End of Disclosure

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End of Disclosure
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Studio album by Hypocrisy
Released March 22, 2013
Studio Abyss studio
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 43:45
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Peter Tägtgren
Hypocrisy chronology
A Taste of Extreme Divinity
(2009)A Taste of Extreme Divinity2009
End of Disclosure
(2013)

End of Disclosure is the twelfth studio album by the Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy. The album was released on March 22, 2013. To promote the album, Nuclear Blast released the music video "Tales of Thy Spineless" on April 4.[1]

Background[edit]

Frontman Peter Tägtgren described End of Disclosure as a "back to basics" album.[2] He indicated that the album was written after reflecting on the preceding albums, for which he felt that the band "lost it". By contrast, Tägtgren described End of Disclosure as "straight to the point. It's more Hypocrisy than ever — the fast, the heavy, the epic."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
Decibel Magazine 6/10 stars[4]
Exclaim! 7/10 stars[5]
Peek from the Pit 8/10 stars[6]

The album received moderately positive reviews, with critics noting that the album would appeal to the band's fanbase but did not advance Hypocrisy's sound. Chris Dick, writing for Decibel Magazine, criticized End of Disclosure for its "potluck songwriting", which gave the impression that the album was "cycling through various stages of Hypocrisy's (and the Abyss's) repertoire, giving it a shiny, modern coat of paint and calling it an album".[4] Natalie Zed, writing for About.com, praised the album for the "menace and hostility" of its atmosphere but described it as "an album that revisits familiar themes rather than break[s] new ground".[3] Laura Wiebe, writing for Exclaim!, claimed that the album accomplished Peter Tägtgren's intended goal of going "back to basics", but also noted that the album generally "roll[ed] out more like a highlight reel of Hypocrisy's specialties".[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "End of Disclosure" 4:46
2. "Tales of Thy Spineless" 4:36
3. "The Eye" 5:41
4. "United We Fall" 4:50
5. "44 Double Zero" 4:27
6. "Hell Is Where I Stay" 4:34
7. "Soldier of Fortune" 4:51
8. "When Death Calls" 3:54
9. "The Return" 6:06
Total length: 43:45
Bonus Tracks
No. Title Note Length
10. "Living Dead"   3:51
11. "They Lie" Note 1 2:37
Total length: 50:13

Note[edit]

  1. ^Note 11 That song is a cover version from Beat the Bastards by The Exploited.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hypocrisy Tales Of Thy Spineless Video". Metal CallOut. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Hypocrisy Mainman Talks End Of Disclosure Album In New Video Interview". Blabbermouth.net. March 30, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Zed, Natalie. "Hypocrisy - End Of Disclosure Review". About.com. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Dick, Chris (May 2013). "Hypocrisy, End of Disclosure". Decibel Magazine (103): 88. 
  5. ^ a b Wiebe, Laura (April 3, 2013). "Hypocrisy End of Disclosure". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Azinas, Nick. "End of Disclosure - Hypocrisy (2013) Review". Peek from the Pit. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.