THE WHIPPING POST REVIEW
Even though Bombworks Records released an earlier version of this album in April of 2005 that included both of Encryptor's releases - Drowning in Flesh & Sermon Decay - a bonus track, and a track by the band Nocturnal Faith, Encryptor felt that the re-release didn't really do them justice due to the songs being re-released in the same manner that they were originally recorded. So, this time the band re-released this slightly different version with re-mastered and re-edited songs, completely new artwork, slightly different song arrangement and tracklisting, and a new bonus track not on the previous release.
The biggest difference here is the production. While it's still not a world-class recording, the level of consistency between tracks, which had been pretty bad, is much better. This is still underground stuff, but it's received a much-deserved facelift. This is ultra-brutal death grind that actually sounds decent now for the most part instead of being completely muddy in some places and mega thin in others.
And finally, as I stated above, the lyrics are included this time around and the artwork, while good on the last release, is much better this time around. As much as I love the guys at Bombworks, if you haven't picked up this release yet, I'd go with this newer version. And if you are a big Encryptor fan and already have the first re-release...you may or may not find enough here to convince you to spend the extra money. Either way, here's hoping the next Encryptor release is a full length with all new material.