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Review: Master - The Human Machine
The Human Machine

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 45:53
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 1.5/5

Review online: August 3, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Human Machine

Rated 4/5 (80%) (22 Votes)

Master get a lot of cred for the fact that they have just kept slugging along since 1989, but I have never paid much attention to them. Everything I have heard of theirs has been extremely average, and this one only breaks that mold by being worse than that. Transcending Obscurity Records seem to be repressing their old stuff, like this one from 2010, and they really should not have bothered. All these songs sound the same, with the same happy, bouncy rhythms and simplistic, repetitive riffs. Speckmann has a standard, gargly voice that he apparently thinks is awesome because it is mixed way up front. He also has the annoying tendency to have his vocal lines just follow the riffs, so he provides no counterpoint or variation. The guitar sound is weak, the drums sound like cardboard boxes, the leads are embarrassing, and the whole thing goes on way too long. Avoid.

Additional Information

- 2022 reissue on Transcending Obscurity Records reviewed.

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