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Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

Prepare to have your face melted.

Here’s an insane video of Cryptopsy bassist Olivier Pinard and guitarist Chris Donaldson ripping through the song “Two-Pound Torch” from the band’s self-titled album. Pinard proves to be just as nimble as Donaldson and employs several techniques to spice up the bass line.

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Bjorn Arvidsson

Truly amazing playing,breathtaking technique! If it was these two and a drummer who left an inch of space anywhere, I’d listen to it a lot! As it is, I get bored very quickly, and it’s the drummers; every beat, every syncopation, and every 64th note in between has to be hammered home; there’s no room for the music (or me) to breath and just feel the pulse. I know it’s the genre and that’s fine, but it’s just not for me. I love music with some space in it for me to use my body in feeling the pulse; this is like torture by drumming!

    Witchdoctor General

    Witchdoctor General

    I agree. The technique and discipline are exceptionally tight and strong but musically there was nothing there for me. I need more groove and soul rather than just lightning fast licks in odd time signatures.



Killer technique, that’s obvious. The parts are highly appropriate, if not exemplary for the genre (that bass part was above par, though). I think a lot of folks listen to music and insist on their own vision of what they want it to be rather than appreciating it for what it is. Growling vocals, super busy drums, brutal fff dynamics from start to finish…it’s the composer’s choice. Not that it has to be your “thing” of course. I suppose they gave Mozart the “too many notes” line, too… ;)


    Wow I’m glad pop and country are not like this I would be lost great playing let’s be real were does this rate on top 20 billboard music charts were the money is made. And how many people can you attract to fill a club playing this sorry just looking at reality brings me back to less is sometimes more just saying