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Havok - Conformicide



7.8 | 193 votes |
Release date: 10 March 2017
Style: Thrash metal

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Disc I
01. F.P.C.
02. Hang 'Em High
03. Dogmaniacal
04. Intention To Deceive
05. Ingsoc
06. Masterplan
07. Peace Is In Pieces
08. Claiming Certainty
09. Wake Up
10. Circling The Drain

[Special Edition CD bonus]
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered [Pantera cover]

[Gatefold 2LP + CD bonus]
13. String Break
14. Slaughtered [Pantera cover]
15. Claiming Certainty [live]

Staff review by
omne metallum
Rating:
6.0
Stepping out of line off of a cliff.

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published 01.11.2020 | Comments (1)

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22.12.2016 - 11:05
Rating: 6
Ball Fondlers
New Havok!!!

What's with the album cover?
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07.01.2017 - 21:13
Rating: 7
meister J Steele
Steelemeister
2017... make thrash great again.
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My vision is augmented
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26.01.2017 - 20:39
Rating: 6
Ball Fondlers
Written by meister J Steele on 07.01.2017 at 21:13

2017... make thrash great again.

haha, did you miss 2016? Awesome year for thrash
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26.01.2017 - 21:19
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Loved Unnatural selection but the pacing could've been better. Hoping this is awesome too.
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04.02.2017 - 01:56
Rating: 7
meister J Steele
Steelemeister
Written by Ball Fondlers on 26.01.2017 at 20:39

Written by meister J Steele on 07.01.2017 at 21:13

2017... make thrash great again.

haha, did you miss 2016? Awesome year for thrash

Maybe I did, maybe I didn't. Maybe I'm just using Trump reference without no relevance
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04.02.2017 - 20:00
Vixci
Havok are absolute beasts.
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15.03.2017 - 14:07
Rating: 7
meister J Steele
Steelemeister
Can't say it's a disappointing album, can't say it's spectacular either. Some ways it reminds of old Havoc (1st album to be precise), some ways this is more technical and both classic and modern MegaDave influences are unquestionable. While I'm not quite fond of all of the songs, there's some killer moments, especially "Intention To Deceive" and "Circling The Drain" could see some further listening. Once again I'm to ask; why it's gotta be ~60 minute thrash album, and how would this album fare if it was 3-4 songs shorter
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15.03.2017 - 23:24
Rating: 5
Malignar
Not liking this. But I haven't liked anything they have done since Burn. I respect that they were trying to do something different (think bad Megadeth) but this fails.
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16.03.2017 - 17:14
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Paisa Vich Nasha
It is definitely better package than "Unnatural Selection". The rhythm got better and production improved a lot. The record picked up from 2nd half( "Ingsoc") and then crushed it through all along. I really wished they could have carried out the same momentum( like in 2nd half) but wasted too much time in "experimenting with sound". It ended up sounding like "forceful attempt" to make "songs appealing" rather than doing differently to "familiar thrash style".

Nevertheless, it's a great release.
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19.03.2017 - 14:13
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Tage Westerlund
Nice megadeth style political lyrically approach when enemy don't come over seas, way of band. Technical thrash metal, somehow its boring here, but some songs worked out.
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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15.04.2017 - 21:54
Rating: 7
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Overall an average album, but so far, Masterplan is my favorite Thrash metal song of the year.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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16.04.2017 - 06:30
\m/ Great album. Album of the year in thrash metal.
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Power metal incarnate.
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17.04.2017 - 08:19
3rdWorld
China was a neat
More technical and in the end much much less interesting and engaging than Unnatural Selection, the technicality is done at the expense of the thrash feel. I don't think I will be listening it even a second time.
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17.04.2017 - 09:20
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Paisa Vich Nasha
Written by 3rdWorld on 17.04.2017 at 08:19

I don't think I will be listening it even a second time.

It come out to be more refined than "Unnatural Selection" especially vastly improving in overall technicality. I found that the start was pretty awesome and then switching over to 2nd half - it didn't able to carry that spark and momentum any more. Just like in "Time is Up", it was one hell of a beating from start to finish. It horribly lacked in "Unnatural Selection" and same was in this record.

But, it was a great effort. I can certainly revisit to "Conformicide".
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17.04.2017 - 09:28
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 17.04.2017 at 09:20

It come out to be more refined than "Unnatural Selection" especially vastly improving in overall technicality. I found that the start was pretty awesome and then switching over to 2nd half - it didn't able to carry that spark and momentum any more. Just like in "Time is Up", it was one hell of a beating from start to finish. It horribly lacked in "Unnatural Selection" and same was in this record.

Unnatural Selection had that urgency that thrash needs, this in spite of its better technicality chugs along at most parts and is just boring. I think I will take the last one any day over this.
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17.04.2017 - 09:33
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Paisa Vich Nasha
Written by 3rdWorld on 17.04.2017 at 09:28

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 17.04.2017 at 09:20

It come out to be more refined than "Unnatural Selection" especially vastly improving in overall technicality. I found that the start was pretty awesome and then switching over to 2nd half - it didn't able to carry that spark and momentum any more. Just like in "Time is Up", it was one hell of a beating from start to finish. It horribly lacked in "Unnatural Selection" and same was in this record.

Unnatural Selection had that urgency that thrash needs.

Yeah, it was in need 'cause they left from one of the their strongest release ever "Time is Up". I remember Havok did rounds of interviews across touring keeping our faith in them to deliver another strong motherfucker and they named as "Unnatural Selection". And oh boy, it came out to be a disaster. Totally letdown.
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17.04.2017 - 09:42
3rdWorld
China was a neat
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 17.04.2017 at 09:33

Yeah, it was in need 'cause they left from one of the their strongest release ever "Time is Up". I remember Havok did rounds of interviews across touring keeping our faith in them to deliver another strong motherfucker and they named as "Unnatural Selection". And oh boy, it came out to be a disaster. Totally letdown.

Haven't heard their first 2 albums so can't say how it is a letdown but I certainly enjoy it a lot even when I spin it these days.
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29.07.2018 - 06:33
bloodwrage
Pagan Angel
Written by Daggon on 15.04.2017 at 21:54

Overall an average album, but so far, Masterplan is my favorite Thrash metal song of the year.

So of course they're not playing it on tour. They're playing Hang 'Em High, which sucks live.
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28.02.2020 - 17:34
Rating: 6
Metal Rasputin
Pretty average and unoriginal 2000's thrash album. At first I actually liked Conformicide a lot, but the more I listened to it, the more mediocre and forgettable it felt to the point I got sick of it and went back to my older thrash favorites. Haven't felt any need to give this one another spin since.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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31.10.2023 - 09:34
Daddo
Embodies everything awful about Anthrax worship "Pizza Thrash".
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