larry Griffin
Readers Rating
Welcome to a World of Debris...

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)

I am not much of a fan of melodic death metal, but I am also never one to close myself off to any genre for good, and so with an open mind I went ahead and checked this out. Human Debris is more aggressive than In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, more in line with Arch Enemy than anything, but they really do have an original enough sound to distinguish themselves. This is heavy-assed, galloping stuff with a clear production job and a mix of harsh and clean vocals. The vocals are probably the weakest point, as they are pretty standard melodeath rasping – not bad, but I can't get into the style at all. The clean vocals are better, but even those are just kind of bland.

The riffs are where it's at on this, as these songs are all tight riff-workouts that chug along quite happily. I was surprised at how energetic and upbeat this was, as the band always sounded like they were ready to kick someone's ass hard. The problem is just that the songs aren't that catchy, and so the whole thing becomes a fun but ultimately substanceless exercise. These guys have potential, though, and with some better hooks they could really become a force to be reckoned with.

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