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Mekkalayakay
December 24th 2005



167 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It's like listening to death metal and then listenng to rap a few minutes later. You listen to them in completely different ways. You look for different things. Completely different. And they have talent in completely different ways. That is my best explanation for this album. This album is incredibly different. Not just from any Cryptopsy album, but from a lot of technical death metal in general.
A thing I really enjoyed about this album was how well they did at building up a song before just exploding. For example, Carrionshine, up to the point where Flo does the double blasts. The brutality in specific sections like that is amazing. Even though many disagree, I think the production only enhances this album.


Mekkalayakay
December 24th 2005



167 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Maybe Worm didn't have par vocals on this album. In fact, I don't know what happened to him. But I was very impressed with his high pitched screams throughout the album. His gut spilling low growl may be gone, but he's still got the scream.
Iliketoplaydrums is right, you have to look past Worm's vocals. And again, this album took a very long time for me to get back into it.
I can see why you could dislike this album, I know where anybody would come from with that, but to see so many users at this site actually almost despise the album, it surprises me.

Anyway. Peace out nuckas.

And also, why can't I make longer comments? It won't let me.

Shadows
Moderator
December 24th 2005



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Saying that there's no possible way for it to grow on me was a little stupid, obviously I could get used to it over time. It does have instances that I enjoy such as Carrionshine or parts of The Pestilence, but overall I couldn't get into it. In the end the thing that disappointed me was that the riffs didn't catch my attention and the overwhelming chaotic feel is gone, which were what made Cryptopsy so much better then other death metal bands.

I don't despise the album. It has it's moments, but overall I don't think it's that great. The vocals were another aspect of the band that held them over other death bands, so when Worm's voice changed to this, it had a huge impact on what I thought of them. It's hard to look past the vocals in this situation.This Message Edited On 12.24.05

Shadows
Moderator
December 24th 2005



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm editing the part about the production. It really doesn't bother me.

The character limit on comments really needs to be longer.

masada
February 8th 2006



2733 Comments


I listened to "Adeste Infedelis" on their MySpace.

It was horrible.

Shadows
Moderator
February 8th 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I've grown to really like the music.

Unfortunately, the video for The Pestilence was laughable. Plus Eric has dreads that make him look like he was in Korn.

Seraphim
May 28th 2006



20 Comments


It's fun to listen to... I have to be in the right mood for it though. However, I do agree entirely with your pros and cons. The main reason I started and continuing to sparsely listen to Cryptopsy is for Flo Mounier... and I'm Canadian, as are they so... ^_^

Carrionshine
May 29th 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love this album.I get chills everytime the intro comes in because I know I'm in for one hell of a ride.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2006



16081 Comments


Hmm, this was dissapointing when I heard it. I'll relisten before I rate it, but I came into this aftr None So Vile, so maybe I was just underwhelmed.

Killtacular
July 14th 2006



1314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I like this loads better than, say, And Then You'll Beg.

White_Trash_Hardcore
March 4th 2007



29 Comments


in all honsetly i liked this album but before people hate me this was the first cryptopsy album i had ever heard i thought it was cool and sorta all over the place in ways i highly enjoyed it and then after i got a hold of "None So Vile" i realized there was deffinentley a change but as a fan of death metal i still enjoyed this album highly even though its a diffrent step from there previous/better work oh and a side note everyone complains about the guitarist on this how he isnt god as previous guitarist Jon Levasseur well in all actually every song on this alum was written by Jon Levasseur exept the first track so i look at it that cryptopsy was changing up there style a bit

antihippy
March 28th 2007



696 Comments


i read in an interview that lord worm was trying to cross his style with disalvo. so maybe that didn't turn out too well.

i only heard pestilence, but i like it. nothing compared to none so vile's stuff, but still good.

BroRape
February 26th 2008



803 Comments


keeping the cadaver dogs busy pwns.

Hawks
March 29th 2008



34492 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is awesome. Its probably my second favorite after None So Vile. Flo is a monster.

Digging: Equilibrium - Erdentempel

silentrevelation
May 8th 2008



2 Comments


Looking at their picture's now, I can't help but think. WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED? However, I must admit the song Worship Your Demons is pretty killer. But c'mon.

Hawks
May 8th 2008



34492 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is probably going to be the last album that i will like from Cryptopsy. I think the new album is going to blow, but im still going to check it out.

rattlehead42147
October 26th 2008



1345 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

way more filler than needed and the songs start to blend together (not in a good way) around the halfway point.

KILL
November 12th 2009



70599 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the pestilence that walketh in darkness is beautiful hahahahahaha

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

bloc
November 29th 2009



34679 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lousy vocals....

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

gutturalmaster
January 18th 2010



170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Excellent death metal album; songwriting and quality are perfect...very brutal



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