Thrash veterans Death Angel have returned with another blistering album of energetic thrash metal anthems.
Death Angel play their thrash metal in the style of the late 80s/early 90s, as you might expect of a band of their stature and origins. This means that traditional song structures and hooks are prioritised, as are ripping riffs, storming solos, and catchy choruses. It’s a simple, timeless formula that can nonetheless easily fall flat if you don’t have the songwriting skills to fully take advantage of it. Death Angel firmly know what they’re doing, however, and Humanicide hits the spot way more than it doesn’t.
Some added frills, (acoustic guitars, piano), add extra texture, but basically this is a classic thrash metal album unleashed by a skilled band in 2019 for our listening pleasure. Get ready the thrash out like a maniac, as Humanicide shows why Death Angel are at the top of the game at the moment.
I enjoyed this more than I expected to, and I heartily recommend it for any old-school thrash metal fan.