Back in the emerging days of technical death metal, you were met with this raging ferocity and extreme intensity that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world at the time. Cryptopsy was one of the forefathers of that movement, blending extreme vocals and blisteringly fast, painfully technical riffs with grooves that induced spine-snapping contusions. They were rage and hatred tracked, recorded, and played back for the following masses, and the world wasn’t prepared for what they had in store. Their first demo, ‘Ungentle Exhumation’, came out in 1993, and in 1994, ‘Blasphemy Made Flesh’ began their genre-defining rise. Fast forward 2016, and just last year, we saw the release of the EP ‘The Book of Suffering: Tome 1’. Since then they have been on road and are currently touring Australia and New Zealand with support acts Whoretopsy & I, Valiance.
Here are some of the epic moments of the evening at Brisbane: