The term "hipster" is fucking stupid. I personally blame onan for the propagation of its usage here.
But that Cryptopsy bit is very accurate. The new album proves fans of that band don't even know why they listen to music or what they even truly like. The newest album is really no different musically than any other Crypto album since NSV, but the entire metal scene has disowned it thanks only to the presence of clean alternative rock vocals. If the entire album sounded like the first two or three songs all the way through, it would be another metal archives classic.
f you can listen to Once Was Not, and then the new album, and still tell me that they sound similar....then i really wont know what to say.
the Mike DiSalvo years were dismal, but i give the band credit for attempting to further themselves after the release of None So Vile. occasional moments (minus DiSalvo's terrible excuse for vocals) on the two albums were interesting.
honestly, i dont know what kind of shit you have clogging up your ears. the new Cryptopsy album is mall/deathcore to the bone. adding in random segments of clean vocals/guitars, an occasional keyboard bit, and some metalcore loser who sounds like hes getting fingered by an orangutan does not make you progressive.
it makes you fucking trendy garbage. and that is what the new Cryptopsy album is. trendy garbage.