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Cryptopsy

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The unstoppable Montreal killing machine, CRYPTOPSY, has wreaked havoc throughout the extreme metal genre for more than a decade, but in 2008 the band has returned stronger than ever. CRYPTOPSY have ultimately crafted their career defining release, The Unspoken King, which could quite possibly also be their most brutal, yet dynamic offering.

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  • Audio CD (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Revolution Harmony
  • ASIN: B0093Q9382
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Cryptopsy brings the old sickness back. Cohesion aren't what these songs are about; they re attempts at death by exhaustion. When Cryptopsy go full speed, it sounds like they re racing each other into a giant meat grinder, on motor bikes, and that they all have rabies and advanced degrees in jazz composition - --Metalsucks

A welcome return for the Canadian masters of vicious technical fury --Terrorizer

A startlingly intense and memorably brutal self-titled album. Surely the most solid collection of tech-death songs released in 2012 --Outburn

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During the past twenty years, Cryptopsy have wreaked havoc throughout the metal genre by releasing six studio albums, a live album, and an EP; all of which have confronted and invigorated the conventional approach to writing extreme music. Now in 2012, Cryptopsy return to their roots in order to craft their newest endeavor. The band has said that Cryptopsy will be their most brutal, technical and dynamic offering as of yet.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form 10 Dec 2012
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OK, I'm going to keep this short - my favourite albums before this one are None So Vile, and Once Was Not. I was massively disappointed with The Unspoken King, and was expecting more of the same with this release. However, they've released one of my favourite releases of 2012 here.

Cryptopsy is very well recorded, is full of technicality, some great riffage and some nice harmony. Oh, and no deathcore vocals!

Get hold of this one, and make sure you put it on nice and loud.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Definition of Redemption. 7 Oct 2012
By C. Nile Dementia - Published on Amazon.com
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Cryptopsy have long been one of my personal favorite Death Metal bands, with Blasphemy Made Flesh and None So Vile among my favorite albums in the entire sub-genre (and when you're as rabid of a Death Metal fan as I am, picking favorites is not an easy task by any stretch of the means). So after 2008's The Unspoken King (which will forever be known as Cryptopsy's Cold Lake) ,and the feelings of betrayal and disappointment that it brought to pretty much all of Cryptopsy's main fanbase, I was more than apprehensive when news of this album first surfaced on the ole' interwebs. Could the band recover lost ground and make an album that could stand up to their classic period? Could they prove that jumping on the Deathcore bandwagon was a one time misstep? In my opinion, that would be a wholehearted yes.

Everything I love about Cryptopsy is here (except for Lord Worm *sigh*). The insanely technical musicianship that still manages to sound natural enough to not make me want to shove a pencil in my ear (Cough..Brain Drill..Cough...ahem), the occasional Jazz freakouts that are much more prevalent here than on previous albums, the actually sophisticated lyrical content that never lacks potency ("Read-Skinned Scapegoat" easily has some of my favorite Cryptopsy lyrics since "Slit Your Guts").

The album's eight tracks and 35 min. run time are a testament to what Tech Death is meant to sound like and a much needed shot at redemption to show the fans that Cryptopsy are back and aren't pulling any punches (One can only hope Morbid Angel bounce back this well). Only time will tell if Cryptopsy are back for good but one thing is certain; Cattle Decap definitely has some competition for Death Metal album of the year. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic and BRUTAL 16 Dec 2012
By Aaron Cohn - Published on Amazon.com
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In my opinion, this album is Cryptopsy's best work to date. The production quality is top notch, and so is the music. It is my favorite album of 2012, and it is without a doubt the most brutal metal album I have ever heard. It's hard not to be absolutely floored by the sheer technical brilliance on display in this album. The band is extremely tight. To start, the drumming is ridiculous. As a drummer myself, I hate it when I hear someone blasting through an entire album. It would seem that Flo feels the same way. Thanks to the constantly changing rhythms of the guitars, Flo is able to produce drum parts which are far more interesting than that. The clearly audible bass parts are another huge plus. The bass comes through very cleanly and audibly adds to the music rather than staying in the background. The vocals are mostly indecipherable growling with the occasional howling scream. They remind me a bit of their old album None So Vile, which is one of my all-time favorite metal albums. I also love the guitars on this album. The mix of crunching chords along with fast picking and mean sounding harmonies just makes this album sound so clean. It is never difficult to hear exactly what's going on with the guitars. Finally, every song is worth listening to. Each one has its own feel and memorable moments which distinguish it from the rest, and the album contains no filler. Cryptopsy is mind-bogglingly brutal from start to finish and still manages to be very dynamic and interesting. I would vote this as best metal album of the year.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good return to form from the Montreal marauders 3 Jan 2013
By A. Stutheit - Published on Amazon.com
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Cryptopsy's last album, 2008's "The Unspoken King," was widely panned for being too inconsistent and trendy-sounding. But four years following that brief and unwelcome foray into deathcore territory, the Canadian quintet storm back onto the scene sounding as strong as ever with a brand new full-length, their seventh. Typically, a self-titled album usually marks a watershed release of sorts for a band -- the one album where they started down a fairly experimental path, and/or ventured into a stylistic musical change in some way. But in Cryptopsy's case, it marks a simple return to form. 2012's "Cryptopsy" flushes all of the sour memories of "Unspoken King" down the crapper, as it is a textbook return to studded form for the band. This is a very technical death metal record played at grindcore-worthy speeds and intensities. Suffice it to say, it bubbles over with acrobatic guitar picking (including memorable riffs and technical solos), breakneck drumming, fast bass lines, unique and contagious grooves, and brutal vocals.

