Cryptopsy – Ungentle Exhumation re-issued

cryptopsy-ungentle_exhumationHigh speed percussive death metal band Cryptopsy — or at least they were in the mid-1990s — has re-issued its demos compilation, Ungentle Exhumation, containing the demo of the same name.

Cryptopsy rose to prominence in the mid-1990s with None So Vile, an album of blasting terror which utilized the style created by New York’s Suffocation to make simpler and more direct songs incorporating a rock/blues influence.

Although the band’s last decade or so has been spent trying to pursue modern metal styles, the “Ungentle Exhumation” demo showed them in the style of their first album (Blasphemies Made Flesh) but with the manic intensity of None So Vile.

It is thus considered by many Canadian death metal watchers to be the definitive Cryptopsy work. It can be purchased from the Cryptopsy bandcamp page for $8 CAD.

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3 thoughts on “Cryptopsy – Ungentle Exhumation re-issued”

  1. Anthony says:

    I actually like the version of Gravaged (A Cryptopsy) better on this demo than the one on the full-length. I kind of wish that they had stuck with this kind of production for the full-length as well. It’s a lot less messy.

  2. eman says:

    Outstanding. Never heard these demos but have been listening to BMF and NSV for years with no end in sight. Good to have this available.

  3. EDS says:

    This along with Kataklysm’s demo The Death Gate Cycle of Reincarnation are some of the earliest examples of the what I consider the second wave of technical death metal. Before it became a wank-fest in the late 90’s. This is how technical death metal should sound.

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