27 Years Ago: CRYPTOPSY release Ungentle Exhumation

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27 Years Ago: CRYPTOPSY release Ungentle Exhumation

I think that was a good representation of what we were about. It really coalesced all the things that we talked about amongst ourselves as far as our preferred sound, kind of intensity balanced with a certain amount of memorable... catchiness is a horrible word to use but there was something you could hang on to other than just sheer power of it which was no problem in that direction. It's easy to make a lot of noise but it's another thing to have like a certain amount of interest that you could hold during an entire series of riffs. We were fortunate to have a really good engineer behind the board at that point. I wasn't recording that. We did that in a 24-track studio so it was a good facility. The guy there was excellent, Rod Shearer. It was definitely the right presentation for the songs that we had.

David Galea / Cryptopsy interview, Metallion, 2009

CRYPTOPSY (formerly NECROSIS) released their debut demo Ungentle Exhumation on this day in 1993.

...that was part of that whole evolution of the type of things that we were writing, transitioning away from the whole Necrosis, Reactor sounds and blending them to create something new combined with some early '90s reference points like being down tuned much more. It left the lighter forms of metal behind. It had a hardcore mentality but with more metal and a higher level of production. We put all that together. First we down tuned the guitars quite a beat and that was 80 or 90 percent of the difference and then the rest kind of followed from there. The riffs that we would write for that tuning came out differently as well. It just had a very different feel at that point. You are essentially able to create different moods, different tonalities, different atmosphere so yes it's a quite a difference between that last Necrosis tape and the first Cryptopsy demo.

David Galea / Cryptopsy interview, Metallion, 2009