|SPECIAL HYPOCRISY The Arrival|
discussion about the song "Slave to the Parasites" - GryphonMetal team's opinions -
may The Arrival (and the rounds) begin!
|01. Born Dead Buried Alive
04. Slave To The Parasites
05. New World
06. The Abyss
07. Dead Sky Dawning
08. The Departure
09. War Within
|The follow-up to 2002's "Catch-22" was recorded at Tägtgren's Abyss studios|
'Slave to the Parasites' is the first song I heard of Hypocrisy's upcoming album 'The Arrival', of which
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To tell the truth this song leaves me in deep perplexities. The general soundscape maintains that kind of mark typical fror Hypocrisy: that certain hypnotism we can find in Fire in the Sky and Roswell 47,for example. Only, imo there are many "minus" points. This song is melancholic with a good aggressivity , and enters immediately into our ears, yes, but it sounds also very monotone and boring after a while.. The instrumentation is heavy , but.... but some sonorities seem to belong to In Flames , and some guitar passages pre-launching the refrain remind me of a certain Helloween-technique (guuulp!) and the musical structure is, after all, simple and easy enough: that's why the related monotony. The worst is that Slaves to the Parasites, if performed a bit less heavy, could be a song for Pain. Fortunately vocals are set low, growling, obscure and angry enough to add some evilness to phrases, that only an able make up indeed allows to put this Pain into a Melodic Death in disguise, which actually of Melodic Death doesn't have really much, beginning from the lack of a vigorous double bass drumming done with 2 tonalities, or at least it sincerely seems to me from the track we have (in some way the bass drums don't appear optimal) . Another piece of the collage: the pounding rhythmic of the bridge could belong to Metallica. Ah bahh nothing exceptional ,though sufficient , now let's sharpen our pens for the whole review! from the moment Mr. Tägtren told that this album has a "variety" of songs, is there a hope for better stuff? heheh let's maintain the suspence and let's wish to Hypocrisy good luck...in particular this year , when also their label mates Kataklysm will release their new creature!! ...though, if Kataklysm don't make a mistake, and i don't think, there is not much luck to evoke , ...better to pray??
song rating: 6/10 = aurea mediocritas
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Matthew "Matt" Haumschild
I saw this band about a month ago for the first time, and that was the first I had heard them. But I had only seen them and heard them play once. I rather like this song. It sounds alot like In Flames would sound, granted, it is only one song. I bet the rest of the album is pretty aggressive. From the sound of it so far, it sounds as if the band went top notch in it's recording efforts. One of the things I don't like about the song is the title "Slave To The Parasites" doesn't exactly make sense. Parasites either kill you or they don't, they don't exactly tell you what to do. The hole song, may sound a little monotnous, but it is addicting! It's one of those songs that you could sing along to. In a way this song sounds ALOT like "Only For The Weak" by In Flames. But this song still sounds good to me.
song rating: 4/5
Alberto "AMB" Scremin
Ok, i’ll be honest: this is the very first time in my life that i hear something from HYPOCRISY. Obviously it’s a while i hear their name as one of the best nord european metal band, but, i don’t know why, i never heard anything of their stuff. I’m telling you this cause i want you to know that my review’ll be only about this single song, and won’t regard the whole music of the band, its past or its evolution.
as for “Slave to the parasites”, i don’t like this song. The first
adjective that comes to my mind is: boring. In fact this song is too
long, and even if its start is very good, after three minutes it has
nothing more to say and becomes dull and repetitive until its end.
After a lot of listenings not a single part of
“Slave to the Parasites” has stucked in my mind, every time
slides away leaving me nothing more than the first time i heard it.
if these are only my opinions, there is an accusal that nobody can rebut:
bands such as CEMETARY played this kind of music about ten years ago...i
mean, a lot of time passed by, and i think we all would like to hear
something new and something different, aren’t we?
song rating: 5/10
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