Only Inhuman

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Only Inhuman
Only Inhuman.jpg
Studio album by Sonic Syndicate
Released May 18, 2007
Recorded Black Lounge Studios in Avesta, Sweden
Genre Melodic death metal, metalcore
Length 42:17
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Jonas Kjellgren
Sonic Syndicate chronology
Eden Fire
(2005)
Only Inhuman
(2007)
Love and Other Disasters
(2008)
Alternative covers
Japanese cover
Japanese cover
Singles from Only Inhuman
  1. "Denied"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Enclave"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10 stars link
Metal Hammer 9/10 stars[citation needed]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Lords of Metal 8.5/10 stars link
Metalstorm 9/10 stars link
Sea of Tranquility 3.5/4 stars link

Only Inhuman is the second studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band Sonic Syndicate. Released May 18, 2007 in Europe and on May 22, 2007 in North America. It's also the first album the band released through their new label, Nuclear Blast as well as the first to feature vocalist Roland Johansson and drummer John Bengtsson as full-time members.

The album was produced by Jonas Kjellgren, one of the guitar players of the Swedish melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry. A limited edition of the album features a bonus track, entitled "Freelancer", while the Japanese edition contains "My Soul In #000000". The album ranked number 22 on the Swedish charts after one week of sales.[1]

Only Inhuman was re-released in North America on May 6, 2008. The re-release, dubbed "Only Inhuman Tour Edition" includes a bonus DVD containing the videos for the songs "Denied" and "Enclave" as well as a photography section and a live performance of the band, filmed in Cologne, Germany on June 21, 2007.

Only Inhuman is sometimes thought to be the band's debut album since their actual debut album, Eden Fire, includes only rerecorded demo songs from their previous released demos while the band still was called Fallen Angels. (Except the first three songs "Jailbreak", "Enhance My Nightmare" and "History Repeats Itself".)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Aftermath" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 4:11
2. "Blue Eyed Fiend" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:52
3. "Psychic Suicide" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:50
4. "Double Agent 616" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:54
5. "Enclave" Richard Sjunnesson Roland Johansson, Robin Sjunnesson 4:08
6. "Denied" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:51
7. "Callous" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:49
8. "Only Inhuman" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 4:12
9. "All About Us" (t.A.T.u. cover) The Veronicas Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander (arranged by Roger Sjunnesson) 2:47
10. "Unknown Entity" Richard Sjunnesson, Niklas Fagerström Roger Sjunnesson, Niklas Fagerström 3:55
11. "Flashback" Richard Sjunnesson Roger Sjunnesson 3:41

Bonus tracks[edit]

Tour edition[edit]

The tour edition features the original Only Inhuman album (with Limited Edit bonus track "Freelancer") and a DVD with live performance of the band in Cologne, Germany(from. WDR Rockpalast). There was also a reissue of the Tour Edition which had different artwork but did not include the live DVD. The live-DVD can also rarely be bought separate from the album. The separated DVD version has the same cover as the Tour Edition, only retitled to Live Inhuman (which is the original name of the tour-DVD). The "Live Inhuman" version is a rare Nuclear Blast exclusive release.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Country Position
Sweden 22[3]

Personnel[edit]

Sonic Syndicate
  • Richard Sjunnesson – harsh vocals
  • Roland Johansson – vocals
  • Roger Sjunnesson – guitars & electronics
  • Robin Sjunnesson – guitars
  • Karin Axelsson – bass guitar
  • John Bengtsson – drums & percussion
Production
  • Jonas Kjellgren – producer/mixer/master/engineer
  • Christian Silver – co-producer (drums only)
  • Torsten Bürgin – artwork
  • Sabine Hauptmann – artwork
  • Solile Siirtola – photography
  • Patric Ullaeus – director (Denied and Enclave)

References[edit]

  1. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET – SONIC SYNDICATE: 'Only Inhuman' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 22
  2. ^ "Live Inhuman (DVD) : Sonic Syndicate – Spirit of Metal Webzine (en)". Spirit-of-metal.com. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung (2007-05-24). "Sonic Syndicate – Only Inhuman". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04.