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5.0 out of 5 stars Slit your wallet... and buy it !!!!, 1 Aug. 2006
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This review is from: None So Vile (Audio CD)
Cryptopsy's second outing is a masterpiece in the realm of death metal.
I am sure there are many readers out there who haven't heard the album, and are wondering if all this boot licking is truly justified? Well, all I can say is go out, buy the album, and put it on. Put it on again. Then put it on again. This should be enough listen's to get over the sheer brutality of it all, then sit back and take in all the little nuances it throws up (quite literally) at you.
Lord worm may have the kind of moniker that drags death metal down to the ridiculous in the eyes of the non-metal world, but he does have the most guttural voice you'll hear this side of Suffocation. His voice is just awesome. Some of the stuff he biles up is actually scary. His ability to scream and growl back to back should be applauded for its own sake. The only drag is that it makes it a little dirge like when you really want to hear some words. But hey, who cares when you have the music to back it right up to the blood soaked hilt.
Flo Mounier's drumming is perhaps, on this album, the most perfect example of blast beat, snare bashing the death metal scene has ever heard. The fills and rolls he produces are mind blowing, and the odd "out of time" clicks and bangs that abound on each track just make it a mad one to behold. (You'll realise why you have to listen to it a good few times to appreciate now). I admit, on my very first listening, it sounded a mess. But I'm always slow on the uptake with new albums. Hell I thought Legion by Deicide was messy when I very first heard it !!
But no, with a little perseverance it becomes a thing of dark beauty.
There are also little bass pings ands slaps thrown in here there and every where for fun too (kind of reminiscent of Steve DiGorgio's odd bass moments).
The riffs are memorable (after a few listens) and the guitar work is also top notch.
The production is excellent, so with a decent sound system you'll hear everything perfectly.
The opening sample just makes the album, coupled with the way it just opens the first tune like a shell out of a howitzer.
For fans of Nile, Decapitated and (current) Vital Remains etc. for technicality and sheer musicianship.
For fans of Brutal Truth, Napalm Death, etc. and all hard hitting mega extreme metal everywhere.
It's just nuts!! Long live None So Vile!!
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