Cryptopsy
Cryptopsy


4.0
excellent

Review

by trainofconsequence USER (15 Reviews)
March 14th, 2014 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A masterful return from a band seamingly in a dire position

Hailing from Canada, death metal act Cryptopsy rose to fame through the release of a string of technically outstanding albums. Following their first three efforts, the band's albums suffered a massive dive in quality. Until 2012, and the release of their eagerly anticipated self-titled effort, which promised a return to the visceral style of their earliest outings.

Cryptopsy is a 35-minute tangle of schizophrenic tempo changes and outstanding instrumentation. Two-Pound Torch showcases masterful guitar riffs and excellent bass work in a gruelling opener. Fans of the band will be happy to note that the insipid deathcore elements of predecessor The Unspoken King have been retracted from the musical cacophony.

This album stylistically falls somewhere between the all-encompassing madness of None So Vile and the more complex compositions of Whisper Supremacy. Ominous utilizes some glorious power-chord riffing and Flo Mounier's signature violent drumming to scalp the listener, whilst Red Skinned Scapegoat is maze of different riffs that tear through the audience like a knife through butter.

The one minor negative on this release is the lack of vocal variety. Whilst Matt McGachy sounds far more suited to the guttural grunts here than the high shrieks of his Cryptopsy debut, he sounds very monotonous. Despite this, he rips through lyric upon lyric in a cascade of insanity throughout this album.

Cryptopsy's eponymous album is a fantastic return to the frantic assault on the senses that their earliest works embodied. This is a cracking effort that marks a huge step forward for a band previously on a slippery slope.



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Subrick (4.5)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
trainofconsequence
March 14th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

first review in ages, not a great one but i need to get back into it

BigPleb
March 14th 2014


48267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Damn, you sure flip flopped on this one jac.

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BigPleb
March 14th 2014


48267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ye same! Lost its replay value, though.

BigPleb
March 14th 2014


48267 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The vocals are the main problem, just become so grating over a while.

trainofconsequence
March 14th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol jac neck this rulez my chode hard

trainofconsequence
March 14th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah jac i was in prison for 4 months so wasnt able to

MO
March 14th 2014


21194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good album

EJinHD
March 14th 2014


117 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

rip cryptopsy[2]



Heard 2 songs from this and knew I wouldn't like it. Those vocals are so obnoxious too

TheRubberbandMan
March 14th 2014


151 Comments


zZZ

emester
March 14th 2014


7863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cryptopsy is really missing something without Lord Worm

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2014


24105 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

yeah jac i was in prison for 4 months so wasnt able to




the fuck man. whatd you do? if you mind me asking



good review btw, album rips

FrozenVain
March 14th 2014


2906 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

still not none so vile

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trainofconsequence
March 14th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

harrasment mate, my ex was 14 and we split cuz someone asked her for nude pics so i smackef him, and then me and her argued. we are back togetrr now tho

wacknizzle
March 14th 2014


14449 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet album

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Ending
March 14th 2014


2172 Comments


Wow I didn't even know that this existed.

SlMBOLlC
March 14th 2014


5551 Comments


"lol jac neck this rulez my chode hard"

Yeah skele's back



SlMBOLlC
March 14th 2014


5551 Comments


Solid rev btw

trainofconsequence
March 15th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cheers sim

psyclonus
March 15th 2014


153 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good riffs, weak vocals



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