Origin: Ludvika, Sweden  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: January 24, 2015

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy was formed, initially as just a solo project, by guitarist Peter Tägtgren around 1990. As he was largely influenced by the then-exploding Floridian death metal scene Obituary, Morbid Angel, Death, and the like), it comes as no surprise that Hypocrisy's initial style owed more to the aforementioned bands' old-school style, rather than the more melodic bands that would soon come from Sweden, though later releases have shifted slightly toward a more melodic death metal direction. Tägtgren has long been involved in other musical projects and is one of Sweden's most well-respected producers as well.

Current Members

Peter Tägtgren

guitars/vocals (ex-The Abyss, ex-Bloodbath, guest for Immortal, ex-Lock Up, Pain)

Mikael Hedlund

bass (ex-The Abyss)

Horgh (Reidar Horghagen)

drums (ex-Grimfist, Immortal)

Former Members/Guests

Masse Broberg

vocals (ex-Dark Funeral, ex-God Among Insects)

Jonas Österburg

guitars

Matthias Kamijo

guitars

Andreas Holma

guitars

Klas Ideberg (guest)

guitars (Darkane, ex-Terror 2000)

Lars Szöke

drums (ex-The Abyss)



Discography



Penetralia  
1992 Nuclear Blast
  1. Impotent God
  2. Suffering Souls
  3. Nightmare
  4. Jesus Fall
  5. God is a lie
  6. Left to Rot
  7. Burn by the Cross
  8. To Escape is to Die
  9. Take the Throne
  10. Penetralia
  • Masse Broberg
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Jonas Österburg
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



Osculum Obscenum  
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. Pleasure of Molestation
  2. Exclamation of a Necrofag
  3. Oscolum Obcenum
  4. Necronomicon
  5. Black Metal
  6. Inferior Devoties
  7. Infant Sacrifices
  8. Attachment of the Ancestor
  9. Althotas
  • Masse Broberg
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



Inferior Devoties  EP
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. Inferior Devoties
  2. Symbol of Baphomet
  3. Mental Emotions
  4. God is a Lie
  5. Black Magic
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



The Fourth Dimension  
1994 Nuclear Blast
  1. Apocalypse
  2. Mind Corruption
  3. Reincarnation
  4. Reborn
  5. Black Forrest
  6. Never to Return
  7. Path to Babylon
  8. Slaughtered
  9. Orgy in Blood
  10. The North Wind
  11. T.E.M.P.T.
  12. The Forth Dimension
  13. The Arrival of the Demons
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
1994 Readers' Album #44




Abducted  
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Gathering (intro)
  2. Roswell 47
  3. Killing Art
  4. The Arrival of the Demons (part II)
  5. Buried
  6. Abducted
  7. Paradox
  8. Point of No Return
  9. When the Candle Fades
  10. Carved Up
  11. Reflections
  12. Slippin' Away
  13. Drained
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



Maximum Abduction  EP
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. Roswell 47
  2. Carved Up
  3. Request Denied
  4. Strange Ways
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
1996 Readers' Album #49




The Final Chapter  
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Inseminated Adoption
  2. A Coming Race
  3. Dominion
  4. Inquire Within
  5. Last Vanguard
  6. Request Denied
  7. Through the Window of Time
  8. Shamateur
  9. Adjusting the Sun
  10. Lies
  11. Evil Invaders
  12. The Final Chapter
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
1997 Readers' Album #37




Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken  LIVE
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Roswell 47
  2. Inseminated adoption
  3. A coming race
  4. Apocalypse
  5. Osculum Obscenum
  6. Buried
  7. Left to rot
  8. The fourth dimension
  9. Pleasure of molestation
  10. Killing art
  11. The final chapter
  12. Time Warp
  13. Til the end
  14. Fuck U
  15. Beginning of the end
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Matthias Kamijo
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



Hypocrisy  
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Fractured millennium
  2. Apocalyptic hybrid
  3. Fusion programmed minds
  4. Elastic inverted vision
  5. Reversed Reflections
  6. Until the end
  7. Paranormal mysteria
  8. Time warp
  9. Disconnected magnetic corridors
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
1999 Readers' Album #38




Into The Abyss  
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Legions descend
  2. Blinded
  3. Resurrected
  4. Unleash the beast
  5. Digital prophecy
  6. Fire in the sky
  7. Total eclipse
  8. Unfold the sorrow
  9. Sodomized
  10. Deathrow (no regrets)
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke



Live & Clips  VIDEO
2001 Nuclear Blast



10 Years Of Chaos And Confusion  COMPILATION
2001 Nuclear Blast



Catch-22  
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Don't Judge Me
  2. Destroyed
  3. Edge Of Madness
  4. A Public Puppet
  5. Uncontrolled
  6. Turn The Page
  7. Hatred
  8. Another Dead End
  9. Seeds Of The Chosen One
  10. All turns black
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
2002 Readers' Album #55




The Arrival  
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. Born Dead Buried Alive
  2. Eraser
  3. Stillborn
  4. Slave To The Parasites
  5. New World
  6. The Abyss
  7. Dead Sky Dawning
  8. The Departure
  9. War Within
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Lars Szöke
2004 Readers' Album #35




Virus  
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Intro
  2. Warpath
  3. Scrutinized
  4. Fearless
  5. Craving for another killing
  6. Let the knife do the talking
  7. A thousand lies
  8. Incised before I've ceased
  9. Blooddrenched
  10. Compulsive psychosis
  11. Living to die
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Andreas Holma
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Horgh
2005 Readers' Album #19




Catch 22 V2.0.08  
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Don't Judge Me
  2. Destroyed
  3. On the Edge of Madness
  4. A Public Puppet
  5. Uncontrolled
  6. Turn the Page
  7. Hatred
  8. Another Dead End (For Another Dead Man)
  9. Seeds of the Chosen One
  10. All Turns black
  11. Nowhere to Run
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Klas Ideberg
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Horgh



A Taste Of Extreme Divinity  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Valley Of The Damned
  2. Hang Him High
  3. Solar Empire
  4. Weed Out The Weak
  5. No Tomorrow
  6. Global Domination
  7. Taste The Extreme Divinity
  8. Alive
  9. The Quest
  10. Tamed (Filled With Fear)
  11. Sky Is Falling Down
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Horgh
2009 Readers' Album #20




Hell Over Sofia  VIDEO
2011 Nuclear Blast



Beast Of Hypocrisy  COMPILATION
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. . Valley of the Damned
  2. Hang Him High
  3. Fractured Millenium
  4. Adjusting the Sun
  5. Eraser
  6. Pleasure of Molestation
  7. Obsculum Obscenum
  8. Penetralia
  9. Apocalypse
  10. The Fourth Dimension
  11. Killing Art
  12. A Coming Race
  13. Let the Knife Do the Talking
  14. Weed Out the Weak
  15. Fire in the Sky
  16. The Final Chapter
  17. Warpath
  18. Roswell 47



End Of Disclosure  
2013 Nuclear Blast
  1. End Of Disclosure
  2. Tales Of Thy Spineless
  3. The Eye
  4. United We Fall
  5. 44 Double Zero
  6. Hell Is Where I Stay
  7. Soldier Of Fortune
  8. When Death Calls
  9. The Return
  • Peter Tägtgren
  • Mikael Hedlund
  • Horgh
2013 Readers' Album #43





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