Metal Church Human Factor 1991 Epic Records
Melkor | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember seeing and hearing this album my friend owned at a tennis center where we both worked back in the 1991. This album and the album's cover with Metal Church laying in between candles is totally awesome and one of my favorites as well. All songs on here are great. My favorites include Human Factor,Date with Poverty,In Due Time,and Agent Green. The song Agent Green what I believe is about the young soldiers who fought during the Vietnam War. Hence the name Agent Orange. This song Agent Green is incredible with the nice building intro. Probably the weakest song on Human Factor and it is pretty tough to decided is Fight Song. Fight Song is still a great song though almost punkish like. This albums' release suffered during this greatly remembered time period (love the '90's). Alternative rock...aka grunge was making the biggest impact in music at the time and who could not forget about Metallica's self title album having the crown in sales and recognition. Though Metallica's self titled album was released in the later part of '91 it still had an effect on Metal Church and some many other rock/metal bands during '91-'93. This album is well worth owning and it is highly recommended from a great band named Metal Church."
Underrated trash metal band
Damiano ZAPPI | MC ALLEN , TEXAS | 03/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why bands like metal church and albums like this, were not as famous as metallica, during the '80 metal, the best era for this kind of music ? nobody knows the answer. no one will never know. who knows why ? big questions ? time did not tell us why, and never will. It is a shame that albums like this were not famous, because many people should have known this album. they would have loved, like I did. This is one of the best thrash metal album of the '80s, I'd say. And I don't understand yet, why just a few people liked it. well, everybody has the right to like anything. but here, in this album, every song is like a fist in your face, but also with melody. it can be strange, but it is true. song by song, this album is a masterpiece. I can not explain what I feel everytime i listen to this album, but I can explain what I was doing while I was listening to it, for the very first time : headbanging, big time! Maybe it can be compared (almost) to "Master Of Puppets". If you are a '80 trash metal lover, you have to buy it. I have so many memories with this album, but what here it only counts is talent. And, for that, the guitarist, John Marshall, a few years later, was a Metallica rodie, checking all guitars for Kirk & James. But, besides this, this will make your head bang like a crazy chicken among foxes. The guitar riffs are heavy like stones, and their melodies will make you scream 'til your death. Not so many bands can mix heavy guitar riffs with very good melodies as good as these guys. One milestone of heavy metal, underrated but very , very, very, very good. Excellent!"