Virus (Hypocrisy album)

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Virus
Studio album by Hypocrisy
Released 5 September 2005
Recorded November – December 2004 at The Abyss
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 48:07
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Peter Tägtgren
Hypocrisy chronology
The Arrival
(2004)
Virus
(2005)
A Taste of Extreme Divinity
(2009)

Virus is the tenth studio album that was released on September 19, 2005 by death metal band Hypocrisy. This is the first Hypocrisy album recorded with their new drummer, Horgh (Reidar Horghagen), from the black metal band Immortal and second guitarist, Andreas Holma. A video was made for the song "Scrutinized".

Early pressings of the CD came with a thirteen-song limited edition live DVD, with 12 songs recorded in Strasbourg on Hypocrisy's 2004 tour as support of Cannibal Corpse, and from a different show they play the song Total Disaster by Destruction along with the band's vocalist/bass player Marcel 'Schmier' Schirmer. Some cds also feature a bonus track, "Watch Out", which appears to be a demo of a song recorded in 2000.

Some early pressings have an error where a scratch sound can be heard on tracks 6 and 11. Nuclear Blast has stated they will mail a replacement disc to anyone who has one of these glitched discs. See Hypocrisy's official website for more details on the issue.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Hypocrisy

No. Title Length
1. "XVI"   0:16
2. "War-Path"   4:23
3. "Scrutinized"   4:25
4. "Fearless"   4:24
5. "Craving for Another Killing"   3:50
6. "Let the Knife Do the Talking"   4:15
7. "A Thousand Lies"   4:52
8. "Incised Before I've Ceased"   4:28
9. "Blooddrenched"   3:42
10. "Compulsive Psychosis"   4:14
11. "Living to Die"   5:42

Limited edition DVD bonus tracks:
Tracks 1-12 were recorded in Strasbourg on August 4, 2004. Track thirteen was recorded at the Bang Your Head!!! festival 2003.

No. Title Length
1. "Born Dead Buried Alive"   4:37
2. "Fusion Programmed Mind"   4:15
3. "Adjusting the Sun"   4:45
4. "Eraser"   5:11
5. "Turn the Page"   4:20
6. "Fire in the Sky"   5:08
7. "Necronomicon"   4:35
8. "Slaves to the Parasites"   5:09
9. "Reborn"   3:19
10. "Roswell 47"   4:22
11. "God is a Lie"   3:02
12. "Deathrow (No Regrets)"   6:07
13. "Total Desaster" (bonus track) 4:05

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at Abyss Studio November-December 2004
  • Produced and mixed by Peter Tägtgren
  • Engineered by Hypocrisy
  • Mastered in Cuttingroom by Bjorn Engelmann

Songwriting and composition[edit]