The controversy surrounding The Unspoken King has been and gone. Time to put your thoughts aside, move on and concentrate on the upcoming self-titled album from the band, set for release September 11th, which is an entirely different beast altogether. ‘Two Pound Torch‘ and ‘Red-Skinned Scapegoat‘ are the first real studio previews we’ve had into their latest effort and, for lack of a better term, by god they’re heavy.

Everything about it is the sort of winding, meandering and yet pummeling death metal that we’ve come to expect from the band. Mournier tears through both tracks at break-neck speed and even commands a suitably smooth jazz section near the latter half of ‘Scapegoat‘, all the while vocalist Matt McGachy shows why he is such a good contender for the prestigious ‘Lord Worm Replacement Award’. Cryptopsy looks set to place itself amongst the recent output of AbortedDying Fetus and Cattle Decapitation as one of the most important death metal albums of 2012 and while it may not be the gritty and dirty None So Vile 2.0 that some have been hoping for, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

[viaNo Clean Singing]

– DL


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