Exhibit B: The Human Condition is the ninth studio album by thrash metal band Exodus. The album picks up after The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A, continuing with long, epic songs (averaging around 6 minutes) with darker themes centered around war, death, society, politics and religion. It was released on 7 May 2010 in Europe and was released on 18 May 2010 in the United States. It debuted at number 114 on the Billboard 200. Additionally, Exhibit B was Exodus' first studio album since 1989's Fabulous Disaster not to feature a lineup change from the preceding album. It sold over 4,600 copies in its first week of release in the U.S.
Gary Holt has said about what the band was looking to capture art-wise:
"We wanted to portray the violence of man at its finest, so we started with our own version of the Leonardo da Vinci sketch of Vitruvian Man, but done the ‘EXODUS’ way! I was pointed in the direction of Colin Larks of Rainsong Design for the cover and he killed it! To me, the artwork represents man and his affinity for bloodshed, ignorance, and all-around ability to be led like sheep to the slaughter. The image fits the songs on this record perfectly. The whole layout is going to be as sick as the record itself!"
The album displays a variety of lyrical themes, but is almost entirely focused on dark and depressing topics. Government is a recurring theme with "Downfall" describing the fall of major world governments through war and recession, and "March of the Sycophants" describing the hypocrisy of Christian conservatives. Some songs focus on tragic events such as the Nanking Massacre in "Nanking" and the killings carried out by Leonard Lake and Charles Ng in "The Ballad of Leonard and Charles".