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Hypocrisy: Worship

Swedish Death Metal veterans Hypocrisy have returned with Worship, an album that has been beamed down from an alien spacecraft in a conspiracy between front man and founding member Peter Tägtgren, the CIA and the aliens themselves. Well at least that’s the way it feels anyway. Hypocrisy are no strangers to conspiracy theories and Worship definitely draws on the current conspiracy rich environment we are currently living within. Drawing on topics like the recent apparent admission of federal agencies in the USA that UFOs are in fact real as well as the global health crisis we have all been forced to deal with and the various shady elements involved in all of that.

Hypocrisy formed way back in 1990 after Peter returned from Florida having witnessed the amazing early Death Metal scene there. This of course inspired him to create his own homegrown Swedish version of the sound he had fallen in love with and Hypocrisy was the outcome. Worship is the band's fourteenth full length album and the band sounds as fresh and vibrant as ever. The music definitely has a classic Melodic Death Metal vibe to it and the production also feels vintage in the best possible way. Worship kicks off with the title track and it’s in absolutely excellent form. Melodic acoustic guitars play a triumphal riff before being doubled in harmony. When the heavy guitars and the band come in, it's instantly epic, powerful and charging forward in unrelenting Death Metal gloriousness. “Chemical Whore” covers the topic of societies over prescribed medical issues that create a cycle of dependence on pharmaceutical companies all done again with great classic Melodic Death Metal grandeur. “Greedy Bastards” talks about the greed of the governments around the world and how they manipulate us for their own ends. Again the straight forward riffing and power work perfectly here too. “The Dead World” which deals with illuminati and black-ops related subjects was actually written with Peter’s son but somewhat shelved until Peter decided to revive the band once again and so included it on this album. Another killer straight to the point track. The album is full of great stuff like this and manages to create a very cool sinister atmosphere throughout, during both the fast-paced numbers and the slower doomier ones, while also sounding epic and triumphant at times as well. All contained within unpretentious, direct to the jugular, classic-sounding Melodic Death Metal.

For a band this deep into their career, Hypocrisy are showing that they are still as relevant and killer as they ever were and also compared to the current crop. This album will definitely appeal to any fans of classic Melodic Death Metal, especially with that Swedish edge to it, but also to fans of the more modern sound too.


HYPOCRISY is:
Peter Tägtgren (Lead Guitar & Vocals)
Mikael Hedlund (Bass Guitar)
Reidar “Horgh” Horghagen (Drums).


Tracklist:
1. Worship 4:43
2. Chemical Whore 5:19
3. Greedy Bastards 4:03
4. Dead World 4:09
5. We're The Walking Dead 5:19
6. Brotherhood Of The Serpent 4:23
7. Children Of The Gray 5:16
8. Another Day 3:11
9. They Will Arrive 4:25
10. Bug In The Net 4:51
11. Gods Of The Underground 4:48

Added: January 15th 2022
Reviewer: Benjamin Dudai
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Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 50
Language: english

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