End of Disclosure is the twelfth full-length studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal act Hypocrisy. It was released on March 22nd, 2013. To promote the album, Nuclear Blast released the music video for "Tales of Thy Spineless" on April 4th, 2013.
Frontman Peter Tägtgren described End of Disclosure as, "a back to basics" album. He indicated that the album was written after reflecting on the preceding albums, for which he felt that the band "lost it". By contrast, Tägtgren described End of Disclosure as, "straight to the point. It's more Hypocrisy than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic."
The album received moderately positive reviews, with critics noting that the album would appeal to the band's fanbase but did not advance Hypocrisy's sound. Chris Dick, writing for Decibel Magazine, criticized End of Disclosure for its "potluck songwriting", which gave the impression that the album was "cycling through various stages of Hypocrisy's (and the Abyss') repertoire, giving it a shiny, modern coat of paint and calling it an album". Natalie Zed, writing for About.com, praised the album for the "menace and hostility" of its atmosphere but described it as "an album that revisits familiar themes rather than break new ground". Laura Wiebe, writing for Exclaim!, claimed that the album accomplished Peter Tägtgren's intended goal of going "back to basics", but also noted that the album generally "roll out more like a highlight reel of Hypocrisy's specialties".
Peter Tägtgren – vocals, guitar; mixing, recording
Mikael Hedlund – bass
Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen – drums
Hypocrisy - songwriting (1-10)
Jonas Kjellgren - mastering, guitar solo (2)
Wes Benscoter - cover art
Rob Kimura - layout
Wattie Buchan - songwriting (11)
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