December 15, 2010

"Ordaining the Apocalypse" now available for pre-order!

Pre-orders for our debut full length "Ordaining the Apocalypse" are available for purchase at Amazon.com! If you are interested in a copy, you can click here!!!

Official due date: January 18, 2011. We will be having a corresponding CD release show to accommodate the official release, more details to come soon. A few reviews for Ordaining the Apocalypse can be found below by reading or clicking the link.

Review by LOST IN CHAOS

For Me, there is something that attracted the attention when you first listen to the band's work from New York. New Comer of the form in 2008 by 2 Member whose name we know in the band Brutal Animal Killing People, vocalist and guitarist Eston Browne and Ammo Diaz, who then invites Drummer talented and Wild, Edward Bednarek from Rogyapa and Psyphoria band, with the name of Humanity Falls which was taken from a philosopher named Erich Fromm and one of the songs owned Immolation entitled "Failures For Gods" which the lyrics read "Their lies will from Lull the chaos / While humanity falls around Them / Impoverished, in droves they'll grovel / In confusion and fear They Flourish ", the band is carrying the concept of Brutal Death Metal In The fast-paced vein Cryptopsy, Discordance Axis, Gorguts, Immolation, Pig Destroyer until they Pair the composition of Evil and Fast. The most interesting is, if the Material on this Recording album was not much using digital manipulation technique that is now 100% for Making Perfect Music!, but the difference with this band that still perform Humane without the polish with the technology, so it may be Raw The concept, this recording sounds like the record in Live Track course:), but it was guitarist and vocalist of this band have featured characters are far different from the previous band, this may be a process of forming their new saturation Humanity Brutal Falls to play with more Wild! stage performance this band is pretty famous band can play together Krallice, Gigan, Misery Index, Blasphemer, Malebolgia, Malevolent Creation and many more. in the open with the song "No Room for Ingenuity" became the first wild Tracks played with super fast tempo is a bit reminiscent to the style Crytopsy, a more steady performance they show off here. Ultra Fast as fuck with Chaotical Depression! Drummer Edward Bednarek stamina does provide a space of freedom for him to play the technical skills and real. 9 Track An Imminent Castotrophe Amongst Humanity at play within a duration of 31:15 minutes, which are all fast paced and kill! comes with a cover by artist Jeroen van Valkenburg who previously worked on the band's famous cover Immortal, Stalaggh, October Tide, etc helped decorate the main artwork of this release. Maybe for those who want to feel the onslaught of deadly Cryptopsy that created more Chaotic again? gave time for you to listen to this release.

Review by MINACIOUS WEBZINE

This is the debut full-length from this US. Death Metal trio, it contains 9 tracks of brutal, grinding, violent, sick, abrasive Death Metal madness. The songs are fast, really fast, the riffs are sick, technical, brutal and harsh at the same time, the vocals are deep, growled screams and the drumming is just pure excellence, perfect for this kind of twisted music. With this music there is no compromise, there is no quarter given it is just 31 minutes of blasting ear violence. Maybe not for all into Death Metal, but definitely for those that enjoys the more technical and grinding side of Death Metal.

Review by ILLUSIONS WEBZINE

"Ordaining the Apocalypse" by New York's experimental death metal slash grindcore band Humanity Falls is definitely an interesting review for me that's for sure. That isn't meant in a bad way at all just to be clear. Experimental death metal slash grindcore pretty much sums it all up in a nut shell too. You will be able to tell this right off the bat with their opening track "No Room for Ingenuity". Total insanity and chaos runs rampant. Controlled chaos? Controlled insanity? Possibly. One thing is for sure though and that is that drummer Ed Bednarek and guitarist Ammo Diaz both go nuts. Supersonic, bordering human, grinding drum work by Bednarek not only throughout this opening track but throughout the whole album. Throw in some extremely fast drum fills and some jazzy beats to that mix while you're at it. Ammo's guitar work is flat out nuts. Eerie sounding chords and chord progressions, finger tap and slides, pick slides, brutal deathgrind riffs, pretty much anything you can think of as long as it involves his fingers to take up every inch of the fretboard. And let's not forget about Eston Browne's (Animals Killing People) vocals. Eston has some pretty sick gutturals sounding like they're coming from the pits of Hell for the most part. However, he will also stab you in the back of the neck with some blood curdling demented screams with vocal patterns that go very well with the craziness going on around him. That craziness does, however, take a break in the form of their seventh track "At the Temple of Everlasting Condemnation" which is a clean electric guitar instrumental. This track has some odd stuff in it and almost acts as one of those relaxation tapes with the various sounds and effects which lasts for three minutes and forty one seconds. Just when you are about to drift off to sleepyville though, track eight and title track "Ordaining the Apocalypse" starts off in somewhat the same way as the instrumental. Kind of quiet and mellow for a couple seconds and the BAM! A swift kick in the nuts to wake you back up to the insanity. The production of this release is somewhat raw but it works well. I think I would've liked to have heard Eston's vocals a little bit more though. If you like a couple cups of chaose with your cereal in the morning I suggest checking these guys out. I personally would love to see their live set in person. I bet it's a blast.

