Release DetailsLABEL Malicious Intent Records
RELEASED ON 5/31/2005
Force Fed Flesh
The Human Virus
posted on 6/2005 By:
Force Fed Flesh are a chugging death metal band that miraculously found someone to release The Human Virus. Upon closer examination of the label's website, it appears that there are only two bands on their roster. So it's pretty obvious what's going on there at least, (friends or members of the band's label). Apart from that, I don't know a damn thing about the band, and I'm not motivated enough to dig up anything about them either.
Right from the start, I'm not too enthusiastic. The first track "Abomination" makes absolutely no sense in it's structure, going from part to part without even attempting to make a coherent transition. Sometimes moshy and sometimes blackened with some melody, but it's never very ear-pleasing. "Peel Back The Skin" shows improvement over the last song, but it's still nothing I'd listen to if I weren't reviewing it. I'll give them credit where credit's due — the thrashier part on "Ripped From The Womb" is fairly good, and there's a little bit of originality exhibited on "Post Mortem Rot Pile", which starts with a goofy jazz introduction and some background laughing in the studio. The real pinnacle of the song is when the main riff from "Eye of the Tiger" shows up. The production's certainly a little iffy, to boot. The snare sounds hollow and too loud, and the guitars are sort of muffled. Overall, the whole thing just sounds mundane and immature.
The Human Virus is a fledging attempt to assimilate a number of ideas into something solid. From that standpoint, it fails. However...well...there isn't a however. Don't waste your money on this. Something tells me that Force Fed Flesh isn't going to necessarily care about getting a negative review or two. And to think that for a moment, I missed doing reviews.
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