The band play their Death Metal with a nod to Death and a Thrash Metal edge.
The songs are capable of following a good riff to see where it goes and giving it the time to develop and breathe. This sometimes lends the band a pseudo-Progressive edge, (again, akin to Death), and makes their songs all the more enjoyable for it.
For the most part Shards of Humanity’s songs are fast, precise and technically proficient, although they have an ear for a slower riff when the song calls for it.
They give me the impression that these songs have undergone a lot of changes in their history; not due to poor songwriting but due to natural development as there is an exploratory feeling to them.
The tracks feel like they would have been lovingly followed through to their logical conclusions by the band who would have wanted to see where they went to and what would become of them.
Solos are played well and the performance levels all around are good.
The recording is raw and sharp, recalling the Old-School but with more bite.
The vocals are savage, rough barks that are more than capable of competing with the music.
Overall, an enjoyable release. You could do a lot worse than look up this band.