Hidden History of the Human Race

Blood Incantation - Hidden History of the Human Race
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #1 / 640
User Score
Based on 383 ratings
2019 Ratings: #50
Liked by 5 people
November 22, 2019 / Release Date
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Dark Descent / Label
Death Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

Hidden History of the Human Race is an irrefutable classic, dispelling any doubt that Blood Incantation are one of this generation’s leading death metal acts.

100
Metal Sucks

Blood Incantation take a big step up from the lauded Starspawn on Hidden History of the Human Race. The songs take more surprising turns, the production sounds better, the performances feel tighter.

100
The Line of Best Fit

Hidden History of the Human Race isn’t just one of the best death metal albums of the year, it’s one of the best metal albums of the entire decade.

100
Metal Injection

Hidden History of the Human Race is probably the finest offering of death metal for the year. There is not a single wasted or uninspired moment. Blood Incantation has outdone themselves in every regard.

90
Exclaim!

Hidden History has a vibe, like something old and undiscovered. It's the riffs, the all-analogue recording process, everything. You breathe the atmosphere of this record when you listen to it. That's why you'll return to it again and again.

83
Pitchfork
At every point, you hear a band going somewhere new, hurtling towards a forever-receding spot in the consciousness.
80
Kerrang!
Mad? Yes, but Blood Incantation have created a contender for death metal album of the year here.
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
60
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
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
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
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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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Added on: October 9, 2019