An absolutely bone crushing album. Peter Tagtgren is a complete legend, not only can he write great lyrics he has one of the most desired growls a Death Metal artist could ever want. One of the best Death Metal bands in the world today.
''Virus'' is without a doubt the band's best album since ''The Final Chapter''. The band fell down in a valley of experiments and the result was not even near breathtaking. ''Catch 22'' was a NU-metal/death bland and ''The Arrival'' was more like a science-fiction sound track. But then the band released ''Virus'' and the fans could regain their lost hopes for this magnificent band. ''Virus'' was brutality itself! The crew finally released out some of their most brutal concoctions since ''Osculum Obscenum'' and the result was devastating. All tracks are more or less face-melters, nuff said. The incredible thrust and force that is experienced in tracks like ''Compulsive Psychosis'' and ''Scrutinized'' is immense. There are bloodletting mutilation tracks like ''Blooddrenched'' and ''Let The Knife Do The Talking'' and lets not forget the epic moments in ''Warpath'' or ''Living To Die''. This one is a must-have for all the Hypocrisy fans out there. Highly recommended Swedish brutal melodic death metal!