Not QUITE as much of a punch to the throat as Virus had, but dammit does it sound good. production is similar quality to their self-titled album and earlier (not complaining), and the songwriting is fantastic. typical Hypocrisy concoction. giving it a half point more to combat the disappointing low scores down there. hoping it gets even better with more listens! lml >_< lml
I dont know why, but I listened to this album seven times and it didnt really come to me why people are so crazy about hypocrisy, at least not until today. The album finally clicked for me today for some reason, and man am I hooked. I like this album way better than virus, which is apparently a classic by most standards.
Hypocrisy is back with a real ****ing vengeance! Their new album ''A Taste Of Extreme Divinity'' is without one of their best albums to date. This time the band has combined the alien and apocalyptic themes with the brutality and innovation from ''Virus''. This new album is absolutely outstanding is both heaviness and atmosphere, which are Hypocrisy strongest traits. You could almost call this album for ''The Final Chapter Part. 2''. Thatís because the music is a lot more calm, atmospheric and ''apocalyptic'' instead of brutal and intense. One thing is for sure, Peter's vocals has never been so strong until now. Holy shit!! This guy has something that most extreme metal vocalists will never have. From the deepest most terrifying growls to the most piercing razor-sharp screams, Peter really knows how the please his fans. ''A Taste Of Extreme Divinity'' is a goddamn must-have for all Hypocrisy fans. Standout tracks: ''The Quest'', ''Hang Him High'', ''Solar Empire'' and ''Sky Is Falling Down''.
Sounds great through the first listen. There's too not much that sets it apart from virus,
although it does sound a bit less produced. Its a thoroughly enjoyable listen, and I may
give it a higher rating with a few more listens. Great riffage, great leads, great melody,
great vocals: What more could one ask for?