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Hypocrisy - The Final Chapter

1997 Nuclear Blast Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-06

Taking the best elements of Abducted, refining them, and adding all of the studio and musical experience that they could muster, Hypocrisy push the limits of quality (again) on their magnificent 5th opus. Rumored to indeed be their last album, The Final Chapter continues the same lyrical theme created on the last album, expounding on the creative ideas and track listing dynamics. What makes this album so superior? My guess would be the multi-varied vocal delivery, the song craftwork, the dirty yet pristine production, the soaring solos, all put together to form one of the top 5 albums of 1997. Now I'm a huge fan of the "Swedish" sound, and to my ears, Hypocrisy lead the pack when it comes to this particular sub-genre. Just go buy the damn album. It carries my highest recommendation, the perfect addition to any metal collection.