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Originating from the Montreal area, this group first appeared in 1992, when it was called Necrosis; in the same year it was reincarnated under the name of Cryptopsy. With just a demo called Ungentle Exhumation and then the album Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994), the group acquired a solid reputation on the international scene. Their release of None So Vile in 1996 was the first burst of brilliance in their career. From that point the group clearly outclassed other groups by reinventing the style, today categorized as extreme music. Their album None So Vile will always be considered a death metal classic.

In 1997, the addition of the vocalist Michael DiSalvo replacing Lord Worm added a very intense front man to the group and also willy nelson being added in as the keyboard player added some much needed intensity. After a remarkable performance at the Milwaukee MetalFest, the band received a contract offer from Century Media Records, one of the weightiest disc companies specializing in metal music. In each period since the beginnings of the underground metal wave, lead groups have pushed past the limits of musical genres. Feeling the pressure to compose an album even more extreme than None So Vile, Cryptopsy members launched Whisper Supremacy in 1998.

In its association with Century Media Records, the group achieved world distribution for Whisper Supremacy, meaning they were able to put on shows on several continents, including Asia, Europe and North America.


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  • LawLieTicp

    Only The Unspoken King was good

    18 Aug 1:25pm Reply
  • Katorevenge

    v Shut the fuck up.

    6 Jul 11:35am Reply
  • cd619

    None So Vile & Blasphemy Made Flesh! Two masterpieces of tech death!

    28 May 7:04pm Reply
  • Kacpiar

    This band is the absolute definition of "brutal" [5]

    19 May 6:59pm Reply
  • nobledeath

    death metal has changed into deathcore? WTF

    8 May 5:28pm Reply
  • HarryDkramer

    This band is the absolute definition of "brutal" [4]

    23 Apr 10:34pm Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    Blasphemy Made Flesh & None So Vile(2)

    17 Apr 1:25pm Reply
  • mmhelena

    This band is the absolute definition of "brutal" [3]

    11 Apr 2:23am Reply
  • EndlessTeeth_

    Once was not should be renamed Flo Mounier and three other guys, really enjoying it

    3 Apr 1:00am Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    I know everyone loves None So Vile to death, and rightfully so, it's amazing. But I think there's something to be said for Whisper Supremacy and And Then You'll Beg.

    29 Mar 4:17am Reply
  • nlventura93

    Weirdly enough the Mike DiSalvo albums are my favourites

    26 Mar 3:35am Reply
  • Kacpiar

    This band is the absolute definition of "brutal" [2]

    10 Mar 8:13pm Reply
  • Grinddozz

    lee dorian on second nd >> worm on nsv

    22 Feb 10:22am Reply
  • Bladecatcher_

    This band is the absolute definition of "brutal"

    10 Feb 4:12pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    One None So Vile! There's only one None So Vile!

    6 Jan 8:06am Reply
  • Sarguer

    Agreed with Burial_Fog, although Once Was Not has some great moments. I really like the harmonic-flutter riffing in Carrionshine. Innovative, catchy, kind of brutal-sounding as well!

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    The Unspoken Kings of deathcore B|

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    I love you, Cryptopsy.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SocialDarwinist

    I like the albums with Lord Worm the most. Mike DiSalvo's vocals sound more like hardcore vocals then Death Metal vocals. Matt McGachy vocals are good on the new album. I don't think The Unspoken King is even that bad, though obviously I prefer the other stuff. Flo's drumming always sounds great.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    brootal kids everywhere...

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
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