Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994)

After their demo gained them some attention in the Canadian death metal underground, Cryptopsy released their first album Blasphemy Made Flesh in 1994. Well recorded and an instant reminder of classic early 90's death metal, Cryptopsy provides a mix of death metal and gritty groove to keep listeners interested. All the while keeping the fuzz and grind of classic 90's death metal. Artistically sloppy and raw, Lord Worm keeps the album vocally overbearing and deep, consistent throughout the album. His vocals can be described as more of an instrument, when you can't pick up the distinct words (which is like 98% of the time).  Some could argue that this album holds a sort of jazzy feel with high snare use and slappy base lines. For fans of early Cryptopsy, it's a hard toss up between Blasphemy Made Flesh and None So Vile when it comes to picking favorites, but BMF holds strong with some of Cryptopsy's best written material. Straight forward 90's death metal punch you in the fucking face sound. For an interesting and heavy dip into Death or borderlind Tech Death, this album is a go to.

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