Review: Humanity’s Last Breath – Abyssal 9.5

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  • Humanity’s Last Breath
  • Abyssal
  • Death metal/Deathcore
  • Sweden
  • 2nd August, 2019
  • 9.5/10

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This album came out of nowhere and slapped me across the face. Prior to this being released, I had never even heard this band before. But over the past week or so since it came out, I’ve been listening to it nonstop and it has quickly skyrocketed to the top of my favorite albums from this year so far. I can’t see anything else topping it as the unexpected favorite of this year for me.

But serious, why did no one tell me what i was missing by not checking this band out sooner? This album is near flawless. It’s so fucking heavy, it punches you in the gut and immediately kicks you in the face and then keeps going. The drums and bass are heavy and the low end makes up a lot of why this album shines. The guitar tone has a sort of black metal inflection to it that works extremely well with everything else going on. The vocals are otherworldly on this thing too. They are all over the place, they’re layered and varied perfectly. Their vocalist is really something special.

The cover art is by Adrian Baxter who has a much sought-after style in the metal community. – Carcassbomb

I love the tempo of this album as well. While I do love some good double bass drum work, I can get worn out from too many blast beats. But this album doesn’t suffer from that at all for me. It has blast beats but also slow chugging parts and it’s all balanced really well. There is also a great use of eerie atmospheric sounds throughout the album that I’m absolutely crazy for. They aren’t overdone or heavily prevalent but they add to the creepy/dark feeling of the record. You never get bored or bogged down while listening to this album. It’s incredible from start to finish.

9.5

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