None So Vile Turns Twenty

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Cryptopsy‘s None So Vile turned twenty this month. A more successful turn off your brain death metal work than Cannibal Corpse, simplified and straightforward deathgrind song structures allowed each¬†musician ample opportunity to show off and drop jaws. Unfortunately aggression and technical showmanship can only cover up for so many repetitive mosh, hit people verses, funky slap bass, and taking three steps back towards verse-chorus-verse speed metal songwriting from their inspiration¬†Suffocation. Nevertheless, None So Vile remains worthy of the occasional, once every couple of years listen due to Jon Levasseur’s superb¬†heavy metal leads when not caving skulls in with a rock or something and Flo Mournier’s over the top ferocity that the original Dark Legions Archive review famously compared to a police beating.

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10 thoughts on “None So Vile Turns Twenty”

  1. Bill says:

    Actually sweet album. It somehow gets lumped in as some sort of precursor to wigger BDM but it’s actually more oldschool than a lot of early 90s Morrisound death metal in spirit: loads of classic metal hooks, and no drum triggers (which makes the drums way more dynamic and violent).

    One of the few death metal albums that have survived the reap of time for me, along with Seven Churches and the first few Incantation albums.

  2. Rainer Weikusat says:

    The drummer drums, the vocalist vocals and the lead guitar player leadguitarplays all while rhythm guitar tape loop tapeloops …

    1. That’s not a tape loop, that’s multitracking. Multitrack recording has been common since the 60s. Check out Levasseur’s dueling harmonized with himself leads Angelwitch style on “Slit Your Guts”.

  3. Rainer Weikusat says:

    Entirely by coincidence, I came to this immediately after having a second glance at the Unfathomable Ruination album preview track/ single and the backgrounded repetitiveness of this made me think of a tape loop. Even (‘even’ as that’s reportedly not a ‘technical’ band) compared to something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCKZZ7avUes (2013 Incantation video), this is poor and the Traffic-style ‘instrument pullups’ can’t hide that. The ‘funky’ bass interludes are just painful.

    IMHO, separate multitracking generally tends to suck the soul out of music.

    1. Rainer Weikusat says:

      As someone’s bound to misunderstand this: Incantation will reportedly release a new album in 2016 and I’m looking forward to buying that.

  4. Ggallin1776 says:

    We get it,we’re getting old.

  5. Daniel Maarat is a cum guzzler says:

    Go swap cum loads with Stevens, fuckboy

    1. How do you think DMU sword fights play out?

      1. Daniel Maarat is a cum guzzler says:

        Shut your mouth, bitch

  6. OliveFox says:

    That slap bass drop half way through “Slit your Guts,” is corny as fuck.

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