||Well, it's been five long years since "And
Then You'll Beg" was unleashed worldwide and here lies the answer!
faster, more technical and just crazier with their 5th full-length
entitled "Once Was Not". Oh yeah and Lord Worm is back!
Upon the beginning of the disc is a nice intro that somehow says,
"you've waited 5 years, you can wait a few more minutes!!".
However the consequences are fatal when the insanity finally erupts
"In the Kingdom Where Everything Dies, the Sky is Mortal"
and continues onward throughout the disc. Eric’s ferociously
gargling bass is awesome, as are Flo's blisteringly absurd and quirky
blast-beats behind the kit! Equally enticing therein is Alex’s
frantic speed picking and hyper jazz-rhythms. Then Lord Worm.... well,
he's just a super-charged demon with too much caffeine. Ha! Good Lord!
“Once Was Not” also features a cool packaged limited edition
digipak layout with some very nice artwork if your appetite is not
pleased already. Cryptopsy have tons of craftiness to show for on
this release, but this is kind of a constant indulgence that doesn't
spread its wings entirely. BUT.... this will please ALL who have been
into the band since their beginning! A nice welcoming back is in order...
Reviewed By: Thomas