Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy

Releasedate: 11 September 2012
Label: Self-released

By: Wouter
Cryptopsy, the legendary death metal band from Canada, will release their seventh album. The previous album, ‘The Unspoken King’ was not received very well. Probably because of their change in style to deathcore. But on this selt-titled album, the band goes back to death metal, so don’t get fooled.

Fans of Cryptopsy will like this record ten times better than ‘The Unspoken King’ for sure. There are some typical Cryptopsy-riffs and -breaks here and there. But I’m afraid these are the moments that stand out in comparisation to the rest of the music. For instance, Crytopsy tries to create a melancholic atmosphere, but it doesn’t work out very well because it suddenly stops. They’ve also added some jazzy riffs. It’s like they combined all their ideas in every single song. The songs lose their structure and their own sound because of this. Therefore everything sounds sort of similiar. That’s a shame because it definatly had some potential.

Even if you didn’t like the previous album, I would say you should give this new effort a try. The opening song, ‘Two-Pound Torch’, for example is a great death metal track. It’s a decent album for sure. Nevertheless, I think the album in it’s entirely becomes a blur with potentially good ideas.

Rating: 6,5/10
1. Two-Pound Torch
2. Shag Harbour’s Visitors
3. Red-Skinned Scapegoat
4. Damned Draft Dodgers
5. Amputated Enigma
6. The Golden Square Mile
7. Ominous
8. Cleansing the Hosts