04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
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 10. Living Dead [bonus]
Catch 22 isn't that bad, in my opinion. It has some great moments like Another Dead End, or Turn The Page. However, a new atmopsheric album would be great
To be honest, I can't remember almost anything of the album.... just when I got it, gave it a few spins and found it bad for what they usually does. I just miss mid-era hypocrisy... though stuff like Virus is very good too.
Cheesy songtitles! 'The Eye'? 'United We Fall'? 'Hell Is Where I Stay'? 'Soldier Of Fortune'? 'When Death Calls'? 'The Return'? Com' on...
Cheesy song 'End Of Disclosure'...
Just hope the album is much better than what we've received so far...
Ps: I'm a diehard Hypocrisy fan!!!
I only listened the samples + the two preview songs (waiting to get a copy) but judging by the reactions, the band seems to have definitely settled into the "safe area" like so many bands formed around the 90' and signed to big labels do. I find this attitude quite disappointing, but can't really blame them.
Loving this album. If your a hypocrisy fan you'll like it if your not you won't.
Then ur in love with the band not with their creations.
Wha??? You can only judge a band by their creations! What i was saying was if your a Hypocrisy fan you will love this album. Hypocrisy seem to be a "love them or hate them" type of band and if you don't like their previous albums, this one isn't going to change your view.
I did listen , I would say when this album was actual, and trailers, EPK, lyric analise it was much better, actually I got it because lyrics was about conspiracy and aliens... now I don't hear anymore those catchy pats into mucic anymore