All I've heard of Pelican was when a mate was giving me a lift home from uni and he hadn't swapped CD's in his car for months and it was the only one we'd not recently played, so he put it on. I was a bit indifferent to it.
Cryptopsy strike me as one of those bands who put brutality before good songs, much like Suffocation.
Maybe with their post none so vile stuff but their earlier stuff had some killer songs-Slit Your Guts for that breakdown, Phobophile because of the energy, Crown Of Horns because its such a pissed off opener.
Also, their Once Was Not album is great as well (Lord worm's comeback, but its a crap vocal performance)
I prefer the Thrashier sort of death metal. I think if I only owned Left Hand Path and Like an Ever Flowing Stream I'd be content as far as death metal goes. (Thats not to say there isn't a whole lot more I like)
For something very different, the new 11 hour Sabazius track
Like An Everflowing Stream is great agreed. if you like thrashy death, do you like Vader?
None So vile isnt tech death apart from the drums, the guitars are usually a mixture of four power chords and tremolo picking across three strings-not tech at all, and the bass work follows the guitar. Take it from someone who can play the whole album.
Cryptopsy became tech death after that, on Whisper Supremacy
Listen to Sothis, Sword Of the Witcher (title song for my favorite game), and True Names and see if that changes your mind? Or just the entire Black To The Blind album-its 29 minutes of nothing but pure death metal.
They just don't come across as my style, too much double bass not enough blast beat or Atmosphere.
Are you familiar with the Chasm? they are one of the few bands that don't sound like Swedish death metal that I really like.