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Ludvika, Sweden (1990 – present)

The Swedish band Hypocrisy was formed by Peter Tägtgren in 1990 upon his return to Sweden from Florida, where he had been inspired by that state’s flourishing death metal scene (bands like Morbid Angel, Deicide, Death and Obituary).

Hypocrisy’s first demo was recorded entirely by Tägtgren himself; once it secured him a record deal, he recruited a lineup of Masse Broberg (Vocals), Jonas Österberg (Guitar), Mikael Hedlund (Bass) and Lars Szöke (Drums), while he himself settled on guitar. This lineup released “Penetralia in 1992, upon which point Österberg left the group. “Obsculum Obscenum” appeared in 1993, and Broberg subsequently departed as well, with Tägtgren assuming vocal duties. Thus reconstituted as a power trio, Hypocrisy began to hit its stride, recording The Fourth Dimension (1994), Abducted (1996), and “The Final Chapter” (1997); in the meantime, Tägtgren developed an alternate career as a producer, working with bands like Dimmu Borgir, Immortal and Dark Funeral. Hypocrisy officially disbanded following the release of “The Final Chapter”; however, fan interest persuaded Tägtgren to reconsider the breakup, and the live album “Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken 1998” was released in early 1999 as a precursor of things to come. The new album “Hypocrisy” followed shortly thereafter and “Into The Abyss” was released in mid-2000.


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  • Keldianx

    Hypocrisy fez mais sucesso que Pain, e merecido, o Peter usa mais o vocal rasgado dele no Hypocrisy do que no Pain, Banda incrível as 2

    Yesterday 5:02pm Reply
  • gunslinger_93

    really great band \\m/

    14 Sep 3:42pm Reply
  • Omega_Switch22B

    Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken and The Final Chapter over the rest. Over a decade of listening seems to reinforce that opinion. Abducted is their classic record in some respects, but I've always found The Final Chapter to be the more interesting album. Their first two are classic cuts of old-school death metal, of coarse the primitivism is a drawing point, and The Fourth Dimension being a segway with a few of their best tracks. Into the Abyss does not get enough love... not their best record, definitely, but probably better than anything they would produce afterwards.

    14 Sep 6:26am Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi. My new album available for download! Listen it full. Post-Rock, Atmospheric-metal

    12 Sep 6:03pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Killer Swedish death metal. An essential Swedish DM band.

    12 Sep 4:27am Reply
  • cucuia

    should one take their name serious and don't believe nor agree with their lyrics?

    4 Sep 1:23am Reply
  • nathix13


    4 Sep 12:15am Reply
  • Metal_Harbinger

    First two albums.

    3 Sep 12:54pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    i actually like into the abyss, but yeah final chapter and catch 22 are poopy. but also i agree calling them worst ever is stupid, but bad i would totally agree with.

    1 Sep 10:10pm Reply
  • Mlleane


    27 Aug 8:47pm Reply
  • Muinaiset

    Into The Abyss, Final Chapter and Catch 22 are the only ones I'm not a fan of. I do like the shape edition cover of Final Chapter though. Regardless, considering any of them 'worst ever' is retarded.

    16 Aug 1:44am Reply
  • versionfiv

    aside from the seagrave and necrolord covers, and virus too, theyre pretty bad.

    15 Aug 4:58pm Reply
  • Muinaiset

    I don't get how you can claim any of these album covers are the 'worst ever'. Most of their album covers are awesome.

    15 Aug 12:15am Reply
  • versionfiv

    I've listened to this band for over 10 years and never really listened to Abducted or The Fourth Dimension beyond maybe one time. Those albums are really different from the rest... they remind me of Grave - Soulless kind of stuff with more progressive elements...

    4 Aug 4:28pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    First two albums are evil as fuck

    18 Jul 5:37pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Hypocrisy

    21 Jun 8:13am Reply
  • jrmy-lfbv

    Melodic death metal quality !

    4 Jun 11:07pm Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    Flight canceled... because Aliens! xD!

    17 May 9:38am Reply
  • lubia_nalesniki

    The best Swedish band along with Amon Amarth and Unleashed.

    12 May 8:03am Reply
  • Lord_satan7

    Hypocrisy forever \\m/

    29 Apr 9:39am Reply
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