Label: Deformeathing Production- DP/019CD
Released: 02 September 2014
Style: Death metal/grindcore
Human Cargo typifies the modern brand of high-energy, zero-memorability deathgrind that bands like Mumakil have been churning out for the past decade. This is exactly what you’d expect from the genre: chuggy piledriver riffing, fragmentary tremolo bursts, and demented diaphragm vomit that sounds like the mentally disturbed younger brother of Aborted‘s Sven de Caluwé. It’s all raw and intense, but that means little when the blunt bashing never develops into anything interesting and the vocals never waver from their frantic staccato gurgling. Naming tracks is almost pointless – you could hit shuffle after opener “Junkie” and would never know if you’re listening to these 14 songs in the right order were it not for the occasional pointless samples. Recommended if you like Napalm Death, Misery Index, Brutal Truth, Exhumed, Nasum, Pig Destroyer, Cephalic Carnage, Aborted.