“Idle Hands breathes an insatiable urgency, sustained by the sewing machine tom blasts from drummer Steven Parnell and the bouncy grooves of guitarists Tom Pratt and Callum West.”
WORDS BY ALI GRICE
FEATURED PHOTO BY JOSH WAGNER
With a name like Human Hell, you’d expect nothing short of an all out assault on the senses. The title alone conjures up images of abundant forests burning down as mushroom clouds form on the barren horizon. Somehow Human Hell have distilled this into their catastrophic sound. With aptly titled first single Misery and new release Idle Hands, their symphony of mayhem is punctuated only by calamitous drum fills and neatly timed harmonics.
Deathcore five-piece Human Hell are here to pummel your senses into submission and redefines your perception of pain. Idle Hands breathes an insatiable urgency, sustained by the sewing machine tom blasts from drummer Steven Parnell and the bouncy grooves of guitarists Tom Pratt and Callum West. Speaking to Tom he informed us “Human Hell is now and is our best representation of us and our creative efforts.” Essentially a supergroup of London’s angriest faces. Sign me up.
The harrowing growls from Evan Lebell echo Vincent Bennett (Acacia Strain) in sheer depth, but have their own element of frenzy and fear. Without a doubt the final 30 second passage of the track takes this track to another level altogether. I don’t recall the last time I heard I such an enchanting solo over such a filthy riff. It’s verging on unfair to pack so much talent into such a small sentence.
The entire track reminds me of a Currents meets old school Thy Art Is Murder hybrid. They possess the youthful vigour of a fresh faced band whilst honouring their deathcore roots. With only two singles to their name, these lads have laid the groundwork for a very bright future.
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Code Orange | Void Of Vision | Currents