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DMC5 Subhuman

Subhuman is Dante's battle theme in Devil May Cry 5.[1]

Composition/Lyrics: Cody Matthew Johnson (formerly Eddie Hermida & Mark Heylmun)
Vocals: Michael Barr (ex-Volumes vocalist) (formerly Suicide Silence)

DevelopmentEdit

When the track was posted on the official Devil May Cry YouTube channel, it generally got negative feedback from fans, the music video went as far as get above 13 thousand dislikes before it was eventually deleted from the channel.

Soon after, the vocalist Eddie Hermida was accused of sexually manipulating a 17-year-old girl in 2017. Capcom was not aware of this until after the music track was recorded. A statement was released with the following:

"The music was recorded for the game before the incident came to light and we were unaware of the incident until now. However, as we are now aware of the current situation, Capcom has decided that moving forward, we will not further highlight the Dante battle theme for promotional purposes at this time. We are also currently evaluating what options are possible for the full game at this point, which is dependent on various factors such as resources."[2]
DMC5 Original Subhuman description

Original description for the song in Cody Matthew Johnson's website.

The second version of the song was recorded soon after this statement was released, replacing Eddie Hermida's vocals with Michael Barr's. The in-game credits were also updated to reflect the new recording.[3]

The thematic mismatch of the song and Dante have been noted by fans. An early endorsement said: "Subhuman (feat. Suicide Silence)" is the theme for the titular foul-mouthed protagonist and anti-hero of Dante for Devil May Cry 5, Capcom’s highly anticipated and long awaited sequel to their Devil May Cry franchise."
The description of "foul-mouthed protagonist and anti-hero of Dante" would better match the DmC rendition of the character.[4]

During the Devil May Cry 5 X Joysound collaboration, Devil Trigger, Subhuman, Crimson Cloud and Legacy could be selected as songs at Joysound karaokes in Japan.[5][6]

LyricsEdit

Verse 1
As I stare into the eye of the coming,
Apocalypse I see them reaching for my soul.
I cannot erupt, I must control,
I cannot erupt, I must explode!

Funny how the mind tries to sink me deeper, as the evil tries to turn me around.
I will not falter, shout at the devil, as I bury them six feet underground.
The hours trapped in windowpanes, as futile eyes peer deep
The hurt nests right in; haunting thoughts of this crumbling world

Chorus 1
You cannot kill me!
I am Omega!
You cannot kill me!
I am Subhuman!

You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I am Omega! (I must control),
You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I must explode!

Verse 2
I must not forget, that I have bled,
Felt no respect for the demons in my head.
Something saved me, put me out of my destiny,
And dropped me safely in this hell.

It seared right past me, the eyes are flashing,
As I call upon the dark gift to erupt.
With the devil on my back, and the demons right in front,
I slash through, aim sights, and settle up!

Chorus 2
You cannot kill me!
I am Omega!
You cannot kill me!
I am Subhuman!

You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I am Omega! (I must control),
You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I must explode!

Breakdown/Bridge
(Let me out!)
(Hellbound!) (x2)

I feel the devil in me,
(Let me out!)
We're coming right for you!
(Hellbound!) (x2)

Chorus 3
You cannot kill me!
I am Omega!
You cannot kill me!
I am Subhuman!

You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I am Omega! (I must control),
You cannot kill me! (I cannot erupt),
I must explode!
[7]

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