Disease Named Humanity is an eight track album of a very well done and performed technical black/death metal. Paimonia go straight to the point and the listener is immediately involved by their music. The intricate riffs and the wealth of solutions and arrangements indicate a high level of technical competence. B.V. shows a good command of the solo technique, even though his solos do not always have the right grip. Paimonia also know how to create atmosphere, especially when using dissonance, which is their hallmark, as in “Ruined Form Catharsis” and “Depth Within Nothingness Called Life”. The latter in particular contains a section with morbid violins backed by a drum crescendo. Weaknesses are the singing, which sounds a little dull, the sound of the guitars, which would need to be more personal and powerful, and the closing instrumental track “Opus VII (Through the Endless Phantasmagoria)”, which I find boring and out of place. The strong points are a professional approach, a very good production, the high technical competence of both musicians, and above all they have a lot of good riffs in the barrel.
The lyrics depict a state of decay of mankind, as evidenced by the title itself of the album. Disease, hatred, ruins, are recurring concepts; in “As Scourge Plague This World Apart” men are explicitly defined as illness.
Disease Named Humanity also features guest appearances of important musicians such as Paolo Bruno of Thy Light and Dagoth of Ortagos, which attests to the good level of the band; it is a good album from a band that is worth following even if a better sound would help.
Paimonia is a spelling variant of Paimon, one of the Kings of Hell, more obedient to Lucifer than other kings are. Disease Named Humanity was first released as MC through Exalted Woe Records (USA) in December 2013, limited to 100 copies, and then as CD through Humanity's Plague Productions (USA) in February 2014, limited to 1000 copies.
1. As Plague Scourge This World Apart
2. Contagion Through Aeons
3. Ruined Form Catharsis
4. Depth Within Nothingness Called Life
5. Resurgence of Malice
6. Funeral of Decaying World
7. Opus VII (Through the Endless Phantasmagoria)
B.V. - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
N.P.V. - Drums