Cryptosis Bionic Swarm
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WatchItExplode
March 26th 2021


8633 Comments


Furious riffage, limp-wristed weedles. They don't even really need the solos, but they need to be a lot better if they going to include them

DDDeftoneDDD
March 26th 2021


16923 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hey this is pre cool.

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bloc
March 26th 2021


65087 Comments


Gonna assume this is tech as fuck

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TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2021


15866 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks guys!



It's techy bloc, but it's more about the sci-fi atmosphere and the way these guys add other layers to their thrash formula.



I'm glad you love it Asleep ;)



"Agree with your assessment of the lead guitars btw. I don't see Laurens Houvast becoming a new Dave Davidson just yet but I do think he is capable of much more adventurous soloing."

Yeah, but as I said, it's just a minor detail, with no relevant impact on the band's music.



"They don't even really need the solos, but they need to be a lot better if they going to include them"

Agreed. The solos are not an essential element in the lads' songwriting.



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DDDeftoneDDD
March 26th 2021


16923 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I listened to the first few songs and seemed cool. More thrash than techdeath as the cover suggests ahah. Still proficient! Will be back for the wholrle thing fs.

Azog
March 26th 2021


435 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

On paper I should probably hate this.



But no, this actually is pretty cool stuff I'm hearing.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2021


15866 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Legend has it that the goblins of Moria have always had good taste.

The lads have a thrash core, no doubt D. I hope it grows on you. Easily one of the best albums within the genre I've heard in recent years.

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2021


13938 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

Kind of want to imagine how this would’ve been received had it been released 20-30 years ago. Might seem slightly hyperbolic, but this has the potential to set a new bar for the genre.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2021


15866 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Their hybrid approach will probably become a reference for the genre. I wouldn't be surprised if in the next couple of years a few bands with a similar style sprout up.

Veldin
March 27th 2021


4305 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Gonna assume this is tech as fuck"

It was actually refreshing that this wasn't overly technical. I love techdeath, but with every band trying to out-wiz the last, it's cool to hear an album that focuses on sexy riffage and cool atmosphere.

Nocte
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2021


13938 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

I don’t mind the tweedle here.

Funeralopolis
March 27th 2021


14498 Comments


Seen the front page and thought this was a new Cryptopsy fuuuuck.

DDDeftoneDDD
March 27th 2021


16923 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

now blasting on headphones m/

ChaoticVortex
March 27th 2021


1139 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I remember these guys being a rather run-on-the-mill thrash band but goddamn this album shreds hard. Amazing with a little bit of brave genre-mixing can do to your songwriting.

rodrigo90
March 27th 2021


6736 Comments


*Insert meme of Mr Bean copying Obscura*

LaughingSkull
March 27th 2021


685 Comments


"More than a stylistic leap, Bionic Swarm is a full creative rebirth."

buuut... isn't this these guys' FIRST album?

LaughingSkull
March 27th 2021


685 Comments


oops double comment

nash1311
March 27th 2021


2246 Comments


This is a bit out of my wheelhouse stylistically, but the vocals make this really difficult to slog through. The musicianship is ace though

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YellowVoid
March 27th 2021


25 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My least favorite genres, Thrash and Tech. However, I actually enjoyed this. Was even leaning towards a 4.0, but the last few songs fell off (for me at least).

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dogdaysunrise1
March 27th 2021


48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

After a quick listen I bought this, great album! Thanks, excellent review!



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