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Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg
Horrendous vocals from Mike DiSalvo (who left after this release) and cut-and-paste-riff songwriting condemn And Then You'll Beg to near the bottom of Cryptopsy's discography. Some of the individual riffs are cool, but good luck remembering any of them after the record ends.
Cryptopsy None So Live
It's a decent live record. The production isn't bad, and the performances aren't either. The only Cryptopsy release to feature Martin Lacroix on vocals, and he does a pretty good job. The songs are played more quickly than their recorded conterparts, and the highlight is Flo Mounier's lightning-speed drumming.
Satlah Satlah
Enjoyable klezmer jazz outing from the Daniel Zamir-led trio Satlah. A nice variety of energetic ("The Theme & Poem 16," "Poem 29") and quiet ("Poem 12b") material. Nothing groundbreaking, but this is a lot of fun. John Zorn guests on three songs.
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Grimy, dank, gory death metal record. Though the lo-fi production drowns the guitars too much, it adds an amateur, unclean air to the proceedings which is effective, adding to the disturbing nature of the lyrics and music.
Cryptopsy Once Was Not
A technically astounding but otherwise completely inept record. The songwriting is atrocious; each track consists of seemingly random riffs jammed one after another with no attempt at cohesion. The mix is bad; the guitars are too quiet, the vocals too loud. And, speaking of the vocals, Lord Worm's performance... he returns here after a multi-year break from the band, and, honestly, I think he does a pretty good job. None of None So Vile's insanely low vocals are here, but the rest of his repertoire is (the massive scream that closes "Adeste Infidelis"). Once Was Not can be summarized as such: great musicianship, poor everyth
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
Takes Coffins on Io's synth-driven sound in a more abstract direction. The drums are rollicking in odd times, the vocals are back in the mix, and the song structures are decidedly variegated. Whereas Coffins was, for the most part, accessible, this is a willfully difficult album, transplanting Coffins' '80s vibe to a surreal realm of muted blues and floating keys. Plastic House on Base of Sky is an idiosyncratic work, peculiar and effective.
John Zorn Nosferatu
Zorn's musical take on Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' tale is a wonderful listen. It features a number of genres: sax-shred ("The Battle of Good and Evil"), soft jazz ("Lucy"), and dub ("Stalker Dub") among them. Some of the music doesn't fit the story's narrative (a relaxing jazz piece for Renfield?) but this is nonetheless a strong effort.

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  • danielcardoso oh thanks buddy :]
    June 11 03:54 PM
  • danielcardoso hey buddy do you know where i can find acoustic shards on the internet? i don't remember it being on youtube last time i looked for it, and i couldn't find a decent download too.
    June 10 02:44 AM
  • Britch2tiger Greetings fellow account! I noticed how you have a high percentage of jazz under your profile. From an account w/ a tuned ear, what are some qualities that differ "good" jazz as opposed to "bad" jazz? Any help would be appreciated. Have a glorious evening!
    February 5 02:13 AM
  • MyNameIsPencil Ohhh okay fair enough then haha
    December 27 12:14 AM
  • MyNameIsPencil Ohh. My mistake then. Although now I have to ask why do that when your main account's soundoffs are still there but whatever I guess
    December 26 12:43 PM

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