CRYPTODIRA - Shares New Single "What Can't Be Taken Back" From Sophomore LP via Good Fight Music

The New York-based Progressive Death Metal group, Cryptodira, shared their newest single titled "What Can’t Be Taken Back" from their forthcoming LP The Angel Of History, due out on December 4, 2020, via Good Fight Music. “What Can’t Be Taken Back”, the second single that follows up “A Tendency to Fall,” punches in with a hard-as-nails sonic assault, mid-tempo progressive riffing, and dueling vocals before giving way to the walls of melody that make up the second half of the track.

Speaking on the lyrical content of the single, drummer Matthew Taibi says: 

"The most valuable resource anyone has at their disposal is time. What makes it so valuable is the fact that it can’t be reversed—time cannot be taken back. Barring the larger philosophical implications of time’s unreserved movement, suffice it to say that an hour of time should be worth far more than $15."

Guitarist and vocalist Scott Acquavella adds: 

"Despite most of our songs having an ever changing series of moods, there is something about "What Can't Be Taken Back" that we feel represents our sonic and emotional spectrum particularly well. It is as furious as it is delicate and there is a common emotive thread running through each section that well-expresses the urgent and weighty nature of the lyrical content."

Right off the heels of their new EP Better Left Unsaid, the band is preparing their sophomore album, The Angel Of History, that acts as the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 debut, The Devil's Despair. Heavy Blog is Heavy stated that the LP is the band's "contribution to the ongoing answer for the progressive metal conundrum. It shows that there's still reason and life in the genre, that in its sometimes over the top and too self-serious highs and lows, there are still interesting ideas and powerful emotions to be manifested." Produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist, Vatican) and Cryptodira, The Angel Of History is available for pre-order here and the new single “What Can’t Be Taken Back” is available to stream here.


1. Self-(Affect/Efface) 
2. Dante's Inspiration 
3. Ontology of Pain 
4. The Blame for Being Alive 
5. A Tendency to Fall 
6. What Can't Be Taken Back 
7. The White Mask Speaks 
8. Something Other Than Sacrifice