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Hypocrisy
A Taste of Extreme Divinity

Company: Nuclear Blast Records
Release: 2009
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Chaoslord

  • Back into the death metal material a bit again



  • Remember Hypocrisy, that band with some guy named Peter Tagtgren? Well they have followed up the release of Virus with another great quality release. They continue to have great production, but with a guy like Peter taking care of that, would you expect anything less?

    Once again, they are going back into the death metal material a bit again, straying somewhat away from the subject of extraterrestrial life and science fiction that had been present on previous releases. The musical material is still heavy and in your face. The guitars are very melodic yet heavy at the same time. Tagtgren's vocals are brutal and bloody, delivering that perfect backdrop to the music the band puts out.

    I hadn't listened to these guys in awhile and immediately picked up this album when I saw it on the shelf. I haven't taken this out of my CD player for a while now. Metal fans will definitely want to pick this one up. Good quality death metal with a few black metal elements and some good, catchy guitar work to boot. Go forth metalheads and get your own Taste of Extreme Divinity!!


    About this Writer:
    Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: HYPOCRISY
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    A Taste of Extreme DivinityHypocrisy
    2009
    Greg Watson4/16/2010
    End Of DisclosureHypocrisy
    2013
    Eric Compton4/11/2013
    The ArrivalHypocrisy
    2004
    Greg Watson4/30/2004
    The ArrivalHypocrisy
    2004
    Eric Compton2/10/2004
    VirusHypocrisy
    2005
    Eric Compton8/30/2005


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