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Cryptic Slaughter

The original speedcore merchants, Cryptic Slaughter dealt a West Coast hand into the late-‘80s crossover movement, a movement that saw the normally warring armies of punk rock and thrash metal finally come together into a unified front bent on exposing social injustice and political hypocrisy. Powered by a previously unimagined sense of informed aggression, Cryptic Slaughter's uncompromising political stance and lightning-fast tempos ultimately proved too harsh for mainstream tastes, but their status as underground legends remains unquestioned.

Vocalist/bassist Bill Crooks, guitarists Les Evans and Adam Scott, and drummer Scott Peterson first met while playing on their high-school soccer team, and formed Cryptic Slaughter in 1984. Scott was soon on the outs, but the remaining trio still managed to cut the five-song Life in Grave demo by May of the following year. Its sheer speed and unbridled ferocity quickly made it a favorite conversation piece on the all-important underground tape-trading network -- a worldwide phenomenon that had already launched dozens of successful acts before them -- and eventually landed Cryptic Slaughter a contract with fast-rising independent Metal Blade Records. Issued in 1986, the band's debut album, Convicted, introduced new bassist Rob Nicholson (freeing Crooks to focus on his rabid vocal delivery) and somehow crammed 14 tracks into a violently giddy, adrenalin-charged half hour, every single cut spewing a torrent of anti-establishment bile and fury.

Follow-up efforts like 1987's Money Talks and 1988's Stream of Consciousness added only the smallest of sonic refinements, and kept the group's ever-expanding legion of fans happy by staying true to its original raw and frenetic style. But the strain of constant infighting and unending tours in exchange for barely scraping by financially eventually took its toll on Cryptic Slaughter, who fell apart shortly after an especially troubled tour with Angkor Wat. Evans relocated to Portland, OR, where he attempted to stage a comeback two years later, re-forming the group with vocalist Dave Hollingsworth, bassist Bret Davis, and drummer Brian Lehfeldt (of Sweaty Nipples infamy), but fans were not impressed by 1990's Speak Your Peace and this lineup quickly broke up as well.

Though Cryptic Slaughter lay dormant over the ensuing decade, Evans noticed that copies of the band's now quite rare LPs began selling for hundreds of dollars online. This eventually prompted him to reunite with Lehfeldt and original members Crooks and Nicholson with intentions of recording a new album. In the meantime, he saw to it that those early albums were re-released with bonus tracks by Relapse Records in 2003. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi
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All these songs are brutal and the message is as relevant in 2015 as back in the day. Wake up people!!
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Noisemakers
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F**k off Caterina.
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on tour soon ????
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Kiss your left hand
Say your crush's name 3 times
Say day of the week
Close your hand
Say your name 3 times
Open your hand
Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on the day you said
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Saw cryptic at the Balboa and at fenders ball room and Santa Monica. I miss the shows at Hoover park saw cryptic with attitude adjustment.
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christinay09 . c y
Venice hardcore amazing no mercy suicidal excel
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freakin great band !! finally get to hear them again !! Hails Les and crew !! \,,/
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meyeron
Hoover park in south central LA was the s**t $5 dollars gigs CS kick a**
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damn i love this band when im stoned
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Old School Baby, Ah the memories I Miss Cryptic Slaughter
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f**k yeah cryptic
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Great band....stil l just hardcore punk to me..
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Wehrmacht should be on this station
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This band is awesome.Than k s for pandora to bring it back to life.
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good stuff to ride to
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cryptic slaughter is the s**t!!!
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where's stream of conciousness ? ? ? ? that's the trifecta on their short lived odyssey..... .
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Cryptic Slaughter rules dudes !!!!!.... this to me never gets old !!
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Take notes you lame EMO NU Metal bands!
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i f**king love old cryptic slaughter thy are so fast its amazing
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mmiloff90
great punk/metal
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KILLER THRASH
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HELL YEAH....Old Skool Shhitt!! Where is Stream of Consciousnes s ? ?
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they are welcome in my crypt
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my homies opened up for cryptic in corpus christi in 1987.great show..
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Thank you pandora, for helping me discover such a great band! I love this stuff.
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FAST!
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

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