From Wisdom to Hate is the fourth album by Gorguts, released on March 6, 2001 through Olympic Recordings and Season of Mist. The musical style can be considered a compromise between the previous album Obscura and the older albums Considered Dead and The Erosion of Sanity. This is the only Gorguts album to feature drummer Steve MacDonald. MacDonald had a history of recurrent depression and committed suicide in 2002, which eventually led to the break-up of Gorguts in 2005.
Gorguts is a Canadian extreme metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec, formed in 1989. The band has been through many personnel changes since its inception, and its only constant member has been guitarist and vocalist Luc Lemay, who remains the primary creative force in the band. To date they have released five full-length albums and one EP. Their most recent release is the EP Pleiades' Dust, released on May 13, 2016
In summary, I'd describe From Wisdom to Hate as a death metal masterpiece that mixes the technicality of Obscura, the riffing and the speed of the band's first two releases, and yes, even some of the wankery that we heard in Obscura. Thankfully, the wankery is in much shorter supply on this album, so it acts more as a pleasant surprise rather than a repetitive nuisance. I feel that the main focus of this album should be the fact that Gorguts was able to take aspects from all of their previous releases, mash them into one technical, brutal album of pure genius, and make it work. Most bands that attempt to fuse elements from previous efforts either fail miserably, or they succeed, at the expense of abandoning their previous signature sounds and losing many fans in the process.
This song is by Gorguts and appears on the album From Wisdom To Hate (2001). Music: Mongrain, Cloutier, lyrics: Lemay). Charriot traces carved in sandOnce more, pain, will expand my landEach arrow thrownStrengthen my throne. Bounds to my realm, the sword shall setMy blade was the one that you've last metWith red-stained hands,The victor stands. From wisdom to hateFrom wisdom to hate.
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Music By – Mongrain, Cloutier. A4. The Quest For Equilibrium. Engineer – Daniel Mongrain, Luc LemayEngineer – Michel Lafontaine Music By – Lemay. From Wisdom To Hate (LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + RE). Century Media.
After releasing the extremely challenging Obscura album, Gorguts left fans and critics wondering where they would turn next. Would they continue in that record's aggressively experimental direction, or tone things down to something more in line with the more standard (and less controversial) death metal of their first two albums? From Wisdom to Hate shows the answer to be "both" (or "neither," depending on how you look at it).
Daniel Mongrain : Lead Guitar, Composition (tracks 3, 5-7). Gorguts : Cover Concept. Pierre Rémillard : Engineering, Mixing, Producer. Louis Legault : Recording.
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Music By, Lyrics By – Lemay*
|2||Behave Through Mythos
Lyrics By – Lemay*Music By – Cloutier*
|3||From Wisdom To Hate
Lyrics By – Lemay*Music By – Mongrain*, Cloutier*
|4||The Quest For Equilibrium
Music By, Lyrics By, Composed By [Intro] – Lemay*
|5||Unearthing The Past
Music By [Uncredited] – Mongrain*
Lyrics By – Lemay*Music By – Mongrain*, Cloutier*
|7||Das Martyrium Des...
Music By – Mongrain*Music By, Lyrics By – Lemay*
Lyrics By – Lemay*Music By – Mongrain*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records
- Copyright (c) – Copyright Control
- Recorded At – Studio Victor
- Mixed At – Studio Victor
- Bass – Steve Cloutier
- Cover [Concept] – Gorguts
- Design [Infography At Aristo Communication] – Mario Provencher
- Design [Logo] – Luc Lemay
- Drums – Steve Macdonald
- Engineer [Keyboard Engineering Assistent] – Daniel Mongrain, Luc Lemay
- Engineer [Keyboard Engineering] – Michael Lafontaine
- Engineer [Studio Assistant], Mixed By [Studio Assistant], Recorded By [Studio Assistant] – Sylvain Brisebois
- Layout [Layout Conversation At Rainfall Graphics] – Paul Kuhr
- Producer – Gorguts
- Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Pierre Remillard*
- Recorded By – Louis Legault
- Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Daniel Mongrain
- Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Luc Lemay
NotesRecorded (June) and mixed (August) 2000 at Studio Victor, Montreal.
Track 8 (Instrumental) is listed as "Testimonial Ruins" on Disc and in the booklet.
Track 5 has no track title and composer listed in the booklet.
The track durations are not listed on the release.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 80270 32782 9
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L532
- Mould SID Code: IFPI9219
- Matrix / Runout: >DSR048 B1817L
- Matrix / Runout (variant 2): 59161 From Wisdom To Hate builtbyicon.com
|OLY0217-2||Gorguts||From Wisdom To Hate (CD, Album)||Olympic Recordings||OLY0217-2||US||2001|
|CMD9984751||Gorguts||From Wisdom To Hate (LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + RE)||Century Media||CMD9984751||Germany||2015|
|SOM 043||Gorguts||From Wisdom To Hate (CD, Album)||Season Of Mist||SOM 043||France||2001|
|CMD9984751||Gorguts||From Wisdom To Hate (LP, Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd, RE)||Century Media||CMD9984751||Germany||2015|
|WOM021||Gorguts||From Wisdom To Hate (LP, Album, RE)||War On Music||WOM021||Canada||2011|