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Review: Cryptopsy - The Book of Suffering - Tome I
The Book of Suffering - Tome I

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 16:51
Tracks: 4
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: May 28, 2016
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (9 Votes)

Every now I then I give Cryptopsy another try, hoping for "something". I never saw what the big deal was, and I still don't see it on The Book of Suffering - Tome I. But this time I might have an explanation: just after this I played the self-titled Black Fucking Cancer album and heard what I don't hear with Cryptopsy: Atmosphere. Cryptopsy are very technical and while it does highlight their prowess as musicians, just from a music listener's point of view it's just dry, clinical, mechanical. Sure it's fast and precise, but it doesn't have that "life" that you expect from music – I don't get the kick out of their music that I got out of Black Seeds of Vengeance, for example. So, kudos for the technical playing, but this really gets old quick.

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