Artist: The Human Abstract
Label: Hopeless Records
Release Date: August 22, 2006
Bands are always trying to perfect their ability to mimicry the sounds and essence of other bands, that potentially have more success in the music industry. Spend an entire day listening to bands and youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll begin to notice that half of them are simply conjoined twins at the chest. One heartbeat, one soul, one existence. They are attached, identical, and they share one thing in common: they want to find the quickest way into the mainstream without having one ounce of creativeness flowing through their carbon copied veins. There comes a time when a band emerges from the womb that isnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t conjoined to anyone else; one band with enough creative masterpiece to fuel the country of India.
The Human Abstract hails from California and they are a sculptorÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s glorious creation in the midst of a stream of artificial musicianship. With their latest release Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”NocturneÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, The Human Abstract showcases exactly what they are capable of and what their fans can expect from them. This band consists of a wide range of genres and clearly create music without any limitations. Every song on this record consists of elements of progressive rock, pop, European metal, acoustic, and everything else imaginable. The heavy segments are brutal and the melodic choruses are catchy. Each song transforms you into a soldier going into a medieval battle against a nation filled with angst. Each song is filled with enough drive and intensity to motivate you, fuel you, and bring yourself to a reflection of the self. The songs serve as individuals. Each one emitting an aura with their own essence and theme, giving the listener a chance to feel a wide range of emotions while listening to Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”NocturneÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? as a whole.
The instruments are preformed with excellence, as if the band members were born with their given instrument strapped to their chest in conception. The guitars will leave you in a state of amazement with the overall sounds feeling like an illusion, something surreal. The drums are pounding loudly and echoing into each ear, leaving you with a sense of pride. Some of the most admiring aspects of this record are the acoustic guitar and classical interlude, which happens to give you a chance to lay back, relax, and reflect.
The Human Abstract have created an epic record that will leave you satisfied with the fact that finally, a band makes a record that flows against the current. During the coarse of 50 minutes, the record will strap you down with a blindfold across your eyes, carry you over the shoulder of a seven foot tall warrior, and place you on top of the highest cliff. From there, the blindfold will be removed and as you look down, you will see one of the most epic battles emerging from every angle. As the savages tear themselves apart, you hear a distinct sound echoing in the air. With each swing of the sword, a guitar riff. With each pull of the arrow, the pounding of the drums. With each body collapsing, the intensity of the vocals relapsing. As the glorious revolution continues throughout nightfall, you can only hear one sound playing in the sky: The Human AbstractÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”NocturneÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?.
2. Self Portraits Of The Instincts
4. Crossing The Rubicon
5. Sotto Voce
6. Mea Culpa
7. Channel Detritus
8. Movement From Discord
10. Echelons To Molotovs
12. Vela, Together We Await The Storm