Indonesian metallic hardcore act Huminoid unleashed brand new single ‘Imprisoned’ with a killer lyric video streaming below. The band was formed in 2017 influenced hugely by bands like Code Orange, Harms Way, Vein, Sanction, etc, and their debut demo was quickly picked up by the following labels Paperwings Records, Moshpit Records, and United Stance Records.
In regards to the lyrical content of this song, “’Imprisoned’ is about the action of a police officer in our country, with his power and evil mind letting his lust take over and assaulting an innocent girl including putting the girl in jail for no reason. That really fucks me up when I first read about it, such inhumanity,” guitarist and songwriter Matthias explained.
The track delivers brutalizing sound and takes root in late 90s metalcore sound with the addition of sampling and noise textures amidst pulverizing mosh parts and slamming breakdowns. Reminiscent of acts like Disembodied, Turmoil, Adamantium to nu-metal tangents and grooves of Chimaira. The band’s new direction did not stray away from their previous hard-hitting fuse of electronics, industrial, and metallic hardcore energy to playing around down-tuned plodding death riffs and soaring panic chords. The band also showcases some new tricks by adding melodic metalcore influenced two-step part in the middle of the song, and lastly, the roaring ‘Fuck your badge/Fuck your mind/Lit the fire/Burn in hell’ chants would totally be a crowd-pleaser sing-along moment in a live setting. The track also features Brandon Hilton from Makassar hardcore act Wajib Militer on guest vocals and contributed to the lyrics as well.