Cryptopsy’s The Book of Suffering — Tome II: Discussion and Review

Brutal death metal is a violent genre, with violent music, violent lyrics and violent imagery. A lot of that violence is combined with graphic sexuality, and a lot of it is against women. In a time when every work of human hands is treated as emblematic and encouraging of social norms, the question arises: Is that okay? The cover art of Tome II, the second installment of Cryptopsy’s series of EPs called The Book of Suffering, is tame compared to other representatives of the genre, but it too can be problematized.

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