A Taste of Extreme Divinity
"Saab and Volvo may be in crisis, but Sweden's still got some strong trademarks. "A taste of extreme divinity" shows that Hypocrisy is back with a vengeance. Crushing riffs, intriguing melodies - four years of waiting is finally over. Thank God/Goat that Hypocrisy are back!" Jonas Granvik / Close-Up Magazine SWEDEN
Let’s not wonder how HYPOCRISY mastermind Peter Tägtgren finds the time to be a legendary producer (in his ABYSS STUDIOS) and write songs for both his bands PAIN and HYPOCRISY. Let’s just rejoice in Mr. Tägtgren`s new album “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”! “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity” is probably the most mature creation HYPOCRISY have released so far. Combining pure Death Metal stylings and grinding slow tunes with catchy melodies we all learned to love from ‘Roswell 47’. This album mirrors the whole evolution of HYPOCRISY. Brutal tracks like ‘Valley Of The Damned’ or “Hang Him High” should make every old-school Death Metal fan happy, while ‘Weed Out The Weak’ is one hell of a fast-paced track with killer riffing, whereas ‘Solar Empire’ features guitar harmonies still unheard on this planet. The right punch in the face is delivered by drum icon Horgh (IMMORTAL) who joined the HYPOCRISY folds just before their last record “Virus” (2005). All in all, this is a new HYPOCRISY album that is bound to become another Death Metal classic!
The official birth year of HYPOCRISY was back in 1991, when the band got signed to Nuclear Blast and released their massive debut album “Penetralia”. “Osculum Obscenum” and “The Fourth Dimension” were the next milestones in crushing, extreme Death Metal and defined the band’s status as one of the most innovative and remarkable Metal bands in Europe. Following the release of “Into The Abyss”, HYPOCRISY put together a ‘best of’ album titled “10 Years Of Chaos And Confusion”. The album featured a fan-elected track-list with all the hits of the last decade. 2002’s “Catch 22” defined a new dimension of sound for HYPOCRISY with progressive and rock influences and led HYPOCRISY into a modern era of more fashionable death metal.
With “The Arrival” the sound experiments came to an end – and saw HYPOCRISY return to their roots. In 2005, an actual “Virus” was spread by the Swedes; the album almost foresaw the direction they kept continuing on with “A Taste Of Extreme Divinity”. Brutal as fuck with lots of groove and fast as hell!
1 - Valley Of The Damned