SHARDS OF HUMANITY – Fractured Frequencies (CD)
Memphis, Tennessee’s old school deathsters Shards of Humanity is sure to beat you to a bloody pulp with their rabid-sounding vocals, visceral guitars and drumming that’ll make your eardrums bleed dry. These guys are pretty good at what they play, even though what they’re writing and playing is nothing new, but is executed really well. Their music is the type that’ll hold your attention until it gets ready to knock your lights out, ha, ha.
Musically, it is nothing of the technical nature, but the power and rawness found in Shards Of Humanity’s music is contagious enough to make you raise your fists high and bang your head to the evil vibes these guys concoct with their music.
This is certainly death metal music with hints of thrash metal music in certain places, like their drum work has tons of thrash metal influences. The grotesque vocals come across as an insane mixture of early Pestilence meets early Death. And their guitars reminded a whole lot of Death’s “Leprosy” and Pestilence’s “Consuming Impulse” CDs with its dirty tone and indescribable distortion. Highly worth looking into if you’re a fan of the eighties to early nineties death metal. [Unspeakable Axe] Sarjoo Devani