Settle down for a musical story about a future that is going to scare the living daylights out of you. Mighty Dutch metal heads Cryptosis have no right to make as much noise as they do; there are only three of them. But blast us into another dimension they do. ‘Bionic Swarm’ is, and we quote, ‘a concept album that explores the potential horrors of a dystopian future, where runaway technology controls humanity in a variety of sinister ways’. Sounds appalling. Musically, however, it sounds bloody brilliant. Cryptosis are actually former thrashers Distillator, and they’ve lost none of their firepower. ‘Bionic Swarm’ is an uncompromising speedball of ear splitting savagery. Let’s just hope the future involves more Cryptosis and less of the machines.