In Human Form are a band from Lowell, Massachusetts that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Opening Of The Eye By The Death Of The I".
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and after the intro the music starts going into more of a heavier and progressive direction along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
A touch of post black metal can be heard in the bands musical style along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with some tremolo picking that also gives the faster sections a more raw feeling.
Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of the tracks also mix in elements of jazz fusion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and their is also a couple of brief instrumental tracks as well as acoustic guitars also being utilized quite a bit in the songs and when synths are utilized they also give the music a more atmospheric edge.
In Human Form creates another recording t hat remains true to t he progressive style of black metal of previous releases while also adding in a touch of jazz fusion to take their sound to another level, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover abysmal, mystical and mysterious themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from In Human Form and if you are a fan of progressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "All Is Occulted By Swathes of Ego" and "Through An Obstructionist's Eye". 8 out of 10.