Corrupted
Llenandose de Gusanos


4.5
superb

Review

by Myrrhman USER (2 Reviews)
August 11th, 2008 | 21 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Let the filling of worms commence.

Ever since punk rock and heavy metal began their twisted journey into extremes, Japan has been a stomping ground for some of best and most interesting bands, from those that worship to those that innovate. Corrupted, who hail from Osaka, are the most respected doom metal band to come out of the region, and for good reason; in the past decade they have released a steady stream of harrowing sludge, taking part in splits with other legendary groups such as Grief, Noothgrush, and Discordance Axis. They are also notable for their mostly-Spanish lyrics and unwillingness to do interviews or press photography.

Corrupted's first full-length, Paso Inferior, consisted of a single forty minute track; however, they up the ante with Llenandose de Gusanos, which spreads across two discs and just as many hours. "Sangre/Humanos" begins with stark, meandering piano and is eventually accompanied by an obscured spoken word passage. After seventeen minutes, the band ruptures like a tsunami in slow motion; the instrumentation is funereal in approach, with waves of claustrophobic guitar chords being accented by typically sparse drumming all fans of the genre have come to love. Hevi's vocals are gut-wrenching, as if he was being tortured during the recording. Describing the latter half of the song as dirge-like would be an understatement.

Disc two consists solely of "El Mundo," a seventy minute, minimal ambient piece. Although one would expect the song to become tedious, it slowly develops and changes mood, contrasting the static, vitriolic anger present on "Humanos". The synthesizer sounds are otherwordly and similar to those of Paysage d'Hiver; both deep and higher tones resonate in a strangely glacial reverb. Corrupted are one of the few metal bands that can successfully combine such elements with such crusty, often sickeningly heavy metal. Their next album would even include an all-acoustic song, but that is for another day. All of this makes Llenandose de Gusanos a wonderfully entrancing and captivating listen. Those who lack the attention span, be forewarned.


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Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 11th 2008


15743 Comments


You know you can write really good reviews. I like it when you do.

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taylormemer
August 12th 2008


4917 Comments


^^
What after one review...?

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2008


15743 Comments


eliminator

FlawedPerfection
Emeritus
August 12th 2008


2806 Comments


ELIMINATOR

taylormemer
August 12th 2008


4917 Comments


Why can't Eliminator be eliminated. Seriously.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2008


17920 Comments


dipshit

taylormemer
August 12th 2008


4917 Comments


Shitdip

any14doomsday
August 12th 2008


679 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not a single comment on the actual music yet.

I really like the first disc, its so heavy... but then again so is pretty much everything they have done. The second one is just a little too much, and a little too long for me.

have you heard 'El mundo Frio' ?

P13
August 12th 2008


1327 Comments


It's actually a good review, but a bit short for a two hour long, dual disc album.

Myrrhman
August 12th 2008


83 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah a two disc album with only two songs. do expect me to add a couple paragraphs consisting of bad metaphors like most of the idiots on this site?

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2008


17920 Comments


where are the mars volta comparisons

plane
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2008


6094 Comments


i want a play-by-play of the first fifteen minutes of each track

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2008


15743 Comments


does this have glorious climactic crescendos? I won't listen to it unless it has glorious climactic crescendos.

Wizard
August 12th 2008


19513 Comments


I'm guessing this is Eliminator's alter ego? No?

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Myrrhman
August 12th 2008


83 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

are you retarded

Wizard
August 13th 2008


19513 Comments


Lets see: new account, short concise reviews, witty comments, ummmmmmmm you can see why I questioned you. But my apologies if you are not Eliminator.
Good review by the way! Never heard of these guys. They sound like something I would enjoy.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2008


15743 Comments


Lets see: new account, short concise reviews, witty comments, ummmmmmmm you can see why I questioned you. But my apologies if you are not Eliminator.


so to answer your question, yes.

joshuatree
Emeritus
September 9th 2008


3742 Comments


im downloading this now, but those track lengths are just insane. not too sure if im going to like this or not.

eternium
March 9th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sangre/Humanos was fucking massive but El Mundo isn't changing much despite what the review says.

adjeco
April 4th 2011


25 Comments


Faggot review nedgded dont post this sHit near me agian bitch



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