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Burning Human Resurrection Through Fire

01. Throes Of Dementia 02. Tormented Mind 03. As Good As Dead 04. Chemical Experimentation 05. Guilty Of Insanity 06. The Final Conception 07. Self-inflicted Crucifixion 08. Mass Murder 09. Imminent Demise 10. Resurrection Through Fire
2009 MNRK Music Group
Our score 6


2009 has been a big year for E1 Entertainment, formerly know as Koch World Music. The label has built quite an impressive roster of artists, signing some of the bigger names in the metal underground right now; Burning Human joins a roster including the likes of High on Fire, Satyricon and Hatebreed. Unlike their labelmates, however, Burning Human is a relatively unknown group (besides drummer Jason Bittner, of Shadows Fall noteriety). Hailing from New York, the group plays death metal that pays tribute to the sounds of the late 90's, the same style that was being churned out of their hometown in that era. In fact, Burning Human has been around in some incarnation since at least then, forced onto the back burner as Jason Bittner's other band became his main focus. After years of inactivity, Burning Human decided to regroup and drop an album that essentially has been in the back of their heads for more than a decade. Most of their fans were teased with songs released on demos or compilations, as this is the band's first proper full-length. The album oozes mid'90s death metal, drawing influences from Suffocation, Immolation and even the mighty Incantation for the basis of its nearly 40 minute duration. The riffs are heavily groove-oriented and rarely get into the ferocious blasting that we hear in more modern DM acts. Instead, Burning Human try to keep things in a pocket of groove. Once in a while a riff or part pops up that recalls the late 80's and early 90's hardcore movement, but these elements are brief and used only to add some flavor to the band's sound. The vocals are probably the best thing about Burning Human. Jonah Randaelli is superb with his delivery. Meanwhile, the drums are spot on and I was surprised that Bittner could keep up with this level of brutality. On the other hand, though competent, the guitar riffs of J. Sunkes and bass playing of Jay VanDervoort seem a bit generic when compared to the quality output of the other two members of the band. The riffing simply lacks that creative spark that would have elevated this album to the next level. Bottom Line: Burning Human know how to write quality death metal songs in the vein of their predecessors and erstwhile peers. However, in this day and age most fans of extreme music might be looking for something a little more revolutionary and abrasive.


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Drifter_ 7/14/2009 10:38:07 PM

first first first pirst

yasaf_ 7/14/2009 11:25:39 PM

What a gayy f*cking band name. Delete.

shit nigs_ 7/15/2009 12:37:23 AM

Boring Poomen AMIRITE ?? LOLZ

thereapersson_ 7/15/2009 6:42:19 AM


cantfakethepunk_ 7/15/2009 10:21:34 AM

this band loves to suck c-ck, like me!

Godfather_ 7/15/2009 12:26:13 PM

"level of brutality" He was in Stigmata you slow pothead freak.

end your faggot life_ 7/16/2009 2:56:22 AM

This reviewer is a mentally reterded gay. Worst review ever.

fight me_ 7/18/2009 1:27:53 PM

Jason Bittner is a f*cking penominal drummer, asswipe. That aside, you could have summed up this review much easier by simply stating that this album blows.

bensy_ 7/20/2009 6:32:27 AM

reviewer should definitely put down the pipe. This could have been written much better. I do agree with the general ideas though, as I have hometown love for BH, but this record is unfortunately mediocre due to predictable riffing. Jonah kills it tho!

Jamey Human_ 10/6/2009 6:04:52 PM

You f*cking shithead. You don't know the first thing about death metal; we put a lot of time and effort into this CD, and it's one of the heaviest releases of the year. We better not catch you around at any shows, because if my crew sees you, you'll wish you never got out of bed that day. Oh, and to everyone who actually CARES about this record, listen up! Thanks to everybody who bought it already but for those who have not been able to find it, try TARGET, yes TARGET is stocking it for ONLY $6.