Coffin Rites - Human Erase - Reviewed By BlackenedDeathMetalZine! Tuesday August 31 2021, 9:09 PM
Coffin Rites - Human Erase - Reviewed By BlackenedDeathMetalZine!

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Coffin  Rites  are  a  band  from  Minneapolis,  Minnesota  that  plays  a  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Human  Erase"  which  was  released  by  FTWNU2  Records.

  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  old  school  style.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats.

  Elements  of  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  but  modern  at  the  same  time  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  album.

  A  couple  of  later  songs  are  also   brief  classical  guitar  instrumentals  but  keeping  the  main  focus  on  a  more  heavy  and  brutal  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  human  psyche  themes.

  In   my  opinion  Coffin  Rites  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Buried  In  Blood"  "Mask  Of  Sanity"  and  "Human  Erase".  8  out  of  10. - BlackenedDeathMetalZine

Release Date: September 10, 2021

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Minnesota black/death gravediggers Coffin Rites originally formed in 2017, releasing an album as Coffinrot before changing their name. While Retribution Divine is still representative of Coffin Rites, their new album Human Erase is the first official album under the new moniker. Decibel Magazine is psyched to offer an exclusive listen before the album’s release so you can sink your fangs into one of the year’s most crazed black/death records.

From the incendiary shred of opener “Buried in Blood,” Human Erase boasts frantic and frenzied energy. Even slower-paced tracks that rely more on ominous mood-building (“Cryogenic Awakening”) erupt with bursts of hellfire. The melodic riff-work of “Heart of Darkness” lures listeners into one of the album’s fastest blasts. Human Erase is rife with intriguing tone shifts; “The Night Speaks” could be an acoustic interlude on a classic Tiamat record. “Last Nail in the Coffin” relishes its death ‘n’ roll groove. The closing title track is the most diverse, blending hardcore and post-punk influences to the band’s scorched foundation. The recording and mixing by guitarist Will Maravelas gives the album a cutting sound that differentiates the snarls and growls from vocalist Drew Blood and gives the bass room to breathe. The legendary Dan Swanö mastered the record, sharpening each serrated note. This record is black/death for purists and hardcore kids alike. It has mood, menace, and a barrage of riffs like a doomsday air strike.

“Human Erase is a dark dive into the human psyche in which humanity either thrives or dies from our actions or inaction with each other and the surrounding world,” the band explains. “Each song is it’s own story told through the songwriting from the group as a whole, and the lyrical creations of vocalist Drew Blood.” - Decibel Magazine

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