Humanitas Error Est are a band from Germany that plays a very heavy and aggressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Human Pathomorphism" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records, Black Plague Records and Abstruse Eerie Radiance.
Dark sounding synths along with some militant beats start off the album as well as a brief spoken word part before going into a very fast, heavy and raw black metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of brutal blast beats and after awhile grim and high pitched screams make their presence known on the recording.
Melodies can be heard in the music at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the album also goes for the more modern and aggressive approach to black metal while still being rooted in the 90's style of the genre and the vocals also get deep at times.
When guitar leads are utilized they bring in more of a dark and melodic atmosphere to the songs as synths also make a return briefly while they are done in more of a dark and sinister fashion as well as never being utilized as a lead instruments and the main focus remains more on a heavy and aggressive musical direction and spoken word samples are also brought back on a few songs.
Humanitas Error Est plays a style of black metal that is very raw and aggressive and also updates the style for modern days as well as demonstrating a great amount of talent and skill as musicians, the production sounds very dark yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in a mixture of German and English and cover Satanism, Anti Christianity, Death and Sadomasochism themes.
In my opinion Humanitas Error Est are a very great sounding fast, heavy and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pain Feeder" "Raping Religions" "One Piece Human" and "Skinning Alive". 8 out of 10.