INTEGRITY "Humanity is the Devil: 20th Anniversary Edition" CD
Humanity is the Devil, by INTEGRITY, has long been regarded as the album that completely turned both hardcore and metal on its head. Originally released in 1995, the recording initially sent a mammoth shockwave through the underground, as the band had crafted a proprietary sound wherein metal and hardcore had simply not been fused before. Phrases like “metallic hardcore” and “metalcore” came into prominence within the popular lexicon only after everyone heard what INTEGRITY was doing on this album in particular. Further, singer Dwid Hellion’s foray into much darker, psychological depths lyrically served to raise the bar and open the floodgates for countless others to break away from the trappings of traditional hardcore and metal fodder. To describe Humanity is the Devil as seminal both in the band’s career and the metallic hardcore genre on the whole would only serve to yield a “yeah, no shit” out of anyone who lived through it at the time.
To celebrate the enduring impact and power of the album, Magic Bullet Records and Organized Crime have teamed up with the band to issue a special 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster version of the album. Painstakingly mixed by Joel Grind (under guidance from guitarist Aaron Melnick and vocalist Dwid Hellion) and mastered by his Audiosiege partner Brad Boatwright, the 2015 treatment of this epic recording do the album even more sonic justice and fidelity than was remotely possible in 1995. The result is an even wilder and somehow more visceral experience from start to finish, an album that still stands head and shoulders above anything else.
Available October 30, 2015, Humanity is the Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster features an updated treatment of Pushead’s iconic album cover, a new painting from visual artist Josh Bayer, complete lyrics from Hellion, an updated narration from Hellion himself on the album’s final track, and much more.
01. Vocal Test
03. Psychological Warfare
04. Trapped Under Silence
05. Abraxas Annihilation
06. Jagged Visions of My True Destiny
07. Narration (Dwid Hellion Version)