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Cryptopsy Drummer Discusses Brutality of New Album

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Drummer Flo Mounier of the Canadian metallers CRYPTOPSY recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the shift in the band's musical direction on their forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King".

"The Unspoken King" is CRYPTOPSY's first album to feature new keyboardist/samplist Maggie Durand (HOWLING SYN) and vocalist Matt McGachy, who is also a member of 3 MILE SCREAM.

"This was part of the idea we had when we started working on the new material," Flo told Decibel. "First, we wanted a keyboard/sample player who could add a little more live atmosphere. As far as a singer, we were just fed up with monotonous [makes staccato grunting noises] sound through whole albums. I'm a big fan of dynamics in music and creating diversity. We wanted something really extreme in some parts, but with melodics and ambience in others. We're not planning on using clean vocals all that much, but we wanted someone who could, just in case."

He continued, "First, it's going to be the best-sounding CRYPTOPSY album. It'll be the 'tastiest' and most mature; all the parts are there for a reason and everything fits really well. Vocally, it'll be the most diverse CRYPTOPSY album; there will be a whole slew of screams, growls and voices."

He added, "I'm a fan of different sorts of music, and think it's most fun when a band puts out an album that has elements of everything; you get this thing called diversity, not boredom. That's what we're trying to do. Still, I think people are going to be surprised how brutal this album is."

A new CRYPTOPSY song, entitled "Worship Your Demons", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. DeathInEye writes:

It's not really diverse if about 50 other bands are doing the same thing. But then, I've only one song off the new album, so maybe there's hope. I'm a bit of a pessimist though.

# Apr 5, 2008 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Lol, you can be all those things without being a deathcore band Flo! His drumming is the only thing of interest left in Cryptopsy for me.

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# Apr 5, 2008 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Andrew writes:

AAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHHAA, this drummer needs to shut up, these guys are HORRIBLE now, they used to be awesome though. What happened, seriously.

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rk writes:

Yeah to me they just did a great beneath the massacre impersonation with that new track. I know this is piissing a lot of there diehard fans off.

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 7:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Public Execution writes:

Ugh, the new cryptosy album is awful. What a shame these guys how to put out such a bad record.

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well I am going to play the Devils advocate so to speak. Maybe this is just that strange fluke bad album that many bands have? Perhaps with negative feed back from their die hard fans will make them want to go back to old Cryptopsy? I say give them time. I have heard the old and the new and liked the old alot better. It had more of an origanal sound and would buy the old.

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. iEATbabies writes:

i think if they do decide to go back to their old sound after this atrocity is released they'll still only be a shadow of their former selves

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Agreed. Plus they already used up their fluke bad albums with DiSalvo.

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9. hellbound writes:

i wana call them sell outs.whats popular right now besides dressing and playing thrash,
grindcore and deathcore. and thats exactly the direction they went to.

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