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Release date: 23 May 2008
Style: Deathcore

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01. Worship Your Demons
02. The Headsmen
03. Silence The Tyrants
04. Bemoan The Martyr
05. Leach
06. The Plagued
07. Resurgence Of An Empire
08. Anoint The Dead
09. Contemplate Regicide
10. Bound Dead
11. (Exit) The Few

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Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Matt McGachy - vocals
Maggie Durand - keyboards, samples
Alex Auburn - guitars, vocals
Christian Donaldson - guitars
Florent "Flo" Mounier - drums, backing vocals
Eric Langlois - bass

Staff review by
jupitreas

Rating:
N/A
In what is likely to be the single most shocking event on the scene this year, longtime brutal death metal stalwarts Cryptopsy decided to reinvent themselves as crazy jacks-of-all-trades for their latest release, The Unspoken King. Nevertheless, this album shouldn't get buried by the chaos that will certainly ensue amongst old fans and other more orthodox death metal types. This is because it is just too good to be mired by ridiculous genre discussions.

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published 17.04.2008 | Comments (122)

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
5.0
Cryptopsy are a household name when it comes to brutal death metal, and for five albums over the past fourteen years that is exactly what they delivered. Until now. Lord Worm is out of the band, replaced by metalcore vocalist Matt McGachy and for the first time in the band's history a keyboard player, Maggie Durand, is introduced to the ranks. Musically Cryptopsy are a completely different band, shedding their brutal death metal skins and wriggling towards the metalcore whilst still keeping some technical death metal ties.

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published 22.04.2008 | Comments (16)

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elekctric - 10.02.2010 at 17:26  
Rating: 7 Except for the shock it wasn't all terrible ....
wormdrink414 - 12.02.2010 at 06:13  
Rating: 7 Ugh. It was insulting from start to finish. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I picked this gem up (two days ago). I should probably actually read these reviews.
elekctric - 12.02.2010 at 17:30  
Rating: 7 Well i don't own it lol
elekctric - 12.02.2010 at 17:31  
Rating: 7 Downloaded hehe .... never bought ... but i own all the rest...
JohnWayneGacy666 - 22.03.2010 at 10:27  
  Cryptopsy epic fail on this album suprisingly though Worship your demons is one of their best songs
JD - 05.05.2010 at 13:41  
Rating: 8 I think nobody agree with me but i like this album...
Tatras - 09.06.2010 at 14:40  
Rating: 2 Pathetic album. From so great technical death metal to some deathcore
qlacs - 26.07.2010 at 21:18  
  Ratings above 5 shouldn't be taken seriously.
MeloDeathViking - 26.08.2010 at 21:33  
Rating: 7
Written by qlacs on 26.07.2010 at 21:18

Ratings above 5 shouldn't be taken seriously.


really? That's right! People aren't allowed to have their own opinions and tastes around here...my bad, I forgot.
vezzy - 26.08.2010 at 21:52  
Rating: 3 All opinions are equal, but some opinions are more equal than others.

It's kind of ridiculous to give this an 8, but no biggie.
Mixhell - 19.12.2010 at 23:01  
Rating: 1 The worst ever
qui_killer - 09.02.2011 at 20:27  
Rating: 4 Maybe the biggest letdown in Death Metal history :'(
Troy Killjoy - 02.03.2011 at 22:24  
  I definitely wouldn't refer to this as a good album (regardless of style).

What makes it bad is not only the fact that it's such a fall from grace, but that it's so far below mediocre in several respects, especially given the new genre it's limited to (not a shot at all deathcore in case you want to call me out on that).

That being said, the drumming is still decent. That is literally the only positive I can find in this album.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.03.2011 at 11:27  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.03.2011 at 22:24

I definitely wouldn't refer to this as a good album (regardless of style).

What makes it bad is not only the fact that it's such a fall from grace, but that it's so far below mediocre in several respects, especially given the new genre it's limited to (not a shot at all deathcore in case you want to call me out on that).

That being said, the drumming is still decent. That is literally the only positive I can find in this album.


You got it all all wrong this album is way superior to anything they have released before. Which was just mindless brutal death metal for brutality's sake.
Vivi' - 03.03.2011 at 11:59  
  'New' doesn't equal 'good'.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.03.2011 at 13:01  
Rating: 7
Written by Vivi' on 03.03.2011 at 11:59

'New' doesn't equal 'good'.


But here it does
RavenKing - 04.03.2011 at 02:22  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.03.2011 at 11:27

Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.03.2011 at 22:24

I definitely wouldn't refer to this as a good album (regardless of style).

What makes it bad is not only the fact that it's such a fall from grace, but that it's so far below mediocre in several respects, especially given the new genre it's limited to (not a shot at all deathcore in case you want to call me out on that).

That being said, the drumming is still decent. That is literally the only positive I can find in this album.


You got it all all wrong this album is way superior to anything they have released before. Which was just mindless brutal death metal for brutality's sake.


