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   CRYPTOPSY
None So Live
2003
Century Media
http://www.cryptopsy.net


rating: 4/5

1. Intro
2. Crown of Horns
3. White Worms
4. We Bleed
5. Open Face Surgery
6. Cold Hate, Warm Blood
7. Phobophile
8. Shroud
9. Graves Of The Fathers
10. Drum Solo
11. Defenestration
12. Slit Your Guts
While we are waiting for the upcoming Cryptopsy release, promised for late 2003, they put out a live album, effectively titled "None So Live". Its material was recorded June 2002, in their hometown Montreal, that's why their new singer Martin Lacroix was speaking in French to the audience. We are so used to English it sounds almost weird. What do you think about French language between two growlings? Ok, enough ironical thoughts, let's go back to "None So Live".

The songs on "None So Live" have been chosen from all of their previous albums and even if some favourites have been left out, the remaining ones perfectly show the brutality of Cryptopsy. They are strong and as intensive live, as they are on the studioalbums. The sound is surprisingly good, too. The audience can be heard - giving goosebumps when they are chanting "Cryptopsy" in the intro -, the instruments can be heard clearly and they didn't even bother to cut out the soundchecks between the songs - making you really feel "you are there". The drumsolo, that splits "Graves Of The Fathers" is not just about to show the talent and drumming ability of Flo Mounier but also a good part to test the sound of the album, just listen to the cins.

I guess many may think that releasing a live album with a new singer was an inconsiderated step from the band, instead of letting him "prove" on a studioalbum and see the fans' reactions. But actually they played several gigs so he could have already proved himself to their fans. In my opinion he combines the abilities of both Lord Worm and Mike DiSalvo, completing the vocal duties with his own contribution, so there is nothing about him anybody should complain about. He is the best successor in the line of the Cryptopsy vocalists.

If you like Cryptopsy or you just like fine death metal, you will enjoy this album and you will feel only sorry for yourself, you couldn't have been in Montreal that night.

submitted by Katalin 15.09.2003

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