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#1
Havent found a thread on them (yet, if there is one my bad)
I personally think they are fantastically good songwriters and musicians. post how you feel about them here
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#3
I like them a lot. I saw them with ATR. They were awesome. I've known about them since before they were signed. Their old singer was a lot better than that sh*ty guy they have now. I can't stand his whinny vocals. The instrument factor is amazing though. They could lighten up on the sweeps, Nocturne gets old after hearing the same arpeggios every song. I love the riffage in it. Anyways, good band.
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#4
Currently, they're one of my favorite bands.

The singer blows though ..

But Aj, man he is an amazing guitarist
#5
Quote by Tim Remains
Currently, they're one of my favorite bands.

The singer blows though ..

But Aj, man he is an amazing guitarist

Yeah, I like that one arp he sweeps in that one song. And then the same one he does in the other song. Oh, and the same arp in track three, and four, and five. Six, too.
Man.
Love that arp.
#6
Quote by MustangMan311
Yeah, I like that one arp he sweeps in that one song. And then the same one he does in the other song. Oh, and the same arp in track three, and four, and five. Six, too.
Man.
Love that arp.





You got to admit though, they are talented as ****, even if he does use the same arps every song. They are excellent composers. And at least they are somewhat original in their style, unlike most bands these days.
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#7
Quote by Black Maiden

You got to admit though, they are talented as ****, even if he does use the same arps every song. They are excellent composers. And at least they are somewhat original in their style, unlike most bands these days.

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#8
Gotta say I like them, but i think that I would love them if they had different vocals.
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#9
they are all really good musicians but i find their songs are lacking in something not quite sure what it is. I dont mind the vocalist, i havent heard any of their tracks featuring the old guy but id be interested to compare them.
#10
i really like Nathan's Vocals. although to be fair i havent heard any of their old stuff. I saw the live with ATR and i was immediatley impresses. does any one know where i can get the tabs for Polaris. i cant find them anywhere.
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#11
i dont like them and I dont think theyre good musicians.
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#12
yeah i like one song...they really just sound like avenged sevenfold except with a better guitarist...and yes, that is a bad thing
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the scream is so powerfull. my balls started two steppin.
#13
Never got into them because their music sounds a bit forced.
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#14
^thats what i thought when i first got the CD. they played a short set at the ATR show(like 2 ****in songs) so i didnt really get a good dose of what they had to offer. the CD didnt impress me much at first but now its a constant fixture in my car, and is always playing on my ipod.
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#15
Awesome band. As for the singers, I like the old singer's scream over the new singer, but overall I think the new singer is better for the band. I think the fact that he sings over a lot of the riffs rather than screams makes them a more diverse metalcore band. The guitar work is amazing though, I love the song Mea Culpa.
#16
Quote by Gomorrah
Never got into them because their music sounds a bit forced.


nail on the head
#17
I've been looking for a thread on this band, yeah, their riffs are pretty much exactly the same from song to song, but those riffs are amazing. I think those riffs are what you'd hear while you are being sucked into a black hole.

I learned to play the intro to vela, together we await the storm, and then gave up on the rest.
#18
Harbringer and Desiderata/Vela, Together We Await the Storm are the only songs that catch my interest.

The band obviously has talent. They're just a little too generic sounding right now. I like their overall sound. It's like... Protest the Hero almost, with more of... maybe a death metal feel?
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#20
I think with time to grow for their next album, it could be really sick. I think right now they are caught up in their chops, but that happens to a lot of people. Look at Marty Friedman in his Cacophony days. Wanker, reusing a lot of ideas. Gilbert in Racer X? Hell, he was 19, on covers of mags 4 years earlier, why wouldn't he wank a few out? Franz Liszt wrote psycho shred in his younger days, and then later ended up basically making a statement against such music with his compositions. I'm hoping for the guys in Human Abstract to do the same. I dig the band, I think the vocals really do fit the music, and I really hope that they mature as musicians in the next year or so and release something with a bit more sophistication to it.
#21
I saw them live, and they are flat out amazing. Both guitarists just sit there and do dual sweeping leads right on que..its nuts. I wont be suprised when they make it big, and everyone wants to go see them. They are the future of technique metal
#22
Quote by Pure Toxin
I saw them live, and they are flat out amazing. Both guitarists just sit there and do dual sweeping leads right on que..its nuts. I wont be suprised when they make it big, and everyone wants to go see them. They are the future of technique metal

Quote by MustangMan311
Yeah, I like that one arp he sweeps in that one song. And then the same one he does in the other song. Oh, and the same arp in track three, and four, and five. Six, too.
Man.
Love that arp.

