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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. One might assume that the point of doing this was to prove that Peter could handle the earlier material, though it comes off a little weaker than the original version. His vocals were not quite as refined as they would be Album) The Fourth Dimension.
The atmosphere is much the Black Metal - Hypocrisy - Osculum Obscenum (Cassette, with an added crispness to the sound, which is barely perceptible. In a way, it was wise to lead off the E.
While the difference is noticeable, he proves himself fully competent in this role. The following song is much stronger and is used as the first track the title track is omitted on the digipak version of Osculum Obscenum, which Album) the songs from this E. There's some otherworldly quality to the solos, which is something Hypocrisy was well known for in those days.
About halfway through, the pace slows down a bit and begins building an ethereal atmosphere, which includes some spoken word bit, in the background. Shortly after this, things pick up again and the song ends with much the same intensity that it possessed in the opening moments.
This one begins with a much slower pace, with the doom vibe that the band was quite known for having. After a minute or so, Black Metal - Hypocrisy - Osculum Obscenum (Cassette, it speeds up while never getting terribly fast save for a brief blast beat. The production of this E. Vocally, Peter shows a bit of range as he goes from the deeper growls to the more high-pitched shrieks.
This song is very memorable and one that will get caught in your mind after the first listen. The next song is a re-recorded version of "God Is A Lie". The slight improvement in production is a plus, in this case, as things are more crisp and sped up as well. Album) fact, it's so much faster than the original that they were able to add some brief sample, near the end, in order to fill in time I would assume.
It's an odd sample, as it features part of the intro to the title track of their debut album, mixed with the intro noises from their cover of Venom's "Black Metal", from Osculum Obscenum. Also, the solo seems to have been re-worked and expanded.
All in all, it has a bit more punch than the Penetralia version. Inferior Devoties concludes with a cover of Slayer's "Black Magic", which also appeared on the tribute album, Slatanic Slaughter. Musically, this is very faithful to the original version.
Even Hedlund's bass sounds to have a similar tone. The primary difference, of course, are the harsh vocals. Peter does a really good job, showing some variation here. Most surprising of all, is where he actually breaks into a high-pitched scream, at one point. Along with Dissection, Hypocrisy managed to stand out on the tribute album as being among the few to preserve the essence of what Slayer had done.
The playing is tight and they've done just enough to add their own touch to it, while maintaining the atmosphere of the original. This is a much better choice for a cover song, than "Black Metal", as it just seems to blend in with the rest of the material, somehow. This E. The one thing it failed to do, though I doubt this was ever the intent, was to give any indication as to what direction the band would take on the following album.
Regardless, this is a quality release and, if it's still available, one that is highly recommended. Evil, dripping with menace, old school Swedeath style death metal to be specific. Evil Pete was given his chance to shine. Other than the vocals, Peter handles the guitars and keyboards — he must have been pretty stressed running around from instrument to instrument. That explains the horrific dark circles under his eyes at all time.
Dude needs a massage bigtime. Rounding out the band duties are the sticks and skins of Lars… wait for it… nope not Ullbitch. Think Jensa from Grave. They let him go in to be replaced with the more brutal Horgh. So much for job security in the world of extreme metal. Good job from long-running member Mr.
He had to fight every step of the way to avoid his position being outsourced to India. Other than that, achievement all around.
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