Cryptopsy have managed to hold their own among the hordes of Death Metal bands, by carefully and consistently releasing quality LPs. Their initial efforts found them working in Montreal, Canada, in search of live gigs and a label. They cut a demo and recorded an LP soon there-after. From then on, they would take their time with their albums, releasing them slowly but steadily. That was a formula which has paid off for them, both in terms of album sales and critical acclaim. Their most recent album, Once Was Not, arrived in 2005.