Dissimulation (album)

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Dissimulation by Hope for the Dying.png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
GenreChristian metal
ProducerBrian Hood
Hope for the Dying chronology
Hope for the Dying EP

Dissimulation is the first studio album from Hope for the Dying. Facedown Records released the album on April 26, 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Christ Core3/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms9/10 squares[2]
HM Magazine4.5/5 stars[3]
Indie Vision Music3/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[5]
4/5 stars[6]
Mind Equals Blown6.5/10[7]
The New Review5/5 stars[8]

Awarding the album four and a half stars from HM Magazine, Rob Shameless states, "It is clean. It is heavy. It is good metal."[3] Graeme Crawford, rating the album a nine out of ten at Cross Rhythms, describes, "Dark, brooding and highly intense, the second album from Jonesboro, Illinois' Hope For The Dying is a stunning work of progressive, technical metal. Elements of thrash, death, black and '80s heavy metal are combined with classical sections and a progressive mentality to deliver an intricate, thought provoking yet very heavy album."[2] Giving the album four and a half stars for Jesus Freak Hideout, Michael Weaver writes, "Dissimulation is one of the best metal albums to come around in a while."[5] Wayne Reimer, awarding the album four stars by Jesus Freak Hideout, says, "There's a whole lot happening in Dissimulation, but they pull off everything they attempt."[6]

Giving the album five stars by The New Review, Jen Rochester writes, "An ambitious album not meant for casual listening, Dissimulation boasts 54 minutes of dramatic, intense guitar-driven metal."[8] Sebastian Fonseca, rating the album a 6.5 out of ten from Mind Equals Blown, states, "The main problem with the album comes with its over-the-top sound. A lot of the songs on Dissimulation display incredible musicianship, but sometimes it can become a little too much ... While the album is somewhat cheesy, it has brought back reminders of what metalcore is supposed to be; as the name implies, it is a mix of metal and hardcore."[7] Awarding the album three stars at Christ Core, Brian Morrissette says, "It felt [like it] kept lagging along and should have been shorter or maybe it needed to move faster."[1] Steve, giving the album three stars for Indie Vision Music, describes, "Dissimulation is an extremely solid album that metal fans will enjoy."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by James Houseman on all tracks but No. 4 was co-written with Jack Daniels[9].

5."Imminent War"5:17
6."Perpetual Ruin"4:39
7."The Awakening"7:26
8."The Awakening: Dissimulation"4:43
9."The Awakening: The Veil Lifted"2:29
10."Vile Reflections"4:52
Total length:53:59[9]


  1. ^ a b Morrissette, Brian. "Dissimulation". Christ Core. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Crawford, Graeme. "Review: Dissimulation - Hope for the Dying". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Shameless, Rob. "Hope for the Dying - Dissimulation". HM Magazine. p. 52. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Steve. "Review : Hope for the Dying – Dissimulation". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Weaver, Michael. "Hope for the Dying, "Dissimulation" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Reimer, Wayne. "Hope for the Dying, "Dissimulation" Review - Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Fonseca, Sebastian. "Hope for the Dying: Dissimulation". Mind Equal Blown. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Rochester, Jen. "Hope for the Dying - Dissimulation". The New Review. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  9. ^ a b AllMusic Tracks