"0" is the debut EP release from ALMOST HUMAN, an amazingly talented Metal band
hailing from Switzerland. These guys have been around since the 90's, but then faded
away and reemerged back in 2010. Their music would simply be placed in the Metal
genre, but they mix in a lot of different styles of the genre. They blend together elements
of Thrash, Death, Progressive, Traditional and some slight Industrial Metal. I could see
these guys touring the globe with some really bug heavy weights in the Metal community.
The majority of their sound has a very intricate and melodic Modern Metal style to it.
They will keep injecting fast paced and very aggressive parts through out. The more
Modern Metal parts would be the foundation of their sound that they build upon. The
grittier and more low ended stuff is where the Death Metal takes over, especially in the
drum work. The guitars tend to hold the Thrash / Death Metal elements. The vocalist,
Benjamin Pluss is where I hear the most variety. His vocals will go from mid ranged and
melodic Metal, cleaner more Modern Metal vocals, then he takes it down to a more harsh
throaty Thrash Metal style and then hits you with low Death Metal growls and screams. I
loved this band from the moment I heard them. There are a bunch of bands out there with
the name ALMOST HUMAN, so make sure you get the right one when checking these
guys out. I you were to combine IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEVIL
DRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ARCH ENEMY, DARK
TRANQUILITY, LINKIN PARK & SOILWORK, just with more atmospheric /
Industrial type Progressive influences. ALMOST HUMAN is a band that deserves to be
more well known around the world then they are. How could you go wrong with the
above comparisons? Get this album now!!!
- Reviewed by Burt Wolf