cryptopsy: once so awesome, how’d they get so shitty?

just listening to my fave cryptopsy song, ‘lichmistress’ from the album ‘none so vile’. man, i remember when i first heard this album. i was in grade 11 or 12 and some of the younger dumbass metalheads told me to check it out. i was skeptical but as soon as the album started, i was like “whoah.” it turned out to be one of the best death metal albums of all time.

the lyrics on the whole album are just unreal. super fucked up. i talked to lord worm at a show once and he said when he comes up with his favourite stuff, he giggles like a schoolgirl. i can relate to that. it feels really good to come up with stuff you like, even if the stuff you like is absolutely wretched and depraved.

here are the lyrics for lichmistress. sing along with the video!

Our lady of seven sorrows,
Mother of mourning, precious lich

A white horse found your grave,
Then it was beheaded.
The funeral goat’s semen
Anoints your resting place.

Far below, the state you’re in replenishes
My well of loss
As things from beyond watch as you rot
Beneath me.
Wretchedly, I pine as I begin at once to claw
The earth
To free you from the worms, to free you
From damnation.

The stake in your bosom pains me too

Wistfully, I gaze into those empty holes
Which once were eyes
That beheld so much blood, that beheld so
Much evil
Cyanotic lips caress the cold grey face of
One interred
Whose flesh is much too frail, whose flesh
Begins to quiver.

Mistress of my flesh,
Your servant longs for your kiss,
To hold you once again,
All pretty with blood

Now shall all of heaven weep

“now shall all of heaven weep,” indeed! that line brings joy to my heart.

too bad cryptopsy has only consistently gotten worse and worse since, ditching the brutal, intense, yet groovy, catchy shit they did so well in favour of garbage emo vocals; cycling through new members, getting old members back, losing them, getting more new members, ad nauseum until no original members remain. so sad. flo mounier must be a real cunt to work with.


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