Hypocrisy - _10 Years of Chaos and Confusion_
(Nuclear Blast, 2001)
by: Aaron McKay (10 out of 10)
Some days the stars align, you hit the mother load and you discover Summoning! Other days you know Hypocrisy intends to release an album and you know you aren't serviced by the band's label -- SHIT! So I did what any red blooded Tagtgren fan would do: I pre-ordered _10 Years of Chaos and Confusion_. Never dissatisfied with anything this man seems to do from Pain to The Abyss, I found myself totally enraptured by Peter Tagtgren and Hypocrisy's newest double, best of compilation. Everything from the production (of course!) to the song selection to the pictures included in the inlay booklet to the belch at the one minute thirty-two second mark on the 2001 re-recorded "Osculum Obscenum" -- this package deal is beyond words. It doesn't stop there, either. The second CD provides an unprecedented glimpse into the very core of Hypocrisy's soul. Demo material from '91 and '92, including "God Is a Lie", "Suffering Souls", "To Escape Is to Die", "Nightmare" and "Left to Rot", are best left to your imagination until you bear witness to the raw creativity of it all for yourself. Is that everything? No! There are CD-ROM video clips for six tracks from spanning 1992 through 1997, culminating with "The Final Chapter"; all this manually projecting Hypocrisy's genius in case you found yourself too stupefied to do so under your own capacity. So that's it... not exactly. As a bonus on disc two, Hypocrisy delivers a new studio track for your pleasure. It is titled "Turn the Page" (no, not the Bob Seger one). I will give boisterous kudos the guys for the excellent work on the other re-recorded tracks on _10YoCaC_: "Penetralia", "The Fourth Dimension", "Apocalypse" (with its impeccable bass), "Left to Rot" and "Pleasure of Molestation". If you are as big of a fan as I am of Peter's re-recorded material -- I am thinking of "Roswell 47" off of _Death... Is Just the Beginning IV_ -- then _10 Years of Chaos and Confusion_ should have already been in your player ten minutes ago. Hypocrisy is the unchallenged in the field. Magnificent work, gentlemen!

(article published 12/4/2002)

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