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Inhuman: The New NightmareThe New Nightmare (2003)
A-F Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Sometimes I have to sit and wonder what bands are thinking when they ok their album covers. The cover of this album looks like the poster for some failed slasher flick. Now, since I got this one to review I had the luxury of ignoring this and getting straight to the music, but if someone saw this .
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Sometimes I have to sit and wonder what bands are thinking when they ok their album covers. The cover of this album looks like the poster for some failed slasher flick. Now, since I got this one to review I had the luxury of ignoring this and getting straight to the music, but if someone saw this in a store I can't imagine them saying "wow, what a cool album cover, I'll check this band out." All petty complaints aside, this is a solid album.

As you may have guessed from the aforementioned cover art, the album title, the band name, etc. this release generally has a dark feel to it. This feel is only furthered by the few sound bites thrown in here and there. The mix of hardcore and punk with a dash of metal generally keeps this one on the harsher side of the spectrum, but there is one exception to this rule. The third track, "Killing Me" is a straight up melodic punk song with little or no hints of what the rest of the album contains. This song caught me completely off guard, but do I like to see a band switch things up a bit. I think the band would do well to include more variety in future releases, as they've shown they can switch styles with ease.

Aside from that, this album maintains an almost NYHC vibe the whole way through. This band was honed its style since its inception in 1995, but there is still plenty of room for progression here. When a band is able to play multiple styles well they should take advantage of it and showcase it as often as possible. That being said, I still enjoy this album and hope to hear more from this band in the future. Fans of aggressive, dark, hardcore should take note, if you haven't heard this band yet you might want to give them a listen.

Killing Me MP3

 


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Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

i don't get it.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

Married women are collaborators

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

"If you live in the NYC are, Inhuman is playing Saturday Sept 20th @ The Pyramid Club"

Oh.........not fair. I have to go to my friend's bridal shower...yup, to paraphrase the great SCREECHING WEASEL, "my friends are getting married"...
-Janelle

Anonymous (September 18, 2003)

Thanks for the positive feedback!
If you live in the NYC are, Inhuman is playing Saturday Sept 20th @ The Pyramid Club 101 Ave A w/ Friendly Fire, At A Loss and more. ONLY $5!
Check out www.inhumanlegion.com
for more info.

Stay sick

Mike Inhuman
Brooklyn NY
Inhumannyc@yahoo.com

skankin_in_the_pit (September 16, 2003)

I've noticed that almost all of forty's reviews are bands that I haven't heard and the review always makes me wanna check them out. I guess that means you write good reviews.

inagreendase (September 16, 2003)

i didn't know wussemorock liked inhuman...thanks for the tip-off

besides, wasn't kevin11 filling the void?

Anonymous (September 16, 2003)

greendase: you're becoming the new wuss emo rock (or the new eddie, since eddie has sold out and gone indie vest dude on us)

inagreendase (September 16, 2003)

...and they rip shit up live. This score is for ripping shit up live.

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