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Humanfly: A God Among InsectsA God Among Insects (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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This is it: my new desert island album. Well, only if I was stuck there for just a short while. With eight songs rounding out in less than twenty minutes, Humanfly have managed to produce what I consider to be the best short seizure I've ever had. A God Among Insects is a fierce blast of intense.
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This is it: my new desert island album. Well, only if I was stuck there for just a short while.

With eight songs rounding out in less than twenty minutes, Humanfly have managed to produce what I consider to be the best short seizure I've ever had. A God Among Insects is a fierce blast of intense, complex hardcore/metalcore that's over far too soon. With most songs' lyrics not running any longer than a run-on sentence, Humanfly manages to escape with no more than a few seconds of weak moments.

The band's music is technical, but not to the point that it's imposible to dance to. Lead singer John Sutcliffe's sets the mood by switching seamlessly between screams and singing, adding in the occasional "oh yeah," and "whoo." The vocals are really what stand out on the album, but unfortunately, they are at many times too quiet and hard to hear under the instruments.

The album's closing track, "Seperate the Maggots," stands out amongst the rest, if only because it takes up over 20% of the running time. The anti-corporate music anthem is a perfect closer that will leave you reaching for the play button to hear the album all over again.

The album is not perfect, however. Some seemingly out of place, mellower singing moves in for a few minutes from time to time, and the anti-capitalist speech on "Cum to My Techno Party," if only brief, feels out of place.

I'll eventually get sick of this album, but right now, it's exactly what I want to hear. Also, the small size of the CD makes it unplayable in most stereos. Despite that, if I was stuck on a desert island for the next few weeks, this is all I'd need.

Well, maybe some extra batteries.

 

 
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pornforears (February 7, 2011)

This is now available as a FREE download so feel free to judge for yourselves: http://humanfly-a-god-among-insects.bandcamp.com/

Hope you enjoy it!

miff (June 21, 2007)

my friend in a metalcore band claims his band is a matel and hardcore band so i said wouldnt you call yourself metalcore and he said no metalcore is more like megadeath...
oh how i laughed
anywho theyre pretty good if you like that sort of thing theyre called ATT

elephantdwarf (June 19, 2007)

regardless of what year this was written in, i still cringe at the term "metalcore"

Anonymous (June 19, 2007)

Woah, this one has been in the line for a while. Keep in mind I wrote this in 2004 when you read the word "metalcore."

elephantdwarf (June 19, 2007)

metalcore is never ever a good thing to be labeled.

Anonymous (June 19, 2007)

Metalcore is good if the name of your band is "Protest the Hero." I'll try this one out.

elephantdwarf (June 19, 2007)

i read the word metalcore and stopped reading.

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