Misanthropy Pure

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This article is about the album. For the song, see Misanthropy Pure (song).
Misanthropy Pure
Shai hulud misanthropy pure.jpg
Studio album by Shai Hulud
Released May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)
(See release history)
Recorded 2006-2007 at Silver Bullet Media in Burlington, Connecticut
Genre Hardcore punk, progressive metal, metalcore[1]
Length 41:53
Label Metal Blade
Producer Matt Fox, Greg Thomas
Shai Hulud chronology
A Comprehensive Retrospective: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Release Bad and Useless Recordings
Misanthropy Pure
Not Without a Heart Once Nourished by Sticks and Stones Within Blood Ill-Tempered Misanthropy Pure Gold Can Stay
Singles from Misanthropy Pure
  1. "Misanthropy Pure"
    Released: May 22, 2008
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AbsolutePunk.net (79%) link
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Global Domination 8/10 stars link
Wonka Vision 4/5 stars link

Misanthropy Pure is the third studio album by hardcore punk band Shai Hulud, released on May 26 in Europe (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it arrived on May 30) and May 27 in the U.S.[2] through Metal Blade Records, the band's first record release by that label. It has been described as the blender between 1997's Hearts Once Nourished with Hope and Compassion and 2003's That Within Blood Ill-Tempered, by Shai Hulud's guitarist, Matt Fox:

"It's faster, slower, more metal, less metal, more rock, more progressive, and less progressive than anything we've ever done. It's like that movie 'Deep Blue Sea'. The tagline on the DVD box is 'Bigger. Faster. Smarter. Meaner.' That's how this record is. Is it the best thing we've ever done? I don't know. We'll leave that to those who listen."

A music video was made for the song "Misanthropy Pure", first shown on MTV2's Headbangers Ball on May 22, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Venomspreader - 1:45
  2. The Creation Ruin - 3:16
  3. Misanthropy Pure - 4:28
  4. We Who Finish Last - 3:08
  5. Chorus of the Dissimilar - 3:34
  6. In the Mind and Marrow - 4:47
  7. To Bear the Brunt of Many Blades - 3:35
  8. Four Earths - 5:10
  9. Set Your Body Ablaze - 3:20
  10. Be Winged - 2:15
  11. Cold Lord Quietus - 6:35


Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Europe May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)
United States May 27, 2008 (2008-05-27)
Worldwide May 30, 2008 (2008-05-30)