To go with the eye popping cover art above, inside Human Hive is skull grinding madness. Castle Freak unleash five tracks hell bent on destroying humanity and raising t dead to create their own undead army. With each passing minute more and more blood and viscera spills out of this release and Castle Freak revels in it. This effort is covered in entrails and excites the nostrils of any blood freak that is out there that can hear the necrotizing sounds of this release.
What you see on the cover is what you get inside, and what you get is just as gore filled and rotten as you would like your old school death to be. This EP is the follow up to Castle Freak’s release Still Rotting, and Human Hive is a great follow up to that release. Castle Freak is still rotting and still out for blood and that much is very apparent upon listening to Human Hive.
Castle Freak has a voracious appetite for gore and anything that is rotting or soon to be buried six feet under. With the old school sound and the gritty production, Castle Freak infests your mind with starving death metal worms that take control and have you hacking and slashing at nearly everything that just so happens to cross your path.
Human Hive is an essential sound track to a midnight ax murder. The five songs that make their appearance on this EP make you crave for a kill and set you in a murderous frenzy. Once this release is cranked to eleven and Castle Freak has taken over your mind and turned you into an ax wielding psychopath, you end up roaming the streets looking for your next victim.
Castle Freak provides you with cadaverous riffs, drums that shatter your skull, a bass that is buzzing and rumbling as though it is a chainsaw ripping you in two and vocals that are entirely disgusting as they transition between higher gravely vocals and lower blood curdling growls. Each aspect of this EP screams that it should be from the eighties when death metal reigned supreme, and really Castle Freak does a great job of bringing back a fresh old school sound.
Human Hive is a face ripping, flesh eating EP that any death head can get behind. This band and EP ooze death and upon listening so will you. Human Hive is a good headbanging, midnight slaughter of a good time and is meant for any death metal or metal fan in general.