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Death Angel – Humanicide (Review)

Death Angel To Release New Album Humanicide in May

Artist: Death Angel
Album: Humanicide
Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: May 31, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron



If the new Death Angel album Humanicide was your opponent in a boxing match, you’d be pummelled into unconsciousness before you even knew what happened.  This an exceptional dark, brutal outing that demands to be heard.  Aggressive doesn’t even begin to cover the tone of this album. Death Angel goes straight for the kill with the opening song and title track ‘Humanicide”.  If this isn’t a modern day thrash metal masterpiece I don’t know what would be.

This album is all the proof you’ll ever need to prove that metal is alive and well.  I absolutely love this album!  With standout tracks like “I Came For Blood”, the intensity of “Alive And Screaming” and possibly my favorite ‘The Pack”.  If “The Pack” doesn’t get your blood pumping then you’re probably fucking dead!  Not since the first three Metallica albums have I heard a thrash album with this level of intensity and pure balls-to-the-wall ferocity.  I review a lot of albums every year, but this one of the rare times that I lack the words to describe how great this album truly is.  If you’re searching for the metal album of the year, you can stop….your search is over.

Once again Mark Osegueda brings incredible lyrical delivery with powerful vocal performances.  And Rob Cavestany is just off the fucking hook with these riffs and incendiary solos.  The rhythm section is so synchronized and incredibly heavy that its power will shake your very foundation.  Every track on Humanicide is a top-notch song.  Sure, I have my favorites, but there’s absolutely no filler here.  If you only take my advice on one album this year, go out and buy this one. Death Angel’s Humanicide is as close to a perfect metal album as you’re likely to ever hear!


Track Listing:

Humanicide 5:42
Divine Defector 3:24
Aggressor 5:11
I Came For Blood 3:12
Immortal Behated 6:09
Alive And Screaming 3:36
The Pack 3:33
Ghost Of Me 4:34
Revelation Song 5:34
Of Rats And Men 4:08
The Day I Walked Away (Bonus Track) 3:29


Band Members:

Mark Osegueda
Rob Cavestany
Ted Aguilar
Will Carroll
Damien Sisson

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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