I know what you nean by "mindless Brutal Death Metal for brutality's sake" but I surely wouldn't say this album is a step in the right direction. This album fucking sucks.
Heka69 - 26.03.2011 at 13:07  
  Oh my god this was bad.
SymphonyImpaled - 01.06.2011 at 12:29  
Rating: 2 This album is so hilariously bad. My Ex bought this for me a while back. She comes in and says "Here i got the new Cryptopsy album, thought you might like it" i thought hey why not. I put it in my cd player, halfway through the first song i stopped and said "i thought you said Cryptopsy" then i saw the album case and i got that feeling in my gut like a girl just cheated on me. So i decided to give it a full listen. When the last song ended i laughed hysterically, pulled it out of the stereo, and threw it out the window. In retrospect it would have been more useful as kindling or something.
Even for deathcore this is utter Turdwash but, as aforementioned, at least theres still good drumming.
Daydream Nation - 03.06.2011 at 18:07  
 
Written by SymphonyImpaled on 01.06.2011 at 12:29

This album is so hilariously bad. My Ex bought this for me a while back. She comes in and says "Here i got the new Cryptopsy album, thought you might like it" i thought hey why not. I put it in my cd player, halfway through the first song i stopped and said "i thought you said Cryptopsy" then i saw the album case and i got that feeling in my gut like a girl just cheated on me. So i decided to give it a full listen. When the last song ended i laughed hysterically, pulled it out of the stereo, and threw it out the window. In retrospect it would have been more useful as kindling or something.
Even for deathcore this is utter Turdwash but, as aforementioned, at least theres still good drumming.

Bahaha I hope it broke when it fell out the window. Otherwise, a new victim could pick it up and listen to it. It's a disease, man.
JonnyHolomovemt - 18.07.2011 at 08:19  
  Yes, I was expecting the next great Cryptopsy album... I was excited! But then when I found out that Lord Worm left, I was only expecting something to go wrong... I could just sense it.

I was watching Headbangers Ball one day, and when they started the music video for "Worship Your Demons", the first thing that I wanted to do was shoot myself right then and there! I couldn't believe what I was seeing!

Yes, Cryptopsy... oh wait i forgot, at this point I'm calling them "Craptopsy" because it's not even the same band anymore! Seriously! There aren't any founding members left, unless you want to count Flo Mounier.. even though he didn't show up until 1992! It is indeed incredibly hard for me to believe that these guys can just use the name like that and give the real band a bad name like this!

So why do I need to complain so much? Because "Craptopsy" brought a deathcore influence into the music, which I honestly don't hate the music it's just that these guys did badly, which totally alienated fans like me who were expecting the next great death "metal" album. The singer has some very awful screams and the instruments are focused on your stereotypical deathcore over-chugged riffs and sweep solos, along with your overuse of breakdowns of course. The drums are also just focused on going as fast as possible... not very much rhythm in songs when you try doing that.

So how are the songs? Well, "Worship Your Demons" turned out to be a hit music video... but nothing else turned out to be, and that's probably because of the backlash of longtime fans of "Cryptopsy." Some songs do show some clean vocals like "Bemoan the Martyr" and "Leach", but they're so emo sounding that they are just yet more tracks that you want to skip.

People do say that the album was descent besides the whole shock factor that it brought. Really.. it's not. Sure I will admit it does have good sound production and whatnot..BUT THAT'S PROBABLY JUST THE ONLY GOOD THING! I honestly don't know what's so great about repetitive breakdowns, constant sweep solos, screamo vocals that sound like garbage, and absolutely no rhythm at all!

Overall, I would give this a 4/10 for mostly reasons of, you guessed it, being alienated. This is a terrible album that's badly done. If you want to listen to it, the only song that you really would need to listen to is "Worship Your Demons" because it pretty much sums up the whole album. However, if you want to try listening to the whole thing, be my guest.. trust me when I say you'll get bored after the first time you listen to it!
heteo - 04.12.2011 at 16:49  
Rating: 5 With the WORM everything is awfull..... wtf, from amazing tecnical brutal death comes the core..... my mark is only for their history, but overall its a bad work.
JD - 04.12.2011 at 17:57  
Rating: 8 Every time I see comments about Cryptopsy, I die a little inside.

You know there are Lulu, Illud Divinum Insanus, The Great Mass and many overrated shit and crap in this year.
Troy Killjoy - 04.12.2011 at 21:47  
 
Written by JD on 04.12.2011 at 17:57
Every time I see comments about Cryptopsy, I die a little inside.

Thank you for reminding me about this. >>
Prometheus - 05.12.2011 at 16:28  
Rating: 8
Written by JD on 04.12.2011 at 17:57

Every time I see comments about Cryptopsy, I die a little inside.

You know there are Lulu, Illud Divinum Insanus, The Great Mass and many overrated shit and crap in this year.

the great mass doesnt suck check out the top 20
JD - 05.12.2011 at 17:00  
Rating: 8 You mean the top overrated mainstream albums on MS?

No thanks.
vezzy - 05.12.2011 at 17:23  
Rating: 3
Written by JD on 04.12.2011 at 17:57

Every time I see comments about Cryptopsy, I die a little inside.


So, you want Cryptopsy to be a completely undiscussed/unheard of band?
JD - 05.12.2011 at 18:15  
Rating: 8
Written by vezzy on 05.12.2011 at 17:23

So, you want Cryptopsy to be a completely undiscussed/unheard of band?

