"Hypocrisy" is a melodic death metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren. Their style has been described as "atmospheric death metal." The lyrics in their early stages were Anti-Christian/Satanic, but are now focused on lyrical themes such as the paranormal and aliens. Their latest album, ''Virus'', contains lyrics of a more typical death metal nature, dealing with violence, insanity, drug addiction and emotional struggles.
Hypocrisy's current label is Nuclear Blast. The band's style has drifted from a traditional death metal sound on their early albums to a more melodic death metal sound later on, arguably incorporating some elements from nü metal and thrash metal in recent years, though the band's overall style has always been far from nü metal or thrash metal. In general, Hypocrisy can be seen as an amalgamation of different styles of metal, with a predominantly death metal/melodic death metal sound.
*Peter Tägtgren - Vocals / Guitar / Synth(The Abyss, Pain (Swe), ex- Bloodbath, ex- Lock Up, ex- Algaion, ex-Marduk)
*Andreas Holma - Guitar
*Mikael Hedlund - Bass (The Abyss)
*Horgh - Drums (ex-Grimfist, Immort...
|years active||1990 - present|
|music genre|| Death metal|
Melodic death metal (recent)
|current members|| Peter Tägtgren|