There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding this album throughout the Metal press. I think it’s time I cleared the issue. It is not because this new Cryptopsy album contains clean vocals that everybody’s tearing it to shreds. It’s because the clean vocals fucking suck! If it was halfway decent clean singing, most probably would not have a problem with it. It’s not even the much maligned clean singing from new vocalist, Matt McGachy, that ruins this for me. It’s the fact that Cryptopsy no longer have the ability to write memorable material anymore. I was ahead of the curve, I gave up on this band after hearing their last piece of shit, Once Was Not. A scatterbrained, over-the-top clusterfuck of a mess furthermore desecrated by Lord Worm’s pitiful, short-lived attempt at a return. Look, when you start your career with two flawless Death/Grind masterpieces as these guys did, there’s nowhere to go but down. Whisper Supremacy and And Then You’ll Beg were pretty good albums, but now it’s clear the well has gone dry. The talent is still there, as the more nostalgic moments of The Unspoken King undoubtedly indicate, and Flo will always be the drum-god, but perhaps it’s just time they tear down and rebuild.
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