The self-titled compilation album summarizes alternative rock band Hong Faux‘s best work to date, from their debut The Crown That Wears the Head via the mini-album Hello Neptune to A Message from Dystopia. It’s the perfect introduction to the band, ranging from high octane, heavy and catchy alternative rock anthems, full of hooks galore and riffs that will make you want to jump up and punch your first through the roof, to mellower, introspective and slow-moving tracks of a more evocative nature, both musically and lyrically. Hong Faux Tracklisting:Feign Death to Stay Alive (Remastered) Deathmatch (Remastered) Coming Through the Rye (Alternative Version) Peter & Anne (Alternative Version) Dream Machine (Remastered) ATS (Remastered) Drop the Reins Beautiful Nothing (Alternative Version) Red Eye Black Sky (Alternative Version) Hello Neptune (Remastered) Valar Morghulis (Remastered) A Message from Dystopia (Live) Hong Faux – Self titled Album Track by TrackFeign Death to Stay Alive is arguably one of the band’s most listened to tracks that deals with the paradoxes of modern life from someone looking in from the outside. One of Sweden’s biggest stars, Titiyo, is singing the chorus line in this recording. Deathmatch, this high paced song borrows references from the old school gaming world to describe a conflict. The video game Quake was (and is) an extremely influential part of pop culture. The main riff is worthy of neck pain. Coming Through the Rye, this melancholic piece harmonizes childhood trauma and was frequently played on European radio stations as well as music television shows. Peter & Anne is a classic rock bonanza – broad legged, shuffled guitar riffs wrapped in a zombie apocalypse. Dream Machine, this progressive track is a harmonic and rhythmic juggernaut. Its odd rhythmic patterns fit well with the theme of the subconscious mind playing tricks on the conscious. ATS is an up-tempo stoner rocker dealing with supercharged, young teens trying to keep up with the ideals of today to maybe earn a spot at the freak show. Drop the Reins is a heavy riff based, classic Hong Faux track written exclusively as a homage to Miles Davis. And rock n’ roll.