Ingested
Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering


3.0
good

Review

by Hellstormpirate USER (5 Reviews)
December 3rd, 2010 | 18 replies | 5,565 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A ridiculously heavy and crushing journey through slam. Although not being particularly amazing or mind blowing it is important to see this as merely a fun record.

Ah Ingested, I remember seeing these guys with Carnifex a while and despite the ridiculous amount of hype people had for Carnifex I left the venue simply in amazement of what I had heard from Ingested. The next day I promptly listened to the album in full and needless to say I was amazed. At the time it was one of the heaviest albums I had ever listened to and I simply loved every second of it. After some time I felt it was time to approach this album with a different perspective as opposed to the fan boy attitude I had back then.

The first thing you can say when you listen to the opener 'Skinned And ***ed' is that it is without a doubt brutal which was definitely one of the things that got me hooked on these guys in the first time. Skinned And ***ed however is easily the best track on the album. After that track each and every song simply sounds the same over and over again with only a few unique attributes on each song to separate song from the other such as the neat guitar solo in 'Stillborn.' The nature of the drumming also gives all the songs that similar feeling like you've already heard everything from these guys.

The main problem for all the same sounding tracks? Simple, the goddamn drums. Due to the nature of the production the drums and particularly the double bass have been all forced to the top of the mix. This may not be such a problem if it weren't for the fact that bands like these are absolutely dependent on the double bass. The result is catastrophic as it results in the guitars and bass being pushed straight to the back of the mix and the fact that the vocals are pretty high in the mix does not help at all. Guitar work sounds muffled when layered against double bass and often when the vocals come in then the guitars are barely significant. The bass.....well....yeah, if you have difficulty hearing the guitars then you sure as hell won't hear the bass.

The vocalist('s) do add a lot of flavor to Ingested. Their vocals range from high shrieks to sickeningly brutal lows to the occasional pig squeal and even down to a hideous pitch shifted gurgle. Seeing as there are three members of the band in charge of vocal duties this add a great range of variety and each style is not abused to the point where it becomes boring or irritating. One could say that the vocals are used as an instrument as well Oh and lyrical content is your typical Slam affair, rape gore....more rape and so on.....these guys are hardly to be taken seriously in the lyrical context but then again they shouldn't be taken seriously on the whole.

The drums are definitely one of the aspects that drew both me and my friends too this band when we saw them live. Put simply we were blown away by the speed. However now looking at it there seems to be nothing too special about the drummer. His drums are simply triggered to *** and because of the nature of production his triggered double bass is seemingly right at the top. Again he is drowning out all other instruments but further more it is simply a bit too irritating to listen to his style of drumming. In small doses the drumming is exhilarating and seeming energetic but trying to listen all the way through an album with irritating bass drums constantly assaulting you becomes tiring. Sure at times the drummer is great and provides drum fills where needed but at other times he simply ruins the record. It would be a good idea if in the future Ingested tried to use production a bit better because on this record they have shot themselves in the foot by bringing the drums too high in the mix.

However in conclusion there is one thing that everyone needs to remember when they listen to Ingested. It isn't serious music nor is it mind stimulating. It is music you play when you just feel like saying "*** intelligence" and headbanging till your eyes escape from your head. It is simply a fun record for all it's short comings and these guys are great live. If these guys ever come nearby then be prepared to bang your ***ing head.


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Hellstormpirate
December 3rd 2010



21 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

First review so...y'know....feedback would be cool.

wyankeif1337
December 4th 2010



6739 Comments


DON'T USE A FUCKING APOSTOPHE IN "ITS" WHEN IT'S POSSESSIVE, GOD DAMN

That is all, good first review.

TBliss
December 4th 2010



987 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Review was pretty good, as was the album.

Hellstormpirate
December 4th 2010



21 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just re-read and noticed a few mistakes but thanks. Dang I need to proof read better but thanks for the feedback.

Lambda
December 4th 2010



2417 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"Stillborn" is incredibly heavy, I just hate the amount of breakdowns on here. Decent review.

Digging: Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery

TAB
December 4th 2010



447 Comments


cd has good slams

FatChickIrl
December 4th 2010



4096 Comments


what the fuck is slam metal lmao

ShadowRemains
December 4th 2010



20479 Comments


this sounds average at best

combustion07
December 4th 2010



5343 Comments


Makes you wanna flail your body around and punch the air and a baby every now and then

wyankeif1337
December 4th 2010



6739 Comments


what the fuck is slam metal


It's a terrible genre, basically.

FatChickIrl
December 4th 2010



4096 Comments


is slam metal synonymous to gay metal? Cuz thats what it sounds like

FatChickIrl
December 4th 2010



4096 Comments


thank you for the validation wya

wyankeif1337
December 4th 2010



6739 Comments


"While similar to standard brutal death metal, slam death metal differs in the focus shifting away from speed and blast beats and more toward groovy "slamming" mid - paced riffs although blast beats are used sporadically. Vocals, generally, register no higher than the standard death growl and are usually much lower, often with a "gurgle"-type sound. Guitar tuning is usually dropped B or lower with frequent pinch harmonics and the prevalence of guitar solos many times sacrificed in favor of crunching riffs. Technicality is often used but is not mandatory, while melody, if present at all, is kept to an absolute minimum. Regionally, slam death metal has been predominately associated with the United States, and more specifically, New York and Texas. However, recently, the genre has spread world-wide. Slam death is considered a style of brutal death metal, meaning that it shares many characteristics with the former. This means that every slam band is brutal, but not all brutal bands are slam. Bands usually associated with slam death metal are Devourment, Dying Fetus, Internal Bleeding, Cock and Ball Torture and Soils of Fate."

Kind of badly written definition from here:
http://metal.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Metal

FatChickIrl
December 4th 2010



4096 Comments


Thanks for the more indepth definition, tbh Slam Metal just sounds so fucking faggy, its like," Hey im in a slam metal band later im gonna take a shower then get slammed in the ass"

Btw checked these guys out and lol its like the same song over and over

combustion07
December 4th 2010



5343 Comments


Welcome to average slam. Haven't heard this album in particular. There are a few slam songs I like but it gets old quick.

Hellstormpirate
December 4th 2010



21 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album is not the usual slam....it's not as grooving if you get my drift and there is a lot more emphasis on speed. I think personally I should have added that in the review anyway. Personally I'm very cautious when it comes to Slam Death Metal, mainly because of the vocals but also because there is absolutely nothing interesting usually. I love bands such as Devourment and Wormed but beyond that there is very little to the genre that I can actually enjoy.

combustion07
December 4th 2010



5343 Comments


I'll check this out sometime soon, and let you know what I think.

Eulogize
April 26th 2011



2969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

First and seventh track are definitely my favorite. But, just like everyone else has said, it does get either boring or overwhelming after a while.



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