Hypocrisy are back with an album that rivals "The Fourth Dimension" in it's greatness and the quality of song writing is amazing to say the least. Peter, Michael and Horgh deliver an album of mature, atmospheric and thought provoking Death Metal that evokes gooseflesh and rapture from the off, play this album and swoon in rapturous ecstasy!!! The lyrics are still about our little grey friends from outer space but there is a N.W.O. twist that is menacing and frighteningly apt due to all the conspiracy theories that are all over the internet. There is a new burst of speed and heaviness in this new batch of songs that harkens back to earlier glory days and it is more than welcome. There are hues and textures from "Osculum Obscenum" and fast paced melodies from "The Final Chapter" era of the band. There are also some Black Metal influences worn on the sleeve of this incredible piece of art which are obviously from Horgh's dark and blackened soul and Hypocrisy's stint as The Abyss and their two Black Metal gems. The packaging is a triumph as it includes a gatefold digipack cover and an A3 fold out poster with the complete album song lyrics on the reverse side. This version has an exclusive bonus track "Living Dead" which is as good as the other tracks on this CD. When you listen to this Masterpiece you will know why Hypocrisy have survived this long. Anyone who lives for Death Metal or Hypocrisy will absolutely adore this amazing album!!! You can buy it without any fear of being disappointed in the slightest!!!
Wow! I must say that this album is one of their greatest releases. I kept listening to this with Taste of Extreme Divinity and Osculum on repeat. Highlights for me Hell is Where I Stay, Tales of Thy Spineless, The Return, 44 Double Zero and the title track. Heck all songs are awesome. Buy this album now!
The album ticks all the right boxes for me. The first track - title track - is a work of brilliance. It is really classic Hypocrisy, somewhere between Abducted, Hypocrisy and A Taste Of Extreme Divinity. What this album made me realise is how few death metal bands still make this type of Swedish death metal. It seems to ba all about technical playing nowadays, faster, harder, lower. This puts the songwriting back into it without getting over-complicated, which I feel makes the album more enjoyable.