More Human Heart

Acumen Nation

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More Human Heart Review

by Jeremy Ulrey

Formerly known simply as Acumen, Acumen Nation have toned down the unchanneled rage characteristic of most industrial metal bands in favor of solid hooks and dance-friendly grooves. The staggered rhythm of "Unkind" makes way for the vulnerable musings of "The Funny Thing Is..." on a record that is, for all its multifaceted range, infused from beginning to end with infectious energy. More than anything, Acumen Nation sound like a great '80s metal band who have adapted their sound to the modern era, managing to make the transition with perfect grace and ease. More Human Heart will appeal to fans of Judas Priest as well as Gravity Kills, and fans of mainstream industrial music may be surprised upon hearing this album that they haven't been exposed to the band before.

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