Sunday, August 28, 2011

Humans - Demo 2011

The wife is taking a much needed nap before we go out for our anniversary; time to slip in a quick post on this Sunday morning.

Humans hail from Adelaide in southern Australia, a city I've always known more for its punk (bands like Standard Union and the Jerks), but they put forth a good hardcore offering- melodic hardcore that is giving me strong Final Fight vibes (especially from the era of the split with Lifelong Tragedy).

I know this style only continued to get bigger and bigger over the last 3-5 years and newer bands like Defeater have taken some of those elements along with bands like Modern Life is War (circa Witness) and really forged some fresh ground; while this demo doesn't necessarily break any ground, it gives me a lot of excitement to hear new  things from this band. All of the songs here (4 of them) clock in at or after the 3 1/2 minute mark, but don't drag on. Mid-paced hardcore with those guitars that make you think a movie is starting as the song opens; dark clouds rolling in, some guy walking down the streets as the opening credits start.

Give it a spin, even if you don't like it, it's not likely to be something you hate.

DOWNLOAD: Humans - "Demo 2011"

Humans Myspace Page

I'm not sure where I acquired this from, but when searching for info. about them I found the demo cover at the Auscore Blog, which also has the demo posted. Give them a look as well.

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