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#23
I really get annoyed when people just come on here to bag on stuff people like, the fact is The human abstracts lead guitarist has only been playing for five years, and dean there rythymn has only been playin for 10. I met them and they are real down to earth, they actually talk to you instead of just smiling and taking pictures. They are a talented band and there isnt really anyone like them that ive heard of yet which gives them a unique sound. And they def. dont play the same arpeggio over and over, and even if they did who cares as long as it sounds good.
#25
holy crap these guys are so friggin good. ive seen them live twice, and they blew me away both times. i actually met the singer at warped tour and we got to hang out for about 5-10 minutes, hes a really cool nice guy. then i got the whole band to sign a bandana....awesome.
#26
As a guitarist I respect their ability.
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#27
****ing awesome live at the warped tour. I talked to Dean and got all of them to sign my shirt and CD. That was a really good day lol
#28
Quote by troyponce
I think with time to grow for their next album, it could be really sick. I think right now they are caught up in their chops, but that happens to a lot of people.
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I'm hoping for the guys in Human Abstract to do the same. I dig the band, I think the vocals really do fit the music, and I really hope that they mature as musicians in the next year or so and release something with a bit more sophistication to it.

I couldn't agree more. I think they've got the ability to write and play some amazing stuff, but it sounds like they limited themselves creatively on Nocturne. I would really love to get a new album from them in months to come and be blown away.
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#30
I like them
They get flamed for the arps but the acoustic interludes are catchy as hell.
#31
I've got "Corssing The Rubicon". Good guitaring, but the vocals can get slightly annoying. Reminds me of a poorer early A7X.
#32
I saw one of their music videos the other day and I was annoyed by the singer, he looks like a queer and does weird hand gestures with the microphone.
#33
I think every aspect of the band is amazing. Finally something new in the metalcore scene. Everyone in the band is extremely talented. The bassist is VERY overlooked. He does some complex **** back there. I think the singer suits the band very well. I met Dean and Nathan at warped and they were two of the nicest band members Ive met.
#34
Quote by saxaxe
I think every aspect of the band is amazing. Finally something new in the metalcore scene. Everyone in the band is extremely talented. The bassist is VERY overlooked. He does some complex **** back there. I think the singer suits the band very well. I met Dean and Nathan at warped and they were two of the nicest band members Ive met.



That is very true, when i saw them live the bassist was going NUTS and doing some very hard stuff while rockin out. But since im a guitarist i watched them more than anything, the only person i didnt watch was the drummer, he is kinda hidden in the back..but still very talented band i agree.
#35
Quote by saxaxe
I think every aspect of the band is amazing. Finally something new in the metalcore scene. Everyone in the band is extremely talented. The bassist is VERY overlooked. He does some complex **** back there. I think the singer suits the band very well. I met Dean and Nathan at warped and they were two of the nicest band members Ive met.

**** their bassist. Tapping random **** just makes you stand out. It doesn't mean you're good.
#36
Quote by MustangMan311
**** their bassist. Tapping random **** just makes you stand out. It doesn't mean you're good.

Yea, cuz you can do half the shit he does.
#38
Quote by MustangMan311
Even if I could,


This band is a ****ing joke.

Ok so the tapping and stuff he does, you'll admit that its very good technique and that it makes him stand out, and that its fairly original...now, I'm a little curious...what does make someone good?
#39
lets be honest....the guitars are good, but they are too similar in every song. as obviouslt almost everyone agrees. the vocals suck too.
but the bassist is so cool. very experimental.
also, on a negative note, the drums are way over done.
#40
I'm surprised at how much hate there is for this band. Even if their songs do sound similar (which I don't really think they do, but whatever) they are still miles better than the majority of metalcore bands you hear today. I'd rather hear the same arpeggio over and over again than chugga chug chug over and over again. Metalcore needs more bands like this.

I can understand how someone wouldn't like the vocals though. I don't mind them.