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Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King

PatBastard   (40 reviews)

Posted: 10/10/2008 | Comments: 14 | Rate:

It's all there: insanely complex drumming, over the top vocal performances, shredding guitars, clanky slapped bass and the complex arrangements. But what's not there is the Cryptopsy we've all grew upon and enjoyed before.

This is a Cryptopsy more concerned with experimenting with overused trends in an extremely stagnant metal scene today rather than doing what they do best and writing another killer album of technical death/grind metal.

The album plays out like an extreme mall metal record: generic breakdowns, "atmospheric" keyboards, awful cleanly sang vocals, and harsh verses with overly technical drumming. It honestly sounds like a mix of Dillinger Escape Plan, Bleeding Through, Mike Patton's out of key brother, and some lame mosh bands with little hints of older Cryptopsy thrown in not even for good measure.

All the elements of older Cryptopsy are dwarfed by the over abundance of crap that they've thrown into the songs. I get the point of trying new and exciting things with your formula, but when you stray far from the path, you end up fucking lost. It's also not going to help that Cryptopsy have completely disregarded their older fan base in favor of an extremely less devoted one that could move on to the next trend and leave them at the drop of a hat.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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Comments
penis so hard
4,367 Posts
29/M/NA
there isnt anything about dep on that shit.
Abide
1,137 Posts
35/M/NJ
when dude sings it reminds me of new DEP, and yes there are a few parts that also sound like it as well.

GK 9
7,574 Posts
34/M/PA
total. fucking. trash
I have no legs!
32,578 Posts
36/M/PA
Originally posted by: JoshTerrorsathan

total. fucking. trash

east bay grease
68,058 Posts
32/M/CA
Pat everytime I read one of your posts here I imagine you saying it in a pirate voice.
Abide
1,137 Posts
35/M/NJ
What makes you think I don't talk like that all the time?

Put that in your sock puppet and beat it.
Shark City
7,394 Posts
34/M/CA
Originally posted by: JoshTerrorsathan

total. fucking. trash

penis so hard
4,367 Posts
29/M/NA
Originally posted by: PatBastard

when dude sings it reminds me of new DEP, and yes there are a few parts that also sound like it as well.



new DEP is good, new cryptopsy sucks
ohh the carnage
1,119 Posts
36/M/PA
Similar Bands:

Bleeding Through

LOL
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
great album, cryptopsy's best since none so vile
I'm Old.
194 Posts
41/M/PA
What does "extreme mall metal record" mean? Something you'd hear in Hot Topic? I'm not down with these terms cause I'm old. I thought they sounded like Despised Icon.
vanilla gorilla
213,467 Posts
39/M/PA
Originally posted by: XSimsX

What does "extreme mall metal record" mean? Something you'd hear in Hot Topic? I'm not down with these terms cause I'm old. I thought they sounded like Despised Icon.



have you heard their old shit?
gary
62,973 Posts
31/M/NA
Originally posted by:cbrickhouse

Originally posted by: XSimsX

What does "extreme mall metal record" mean? Something you'd hear in Hot Topic? I'm not down with these terms cause I'm old. I thought they sounded like Despised Icon.



have you heard their old shit?


lol from what I can gather, that's a negatory
I have no legs!
8,504 Posts
33/M/FL
you could just tell by the album art that this album isn't something cryptopsy should be doing. haven't heard it yet.

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