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Album Review

Ever wonder what the emo kid equivalent to Rush is? The debut album by progressive-minded post-hardcore act the Human Abstract is a pretty good approximation. Time will tell if Nocturne will age as poorly as the Canadian power trio's blend of flashy drum solos, irritating vocal tics and Ayn Rand-inspired lyrics has, but there's a very similar sense of self-importance to this album. Even in a style known for po-faced lyrical pretension, Nathan Ells' lyrics are an impressively bombastic and meaningless parade of half-formed allusions to mythology and classical literature mingled with doomy mopery. Vocally, the band is a bit more interesting, alternating a standard-issue sore-throat growl with clean vocals that shade into a theatrical, glammy delivery that occasionally ventures up into an unexpected Russell Mael falsetto. Similarly, the arrangements add blasts of showboating high-speed, high-register guitar twiddles and circus-tune synthesizers to fundamentally ordinary post-hardcore tunes, suggesting a more restless creative spirit than is usual for the style. Allowing their proggy tendencies fuller flower would potentially limit the band's audience among the Myspace demographic, but it would certainly make the Human Abstract a far more interesting band.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

When a band takes its name from one of the metaphysical British poet William Blake's most allegorical and impenetrable poems, it clearly isn't taking the easy route to fame and fortune. In keeping with their titular inspiration, the Human Abstract favor a brainy, progressive take on contemporary metal and hardcore that looks beyond the usual cars-and-girls themes. Guitarist Dean Herrera and guitarist and keyboardist A.J. Minette formed the Human Abstract in 2004, adding bassist Kenny Arehart, drummer...
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