Cryptopsy
Whisper Supremacy


4.5
superb

Review

by SlMBOLlC USER (14 Reviews)
August 6th, 2013 | 47 replies | 1,083 views


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: As good as NSV, apart from vox

2 of 9 thought this review was well written

We all know Cryptopsy. They’re the guys that made None So Vile and this sputnik so yeah you know them.

Following the legendary NSV, Lord Worm and Cryptopsy parted ways so Lord Worm could regain power from the blood of infants. As a band that could’ve gotten any one of a hundred good dm vocalists, they went to 90’s metalcore reject Mike DiSalvo. Now DiSalvo is easily the most hated aspect of Whisper Supremacy, with his “I wanted to try out for Botch but I guess dm it is” style not gelling with the out and out brutal assault of the instruments. However vox aside, the rest of the band is in tip top shape dishing out brutality and insanity on more or less the same level as NSV. Probs even better, I mean had Lord Worm been on the mike (haha), this may have even equalled NSV, who knows?

First things first this album is redonkulously heavy. So heavy, in fact, that I had to refill my petrol tank FIVE TIMES when listening to this on the way home. It’s simply skull crushing stuff mates, exactly what Cryptopsy are remembered for. I was walking home and this drop bear launched a devo assault but I pulled out whisper supremacy and well *** drop bear: 1 me: 0, but at least I rec’d him a good album. This does, however, repel hoop snakes but drop bears are god tier so yeah sorry Jac and Lloyd but you’re ***ed

As mentioned instrumentals on this rule. They are on top of their game and to be honest Flo isn’t a human inb4 “Gene Hoglan is better” no he isn’t Flo transcends dm drumming much like Reinart but Flo blasts harder therefore >. The guitarists are also bringing the brutal but in a good way. Whisper is definitely more technical than NSV but isn’t over the top wank a la Planetary Duality. Bassist also goes pretty hard as well, which is necessary if you’re gonna keep up with Levasseur and co. This is, instrumentally, defs on par with NSV and to those that say it isn’t I say ok but you’re wrong.

Downside? Vox. More like cox cause this is really a ***ty performance compared to what this album deserves. I mean DiSalvo (sounds like a shortened “Dicks All Over” :D) tries hard but man when metalcore guys are on dm vox *** is never gonna go down well. And well if my titties weren’t already stiff in frustration with this dude he tries to pull a Lorm Worm impersonation 10 seconds from the end of album highlight “Cold Hate, Warm Blood” like it actually sounds like he begins a “Crown of Horns” cover but the rest of the band tells him to shut the *** up so he fades out. Seriously checkit

HOWEVER the ability to overlook DiSalvo’s vocals “performance” reveals an awesome album that combines the over the top assault of NSV with technicality that serves its purpose. Vox suck but yeh I’ve covered that.
Honestly if you liked NSV or brutal dm in general you owe it tou yourself to check this cause past the vocals it is a really high standard of dm.
4.3/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

srsly why disalvo

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


try harder

SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Try harder"

I don't get it?



tempest--
August 6th 2013



13209 Comments


bad attempt at a kill style review would prob neg but what's the point album rocks the jazzy intro to cold hate, warm blood is m/

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How is it kill I dibr Don't get it I just Tried to add a bit of humour and stopped taking things so seriously I also try to back up my point as well so I don't understand

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


its one of the worst reviews ive ever read as well but yeah i dont neg so hope you enjoyed your pos

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


i have some advice for you


dont try to be funny
you can still make good reviews that try to be funny but they generally make more effort than swearing a lot and using terms like dicks

SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The swearing was a way of conveying emotion!

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


u have shit emotion then transcend keaanu reeves or something idk

ViperAces
August 6th 2013



12408 Comments


this is kinda akward :/

SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And I wasn't Trying to be funny I just didn't think About what I was going to write too much I just go with the flow.

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


well then try to be funny

SlMBOLlC
August 6th 2013



5008 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You're not my real dad

amemento
August 6th 2013



1425 Comments


someone changed their pos to a neg and it wasnt me

BigPleb
August 6th 2013



36058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Horrid vox, good riffs m/

Digging: Arc Iris - Arc Iris

NagasakiBombers
August 6th 2013



25 Comments


To The Reviewer

It was Lord Worm at the end of Cold Hate,Warm Blood. He was also on Loathe for a cameo and wrote the lyrics to a couple of the songs here

DirEnRefused
August 6th 2013



2168 Comments


seriously, why are you trying so hard? just write like a normal human being.

NagasakiBombers
August 6th 2013



25 Comments


" if you liked NSV or brutal dm in general "

Cryptopsy have never been brutal death metal, they're tech-death/old school-dm

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2013



14082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Downside? Vox. More like cox"

Oh my, I'm in stitches.

Digging: We Will Fail - Verstrung

BigPleb
August 6th 2013



36058 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

JAC :D



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