Rock Song of the Week

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28 Jul 2023

Cryptopsy - Benedictine Convulsions

appears on None So Vile (1996)

No, no, not the bloke who plays Doctor Strange – unlike the vast amount of comic book movies, this is a decidedly family un-friendly affair we’ve got lined up for you this week. Well, unless your family is the one from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in which case this might actually be fairly tame by your gibbering inbred standards.

Keeping on that ghost train of thought, Cryptopsy are no joke when it comes to no-holds barred extreme themes and violence. The Canadian techdeath band (which seems like a contradiction even when you write it down) set the standard for the genre with their flag bearing 1996 sophomore effort “None So Vile”, an album which is still lauded for its technical prowess and sheer face-reversing viciousness to this day. Brutal might seem like a soft word from the outside looking in for an album featuring such radio-friendly bops as “Orgiastic Disembowelment” and “Slit Your Guts”, but Cryptopsy take it to the very next level on every track even for the macabre diehards, each one a hurricane full of housebricks that takes absolutely zero prisoners. You might not get a request played on Radio Two, is what I’m striking at.

Now seems like the perfect time to get those gutturals warmed up and scare the living daylights out of your cat, because we are pulling no punches this Friday with the intense “Benedictine Convulsions”, a pick worthy of its absolutely metal-as-all-hell name. Those of a delicate disposition have likely already been scared off by the title alone, so feel free to absolutely rip this one as loud as you like/can stand.

Posted by Eddie "vellum-clad" Hull

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