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HYPOCRISY: ‘End Of Disclosure’ Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for “End Of Disclosure”, the title track of the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, can be seen below. Due in Europe on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren at his Abyss Studio in Sweden. The artwork was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER).

A listening party for the new album took place on January 12 at Abyss Studios. A four-minute video clip shot at the event, featuring the first impressions of the international press, can be seen below.

“This time, I wanted to go back to the basics,” says Peter. “[I] felt like we lost it for the last couple of albums. It’s straight to the point. It’s more HYPOCRISY than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic. Enjoy!”

“End Of Disclosure” track listing:

01. End Of Disclosure
02. Tales Of Thy Spineless
03. The Eye
04. United We Fall
05. 44 Double Zero
06. Hell Is Where I Stay
07. Soldier Of Fortune
08. When Death Calls
09. The Return

HYPOCRISY‘s latest DVD/CD, “Hell Over Sofia – 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”, was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band’s February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.

HYPOCRISY‘s latest album, “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”, sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 23 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“End Of Disclosure” lyric video:

ZOMBIFIED Release Video For ‘Pull The Trigger’

Sweden’s ZOMBIFIED have released a video for the track ‘Pull The Trigger, featured on their second album, Carnage Slaughter And Death, out now. The video can be seen below:

Carnage Slaughter And Death was mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström from Enhanced Audio Productions at Garageland Studios (THE GROTESQUERY, The 11TH HOUR, BONE GNAWER, BLODSRIT).

Cover artwork and booklet layout were done by Costin Chioreanu at Twilight13Media.com (DEMONICAL, PRIMORDIAL, ARKTAU EOS, AURA NOIR, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD, DORDEDUH, NEIGE, GRAVE).

Tracklisting is as follows:

‘Carnage Slaughter And Death’
‘Pull The Trigger’
‘Withering Souls’
‘Suffering Ascends’
‘Clenched Fist Vengeance’
‘Endless Days Of Wrath’
‘Reborn In Sin’
‘Corrosive Spiral’
‘The Flesh Of The Living’
‘The Last Stand’
‘Slayer Fashion’
‘Reign Of Terror’

More on Zombified at this location.

Music Review: Head of the Demon

Music Review: Head of the Demon

CD: Head of the Demon

Label: The Ajna Offensive

Release Date: January 22, 2013

 

Through the history of Heavy Metal, horror has always been one of its closest allies in terms of subject matter for songs.  However, up until recently you never heard of many bands tap in the H.P. Lovecraft mythos with a few exceptions through the years but in the past decade or so, we seem to be seeing more bands beginning to explore the Cthulhu Mythos a bit more.

When I received a batch of promos that included a band from Sweden, with nameless members from other known bands, called Head of the Demon with music from their self-titled album that the press release stated delved into the Lovecraft them I was sold.  I have always been a big Lovecraft fan, I have read most, if not all, of his stories and have several board games based on the horrors in his stories.  So what do we get with Head of the Demon?  Is it a worthy Lovecraftian Metal endeavor or would we be better served getting Head from a garbage disposal?  Well not to fear…your dick is safe!

When I listened to Head of the Demon the first thing I noticed right off is that this is a VERY Black Sabbath-ish,  psychedelic and doom sounding album with slow plodding and atmospheric songs that would remind you of traveling a desolate grey landscape.  Fans of the old Black Sabbath and stoner type music should enjoy the music found here greatly.  I’m typically not into the slow plodding type Doom Genre but I found myself intrigued by the album and thought it would make some good mood music for certain occasions.

The next noticeable aspect of the album is the vocals.  The press kit states that the singer sounds very much like Tom G. Warrior from Celtic Frost, which I did find to be true but I also found that he also sounded a lot like Cronos from Venom which is not a bad thing and thought it suited the album well.

Head of the Demon is filled with subtle whispers and vocals that are hard to understand at times.  This may be part of what the Doom genre is about but I found I wished I could hear just a little more of the lyrics as it was difficult to really hear the references  to Lovecraft that may have been there.

The song The Key is the one song that has clean narrative/singing where I distinctly heard Lovecraft references compared to the other songs where I wasn’t sure if the songs were referencing Lovecraft or not.

Head of The Demon boasts a mere 7 tracks but in typical metal or doom fashion most songs hit at least the 6 minute mark so you will get your money worth with the seven tracks presented here.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Head of the Demon.  Like I mentioned earlier, I never got into Doom Metal much or claim to be an expert of the genre but I thought what I heard here was a good effort and fans of atmospheric or heavy metal in general should not be disappointed.  So raise your hands high and give praises to the Great Cthulhu.  The Stars are right!

 

Rating: 3/5

 

Tracklisting:

1: By Titan Hand

2: The Lie in Wait-Riding the Waste

3: Phantasmagoria

4: The Man From Foreign Land

5: The Key

6: Fifth House of the Mausoleum

7: Wraith of the Unknown.