The Arrival is the ninth studio album released by Hypocrisy in 2004. It is the last album to feature long-time drummer Lars Szöke. The song, "Eraser" was made as a video. The album was also released in a strictly limited boxset (cat.-no. NB 1230-5) containing "The Arrival", eight postcards and a bonus DVD featuring Hypocrisy's complete live show at Summer Breeze Festival 2002.
Dan Swanö (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7-9) and Silenoz (track 5) wrote lyrics for the album. The band wrote lyrics to the track 2 and Tägtgren also wrote lyrics to the tracks 4-6.