CRYPTOPSY - The Unspoken King (Black Vinyl)
"The Unspoken King" must hold the record for the most maligned and loathed album ever created by a death metal band. Even after "Illud Divinum Insanus" by Morbid Angel came out, which is definitely a sorry excuse for an album, this album is still spoken of with much discontent. After releasing the band's final album with on-and-off vocalist Lord Worm entitled "Once Was Not" in 2005, the Canadian death metallers would return in 2008 with this controversial affair. "The Unspoken King" is Cryptopsy's sixth full-length studio album and definitely their most different effort.
So really, this album is fairly good for a deathcore release. It contains a vast, interesting mix of melody, ferocity, technically, and groove. I can see how long-time Cryptopsy fans would be alienated by this album. I personally got into them after this album came out anyway, but started with "None So Vile" and "Blasphemy Made Flesh" around the same time, so I already knew what the band was about before hearing this. Even after hearing the band's prior albums first, I still dig this one quite a bit. It stands out from all of their other albums. I'd mainly recommend this to a fan of deathcore that is interested in getting into death metal, or any open minded death metal fans who aren't afraid of their favorite bands experimenting a bit.