I’ve followed Absu in one capacity or another since their Death Metal days (The Temples of Offal EP). That being said, I don’t know what the guys in Absu were thinking when they decided to release this track as a one-song single. When you do a single or a 7-inch EP, you want to put a song on there that is worthy of standing alone. “Hall of the Masters” is a decent song. Decent songs aren’t singles. They’re filler tracks. The ones you classify as singles are the standouts. They are the ones you listen to and say, “That was fucking awesome!!!” I listened to this and said, “Filler.” Even as a digital download, I wouldn’t pay $1.29 (what top end singles are going for these days on Amazon.com). I wouldn’t even pay a full dollar. I’d say this was in the $0.50 to $0.75 range. If I had a new Absu album and this track was on it, I doubt that I would single it out as being the best song. If I did, the rest of the album would be so far below par that I would question why it was released at all. Only the most die-hard Absu fan should bother with this release. It isn’t that special, and frankly there are better songs out there that are worthier of my hard-earned dollars.
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