Sweden’s Hypocrisy, along with label Nuclear Blast, have announced this week that as a result of the success of the band’s new album “End of Disclosure,” the first two full-length albums from the death metal outfit will be reissued as a 2-CD set remastered with additional bonus tracks. Disc 1 will feature “Penetralia” with additional live tracks, with disc 2 featuring “Osculum Obscenum” with live tracks.
Originally released in late 1992, “Penetralia” was Hypocrisy’s first release on Nuclear Blast, and was the only album to feature the band as a 5-piece unit, with Witchery/Dark Funeral vocalist Masse Broberg as the band’s frontman. This album as been highlighted for its obvious American death metal influence, due to Peter Tägtgren’s recent return to Sweden after spending time in Florida with Phil Fasciana of Malevolent Creation.
“Osculum Obscenum” was originally released in 1993, and still featured Broberg on vocals, but saw Hypocrisy utilize a 4-piece line-up, with Tägtgren handling all guitar duties. In a departure from their first album, “Osculum Obscenum” is noted as having more of a blend of black metal, as opposed to American death metal. The title, roughly translated, is Latin for ‘ocscene kiss,’ in reference to osculum infame, a ritual wherein a witch kisses the Devil in greeting.
This “Penetralia + Osculum Obscenum” 2-CD release will be released in limited quantities on 12 July via Nuclear Blast.
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