The album begins with a surprisingly slow and ominous intro. This, then, slams into a full-on, decapitating assault of deft, technical, slapped bass lines, blasting drums, and racing guitars (including a careening yet simultaneously fairly melodic solo). Plenty of brutal and monstrous vocals are included in "Two Pound Torch," as well. "Shag Harbour's Visitors" works similarly, with an ominously melodic guitar intro before slamming into Cryptopsy's usual brutal mayhem, full of thunderous blast beats, motoring double bass kicks, and piercing pig squeal vocals. Moving right along, "Red-Skinned Scapegoat" is highlighted by a technical bass solo and two melodic guitar solos -- with the second one being one of the best of guitarist Jon Levasseur's career. The tune also adopts a jazzy breakdown later on, complete with ethereal guitar strumming and melodic bass work. Other highlights include the hefty, bullying, chugging riffs, chunky, lurching breakdowns, grumbling bass notes, ascending guitar solo, and brutal pig squeals of "Amputated Enigma"; the catchy, staccato riffing and interlocking machine-gun fast double bass blasts of "The Golden Square Mile"; and the strong, driving bass work (including grumbling bass grooves, noteworthy bass intro, and bass interludes/mini solos) heard throughout the aptly-entitled "Ominous."

True, there are a few other Cryptopsy offerings that need to be picked up before this one ("None So Vile" and/or "Whisper Supremacy," anyone?), but once you have those (and you do have those, right?), there should be nothing that stands in your way of getting this self-titled affair. "Cryptopsy" might not be the band's most groundbreaking installment in Cryptopsy's discography, but it is certainly a strong one, and one that is very likely to satisfy all of their fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reclaiming The Throne 22 Nov 2012
By Scott Rosenbluth - Published on Amazon.com
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Crypropsy deserve the courtesy of a pardon or two after a couple sub-par albums, obviously based on the strength of really None So Vile and Whisper Supremacy. But if this album, a self titled effort, was anything less good than And Then You'll Beg, Cryptopsy would've lost a lot of fans and backers. Thank Satan that this album not only lives up to the band's reputation, but rivals the classics for best of their career! The heaviness is cranked way back up, in everything from vocals, to overall production and song structure! This is definitely the band we all fell in love with way back when, but transmogrified to fit this lineup and time. Tech-death as a genre seems to have taken a hit this year with only releases by Gorod, Faceless and Nile justifying it's existence. But the unspoken Kings have most certainly reclaimed the throne and bashed back with everything they have. Don't even think about clean vocals or overtly melodic guitars, this is a new exercise in actual death metal ferocity. Flo mangles your torso with inhuman drumming. Jon shows you something new with the guitar. And Matt's vocals are devastating. This is the greatness of Cryptopsy, the band you show your friends as being the heaviest ever! Fantastic comeback, and excellent album!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in a long time! 30 Mar 2014
By .44cal Brain Surgery - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the best Cryptopsy album since Whisper Supremacy which is an all time landmark album in the field of extreme metal. BUY it!
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