START YOUR MORNING BY MAKING THIS DEAL WITH THE DEVIL: THE HUMAN ABSTRACT’S “FAUST”
Yes, I know that it was just yesterday that we told you that The Human Abstract would be releasing their new single, “Faust,” today. But now I feel the need to remind you.
The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was walk over to my computer, power up the ol’ iTunes, and purchase this song. Yes, I did that before my morning piss. That way, by the time I was done urinating, the song would be fully downloaded and waiting for me. And the slight discomfort I felt as I delayed the emptying of my bladder was totally worth it. I listened to the song five times in a row after downloading it. I’m sure I’ll listen to it many more times before the day is through. I fucking love it.
Every one of you who has e-mailed us some super-generic tech-metal band in the past few days, weeks, months, or years should please listen to this song to hear how this shit should really be done.
Every one of you who still doubts Travis Richter’s ability to successfully replace Nathan Ells should please listen to this song, too. Hell, I wasn’t too sure about the choice of Richter. But now I’m sitting here, happily scarfing down a bag of crow. It’s not often that I feel the need to apologize for something I wrote on MetalSucks, but I owe The Human Abstract an apology for second-guessing their choice, and I owe Richter a big, big apology for ever doubting him.
Everyone who missed guitarist A.J. Minette’s presence from Midheaven should please listen to this song as well.
Everyone who thinks that Andrew Tapley and Dean Herrera and Brett Powell and Henry Selva don’t fucking slay should also please listen to this song. Yeah, having Minette back in the fold clearly makes a big difference in THA’s sound and I think everyone is really, really happy he’s re-joined the band, but ALL of these guys are incredibly talented, and this song gives them all a chance to shine in some capacity or another.
And everyone who up ’til this point has been unfamiliar with The Human Abstract should also –you guessed it! — please listen to this song.
If the rest of Digital Veil is this good — and we have every reason to believe that it will be — than it’s going to be the next album we spend way, way too much time talking about. Our apologies in advance.