Cryptopsy have been known for being one of those bands that have been literally molding extreme metal into what it is today and they have done some great things. Well with “The Book of Suffering – Tome 1” being the first in a series of EPs that they will release, I can easily say this is without a doubt the darkest and most brutal Cryptopsy have ever been and it’s fucking awesome. All 4 tracks are dealt heavily with some very raw death metal that refuses to let up at almost no point throughout “Tome 1”. The vocals are absolutely indiscernible to me as their so guttural and intense that I cannot understand a single word they’re saying, and I don’t think anyone else can either. Then the combination of the guitars, bass, and drums create such an intense sensation that this is more than good enough for any sort of extreme metal fan, and only concretes Cryptopsy’s place as one of the creators of their genre. I’m not quite sure at how many more EPs Cryptopsy will be releasing after “Tome 1” drops October 30th, but we can all be sure that they will be as amazing as “Tome 1” which is quite possibly my favorite Cryptopsy album yet. And that’s something that makes me look very forward to the future EPs.
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