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Cryptopsy - Once Was Not

8 | 175 votes |
Release date: 18 October 2005
Style: Brutal death metal


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01. Luminum
02. In The Kingdom Where Everything Dies, The Sky Is Mortal
03. Carrionshine
04. Adeste Infidelis
05. The Curse Of The Great
06. The Frantic Pace Of Dying
07. Keeping The Cadaver Dogs Busy
08. Angelskingarden
09. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8)
10. The End
11. Endless Cemetery

Dan "Lord Worm" Greening - vocals
Alex Auburn - guitars, vocals
Jon Levasseur - guitars
Florent "Flo" Mounier - drums, backing vocals
Eric Langlois - bass

Guest review by
Tristus Scriptor
I have spent a lot of time with this one. When it was first released, it never left my stereo. So, not to jump the gun, but it's needless to say that I liked it. It wasn't ALL honeymoon, though. A lot of the listening hours were put in trying to get comfortable with it. I also knew lots of other Crypt-dwellers were struggling in their re-marital bliss. "Is it as badass as I want it to be?" we asked ourselves. I still remember the widespread uproar and gleaming hopes for this to be the ambrosial nugget of death metal majesty that would astound and amaze all that beheld it. Lord Worm was back, and many were relieved; yet, some (like me), were just glad it was a familiar front man, and that it was certain to be dark and insane for this. You see, I personally loved DiSalvo's percussive ogre-like grunts, as well as his provocatively psychological lyrics. I was never as angry at Worm's absence as most fans were. However, if there was to be another at the helm; I wouldn't have wanted it to be anyone but the maniacal intellectual that is Lord Worm.

published 07.04.2012 | Comments (3)

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18.09.2010 - 11:38
Rating: 7
I don't remember much from this album, really need to listen to it again.
Licensed under the GPLv3.
Relinquish proprietary software for a greater GNU/America.
16.04.2013 - 19:24
Rating: 5
However hard I try with this album, I just can't rate it any higher. Lord Worm may be back on vocals but it doesn't really do much to improve the album's quality. I think my main quip with the album is that a lot of the songs to me seem largely unfocused and unmemorable. In particular I'd say that 'The curse of the great' and 'Angelskingarden' (which is way too long for its own good) are the worst examples of this. There are some great songs such as 'Adeste infidelis' and 'The pestilence that walketh in darkness', which I really amaze me with the instrumentation, but for the most part I just find myself bored with the album as a whole.
17.04.2013 - 14:16
Rating: 8
I thought it was a good return to form, "in the kingdom where everything dies...." and "endless cemetery are good brutal yet catchy tunes. Lord Worms vocals are clearly not as good since the "cookie" monster vocals of none so vile. I do feel some parts didnt flow well together and would have been nice for some more chaotic soloing, but its a decent record.
14.03.2015 - 15:00
Rating: 10
Yess a long screaming passage in this album (reminds me of Blasphemy Made Flesh)
14.03.2015 - 15:19
Rating: 10
Lord Worm's vocals are similar to those on Blasphemy Made Flesh. I actually like his vocals very much on this album
I am a fan of black metal as well I don't mind high shrieks and really like them
14.03.2015 - 17:34
Rating: 10
This is a unique Cryptopsy album and I actually hated it a year ago. It is definitely not everyones cup of tea. The complexity is annoying for many listeners, but it makes the record even more extreme. The guitars and are even more brutal than on earlier releases.
24.02.2017 - 02:47
Rating: 9
The drums are just creative and absurd on this i love it!

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