Sunday, December 11, 2022

Demo Review: Cryptophthalmos "Demo II" (Independent) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Cryptophthalmos
Location: Baltimore, Maryland/Chicago, Illinois
Country: USA
Genre: Gore grind
Demo: Demo II
Format: Cassette, digital
Label: Independent
Release date: January 7, 2022
Scrolling the underbelly of the interwebs I made my way to “Demo II”, the fresh 2022 demo by Cryptophthalmos. Featuring members of Ulcerating Noise Eruption and Born Backwards Cryptophthalmos pushes forward with a blast of pungent goregrind that can be likened to a train wreck of delectable proportions within my eardrums.
Featuring six short tracks in just over ten minutes this is not a long release. But every minute is jam packed with beautiful noxious gore and I can honestly say that not a single track is sub-par. Everything about this is excellent and I will have no problems digging deeper into this project’s output.
Hailing from Baltimore and Chicago this two-piece unit is sure to fire up anyone and everyone into the gurgling vileness of goregrind…and it can also be stated that the production quality (in my opinion) is absolutely perfect. High-end enough for clarity but rough enough to truly capture the grit and rawness of grind.
Obviously this is the project’s second demo but I will also throw it out there that they have a few splits. So what are you waiting for? Go listen to this steaming pile of awesomeness and show Cryptophthalmos some support. You know you want to…and if you don’t…I want you to anyway. This is some amazing goregrind! -Devin J. Meaney

Austin: Strings, vomits
Max: Drums, regurgitations

Track list:
1. Excruciating Endophthalmitis
2. Parapagus Dicephalus
3. Stillborn Sirenomelia
4. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
5. Thanatophoric Dysplasia
6. Situs Inversus Viscera

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