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Review: Déhà/Humanity Defiled - So Humanity Burns
Humanity Defiled
So Humanity Burns

Label: Back from the Grave Tapes
Year released: 2021
Duration: 34:41
Tracks: 7
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: February 17, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
So Humanity Burns

Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)

This is a really cool album-length split from two one-man Belgian death metal bands that I had never heard of despite them both having a few releases under their belt, especially Déhà.

This is one example of a split where the bands don't sound quite the same but nonetheless their songs fit well together on a same release.

Déhà is pretty old-school death metal with a little more emphasis on speed and some of it is very close to extreme raw and fast thrash, basically no-nonsense '90s death metal with a twist. Even the slower parts feel fast. Lots of cool thrashy riffage to get the air guitar a run for its money.

Humanity Defiled is also on the old school side of things, though a bit slower at times and there are some undeniable hardcore influences here, something that's usually a turn-off for me, but here I find it works really well. The last song is just over 10-minutes long and talks about being sexually abused as a child and it sets itself apart on this release.

The songs from both bands do not lack in sheer heaviness and there's enough variety all over to keep things interesting and maybe push you toward checking out their other stuff.

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