Well I don't like calling them dethcore, tbh.

Yes, I do understand why the "dethcore" thingy.
Mr. Doctor - 14.01.2012 at 15:46  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.03.2011 at 11:27

Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.03.2011 at 22:24

I definitely wouldn't refer to this as a good album (regardless of style).

What makes it bad is not only the fact that it's such a fall from grace, but that it's so far below mediocre in several respects, especially given the new genre it's limited to (not a shot at all deathcore in case you want to call me out on that).

That being said, the drumming is still decent. That is literally the only positive I can find in this album.

You got it all all wrong this album is way superior to anything they have released before. Which was just mindless brutal death metal for brutality's sake.


THANK YOU, God are their first albums ever so overrated, they aren't bad just... ok/good to me, nothing that makes me wet my pants when it comes to death at all.

Unfortunately we are alone here. I mean, this ain't a masterpiece but... 4,8 average? Talk about being butthurt and irrational. I would give it at least two full points. Not even I was so butthurt when Opeth decided to do some lame retro prog rock.
Troy Killjoy - 15.01.2012 at 01:16  
  Their back catalog may be overrated but this is still the biggest piece of shit they managed to release.
John Shock - 04.04.2012 at 21:18  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.01.2012 at 01:16

Their back catalog may be overrated but this is still the biggest piece of shit they managed to release.

What the fuck do this album have wrong? ...for what i now, they just only made a big change...a change nothing bad for me!
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.04.2012 at 21:35  
Rating: 4 4.8 average is probably more than this deserves. I'd say 4 myself. I'm not generally a big fan of the brutal / technical style seen on None So Vile but it's a very good album, even if slightly overrated.
Troy Killjoy - 05.04.2012 at 05:10  
 
Written by John Shock on 04.04.2012 at 21:18
What the fuck do this album have wrong?

Where to start.

Nah, but seriously. It's a pretty bland deathcore release and I don't even like what many believe to be the "best" of deathcore, so it's not a surprise I feel so much antipathy towards it.
John Shock - 05.04.2012 at 21:48  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.04.2012 at 05:10

Written by John Shock on 04.04.2012 at 21:18
What the fuck do this album have wrong?

Where to start.

Nah, but seriously. It's a pretty bland deathcore release and I don't even like what many believe to be the "best" of deathcore, so it's not a surprise I feel so much antipathy towards it.

I'll give it a shot! I like self-criticism ... not "others-criticism" ... no ofense...not against you...but against others! ...
Cüca Beludo - 30.07.2012 at 02:40  
 
Written by qui_killer on 09.02.2011 at 20:27

Maybe the biggest letdown in Death Metal history :'(


Even bigger than Morbid Angel and all the Industrial metal stuff??
Troy Killjoy - 30.07.2012 at 03:21  
 
Written by Guest on 30.07.2012 at 02:40
Even bigger than Morbid Angel and all the Industrial metal stuff??

I'd give it to Morbid Angel, considering this album isn't technically part of death metal history, as it's a deathcore album.
Cüca Beludo - 31.07.2012 at 00:02  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.07.2012 at 03:21

Written by Guest on 30.07.2012 at 02:40
Even bigger than Morbid Angel and all the Industrial metal stuff??

I'd give it to Morbid Angel, considering this album isn't technically part of death metal history, as it's a deathcore album.

...and LULU for the biggest letdown in music history.
Angelic Storm - 31.07.2012 at 07:26  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.07.2012 at 03:21
I'd give it to Morbid Angel, considering this album isn't technically part of death metal history, as it's a deathcore album.


At least you acknowledge that Illud... is a death metal album, the majority of it's detractors refuse to class it as such. Only 3 songs on it are not death metal, which means that over half of the album is, which makes it a death metal album.

@Cuca: As awful as Lulu is, I'd be surprised if that many people were expecting it to be anything other than total rubbish. I for one, was not expecting it to be good at all, so I couldn't be let down by it.
Mr. Doctor - 31.07.2012 at 10:47  
 
Written by Guest on 31.07.2012 at 00:02
...and LULU for the biggest letdown in music history.


Impossible. Like Angelic Storm pointed out: For something to count as letdown... It would mean that the majority of us were expecting something good which isn't the case as pretty much EVERYONE knew Lulu was going to be terrible and the thought was already confirmed when the single showed up for the first time.

So no, it's not a letdown.
Maco - 28.02.2014 at 08:56  
  Good stuff.
Troy Killjoy - 04.03.2014 at 20:50  
 
Written by Maco on 28.02.2014 at 08:56
Good stuff.

This is definitely not a popular opinion.
Maco - 04.03.2014 at 21:18  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.03.2014 at 20:50

This is definitely not a popular opinion.


I can see that, but it's what I think.
Mr. Doctor - 05.03.2014 at 00:19  
 
Written by Maco on 04.03.2014 at 21:18
I can see that, but it's what I think.

I'm with you dude. I don't mind this stuff at all. It's been a while since I heard it but last time I checked I enjoyed it enough to consider it good.

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