September 18, 2012

Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh

Hot on the heels of the release of their new self-titled album Cryptopsy has added their debut full-length Blasphemey Made Flesh from 1994 to their Bandcamp (plus the demo Ungentle Exhumation from the year before). It is always enjoyable when classic albums are given a new home on Bandcamp; None So Vile from 1996 is generally considered Cryptopsy's best album, Blasphemey Made Flesh is the raw and unpolished predecessor to that album, and a death metal classic in its own right. It is also an album with a personality; as the AllMusic review puts it:
Instrumental performances are technically impressive, but occasionally sloppy in an almost punk way. Lord Worm's vocals are all over the place, punctuating phrases with spewed, almost awkward rhythms. He intuitively switches from a belch to a shriek in a way that, when coupled with the about-to-fall-off-the-edge playing, gives this album an off-kilter personality.
Buried under the primal growling you can find death metal poetry like
I just want to hold your pretty hand
The rest of you can be dissolved in acid
I just want to hold your pretty hand
And pretty high up in the mix, there's the lightning fast drumming of Flo Mounier, adding another layer to the songs. In fact he almost single-handedly steers the album into technical death metal territory. Check out the review from Sputnikmusic and Blasphemy Made Flesh below.

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