Review by MINDFUL OF METAL

The word “experimental” makes me flinch when used to describe music. I'm not usually partial to any deliberate re-engineering of the metal genome. Humanity Falls, however, have cooked up a compelling transgenic beast of an album.

So what is the experiment here precisely? Take the unhinged rhythmic essence of Discordance Axis, splice in some slap happy Gorguts DNA, some chop suey Suffocation brutality and add a bit of otherworldly Immolation anti-melody. Lastly, inject some absurd Larry LaLonde guitar madness and see where it takes us. If this doesn't sound appealing to you on paper, you should stop reading right now.

Before I skip off on an ecstatic exegesis of Ordaining The Apocalypse, you've got to know that this is a self-produced affair. The mix on the album is raw but ultimately comfortable and punchy. I wouldn't mind if the guitar was a bit further in the forefront, but the organic recording draws out a genuine vitality that might otherwise be squashed.

Any exploration of the Discordance Axis aesthetic would be DOA without some righteous drumming. Edward Bednarek definitely has what it takes. He's got a lock on that unrestrained, whip-crack Dave Witte vibe, overflowing with lightning fast fills. Although Ordaining The Apocalypse has a loose, click-track be damned soul, the drumming here sounds nothing short of amazing to my unprofessional ears.

Most of the experimental spirit on Ordaining The Apocalypse is expressed through the guitar work of Ammo Diaz. “No Room For Ingenuity” kicks off the album with slip n' slide Gorguts riffs spliced onto a grind corpse. Absolutely incredible, tight grinding death metal riffage frequently unfurls into free-form noise before coiling back around the taut drumming. Strange melodies seesaw over raging blast beats to create a pleasantly unsettling atmosphere.

Eston Browne's guttural roar bears an uncanny resemblance to Frank Mullen in his prime. His voice lends a more brutal air to the proceedings, emanating menace and madness. Floating on top of jack hammer drumming and inhuman riffage, Eston's insane screams churn up a perfect storm of rage. The subtle lyrics deal with persecution, madness, occasional savage violence and unsurprisingly, the apocalypse. An anti-religious sentiment is also enjoyably prevalent. As you can surmise, the subject matter runs more towards the band's death metal heritage, which is fine with me.

Crushing riffage and insane drumming are at the core of this chromosomal curiosity, but some of the best moments on Ordaining The Apocalypse are also the strangest. There are times when the curious riffs make me think distinctly of Primus (minus the bass, of course). “Denounced Manifestation” features a wide open back end where Edward Bednarek lets loose some absurd, freewheeling drum patterns while Ammo saut├ęs some frizzle fry magic. It's superlative. “At The Temple of Everlasting Condemnation” is a tremendous clean guitar instrumental that could have come from the hands of either Gustavo Santaolalla or Trey Azagthoth. The echoing cathedral consonance is a perfect break in the album's brutality.

Ordaining The Apocalypse is an engaging experiment in unrestrained discordance, but constituted of a surprising cohesion. There's a solid sensibility couched in the adventurous nature of these songs that I appreciate. I've been enjoying this album a hell of a lot; many imaginary citrus fruits have met their demise during my listening sessions. I can't help but wonder how Humanity Falls would sound with a full studio treatment. Would a “clean” and vigorous production suck the life out of these tunes? I'm not sure, but I'd love to hear it. This band has tremendous potential, and they kill live.


And just for show-and-tell, here's another not so nice review.

Review by THE METAL CRYPT

"Experimental metal"... 9 times out of 10 it's pretty much just another term for shit. I'm all for progressive structures, technicality, hell I can stomach my fair share of blasturbation, and even grind. However this is where I draw the line. Take some Gorguts ala Obscura, add some grind, blasturbation, and some almost Primus style guitar work and you have the sound of Ordaining the Apocalypse.

Yes, this is utterly puke-worthy. An almost migraine inducing wreck of an album that any self-respecting fan of heavy metal should steer clear of. To be fair this is barely even music, the drummer basically just blasts his way through adding random fills, which are admittedly good – there's no denying his talent. The guitarist just plays over the top with jangling discordant guitar work and whenever he fancies it, plays the odd riff which when he does aren't too bad either. As for the singer, his vocals aren't horrible by any stretch but are unspectacular, it feels like he just screams whenever he fancies it. The production gives off a very loose feel to it, which really makes this sound like a couple of guys fucking about in their basement trying to piss the neighbors off.

Well, that's all I really have to say about Ordaining the Apocalypse. The only real redeeming factor as far as I'm concerned is the artwork which is really cool but doesn't really fit the feel of the music. This is one for the super trendy brutal kids, who will no doubt proclaim these guys as visionaries. Well they aren't, this is just a bunch of dudes pissing about. In the album's just under 34 minute run time, I'd say there are collectively 5 or 6 minutes of good music which are the actual death metal parts. As for the rest? It sucks.

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