AOTY 2019

Hidden History of the Human Race

Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #1 / 605
User Score
Based on 218 ratings
2019 Ratings: #15
November 22, 2019 / Release Date
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Dark Descent / Label
Death Metal / Genres
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Inglume
86
FIRE!

Blood Incantation's latest studio album is an incredibly technical, densely cryptic, nearly-intergalactic death metal experience into the world of the unknown, a sci-fi concept that'll sure leave engaged listeners with goosebumps without having to sacrifice its alluring atmospheres, energetic instrumentation and existential undertones. Truly one of the most enthralling albums of the year!

This album may be best described as a portal transporting mankind into an alien wasteland. Ever ... read more
knewnie
63
if you listen to hidden history of the human race and pen pineapple apple pen at the same time it feels like the world is collapsing
Plats
93
Definitely one of the most creative metal records I've heard this year, "Hidden History of the Human Race" is a technically impressive, sonically brilliant and beautifully-written set of existential death metal tracks with an enveloping sci-fi concept.

Fav Tracks: The Giza Power Plant, Awakening from the Dream of Existence to the Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul), Inner Paths to Outer

Least Fav Track: I dunno

Score:
9.3
Outstanding
WhatTheFunk
85
The Alien Wasteland Calls To Me.

If you are a Death Metal fan, you must have heard of Blood Incantation. With their debut album "Starspawn", this Denver-based band have imposed their style with epileptic blast beats and hypnotic tapping, creating a merciless cosmic atmosphere. Tortuous, wild, and yet so epic and groovy, the band has managed to get everyone to agree in the Death Metal world. The quartet says they do "Mind Bending and Cosmic Death Metal", understand by that, ... read more
RakkSmells
89
I don't think I've found a death metal album that keeps me fully engaged like this the entire time, especially when there's an 18 minute track on it. But then again, I haven't heard much death metal. This thing is easily my favourite metal album of the year, it's creative, it's quite progressive for a death metal album, the riffs are great and the overall sound has this very sci-fi feel to it and I really love it. It just sounds otherworldly. And for a death metal album it's also quite... ... read more
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Track List

  1. Slave Species of the Gods
  2. The Giza Power Plant
  3. Inner Paths (to Outer Space)
  4. Awakening From the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul)
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