Corrupted
Loss


2.0
poor

Review

by rasputin USER (200 Reviews)
November 8th, 2015 | 18 replies


Release Date: 03/27/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: truly a loss.

Four years after unleashing Garten der Unbewusstheit onto unsuspecting fans, Corrupted have emerged again from hibernation with a new EP and a new line-up. Without going into much detail one can safely assume this incarnation of the band is a brand new thing, having lost its signature voice as well as its primary song-writer. Those acquainted with Corrupted's past EP material will know, particularly in regard to their earlier recordings, that Corrupted's style of sludge doom on their EPs is equally as engaging as that of their mammoth constructions on the LPs. 90s releases like El dios queja, Dios injusto, later ones such as Vasana and An Island Insane, not to mention the material on countless splits, showcases both short and long tracks of heavy doom with varying degrees of atmosphere and intensity. Considering the quality of their entire discography, major and minor releases included, listening to Loss and thinking what it represents for the new version of Corrupted is somewhat disheartening, but at the same time makes you treasure the earlier works just that little more.

Loss is a fairly basic recording. Perhaps the point behind it was to just give a snippet of what the band could sound like, what they could possibly achieve, given the time and chance, but taking into account the heritage of fantastic minor releases Corrupted has had for over two decades, the new EP falls absolutely flat on its face. Starting with eerie wind noises and some harsh shrieks, the EP gets into gear with a swirling blown out riff that rises out of the nothingness. Accompanied with buried drums and a menacing atmosphere, the new vocalist does a decent Hevi impersonation as the track continues to build. The new vocalist Taiki, who being a female may serve as a drawcard for the 'new' Corrupted, adds a bit of flair later in the track with some higher pitched vocals when the riff changes for the first (and only) time. Then the music and vocals fade out and we're left with some dingy ambient sounds for the remaining 5 minutes.

There really isn't a better word to describe Loss other than 'disappointing'. It's disappointing that rather than calling it quits the remnants of the band have continued on with the Corrupted moniker. It's disappointing that this relatively difficult to acquire 7" has barely 3 minutes of 'sludge' material on it, which though sounding somewhat decent, is a far cry from absolutely anything the band has released before, or other similar bands are releasing now and have done in the more recent past. Most of all it's disappointing that such poor quality material is being stamped with the Corrupted label and thus being collectively grouped with earlier material. I sincerely hope that this is just some poorly thought-out experiment that will be rectified in future material, or even that a name change could let Corrupted R.I.P., but my fingers aren't crossed.



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ComeToDaddy
November 8th 2015


1575 Comments


I didn't even know this existed, and probably would've been happy leaving it that way from the sounds of things. Gonna check out of morbid curiosity and just end up disappointed m/ sweet 200 man

rasputin
November 8th 2015


14891 Comments


yeah it hasn't (deservedly) got much attention

you can find the whole track on youtube

hal1ax
November 8th 2015


8238 Comments


nice review

"Corrupted have emerged from again from hibernation "
this may need fix

oltnabrick
November 8th 2015


35835 Comments


had this on my wishlist for a while

idk where to listen at

rasputin
November 8th 2015


14891 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DDbRiB3GE4

Ovrot
November 8th 2015


12991 Comments


rasputin sighting

Graveyard
November 8th 2015


6360 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I don't know why they still kept the Corrupted moniker. Definitely one the years biggest disappointments.

Archael
November 8th 2015


1163 Comments


rip

someguest
November 8th 2015


28489 Comments


hello rasputin

rasputin
November 8th 2015


14891 Comments


hello someguest

sup

Hawks
November 9th 2015


49983 Comments


Damn I missed this. Doesn't look like something I'd want to check, but sweet review Rasp.

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Nikkolae
November 9th 2015


5167 Comments


my expectations were pretty low to begin with so this is fine i guess.

Vetimus
November 13th 2015


809 Comments


Rasp is back!

dimsim3478
November 26th 2015


7627 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

hoping this is just supposed to be a little (albeit 9 minute long) sample clip and not a serious song, because it actually does just sound like a sample clip

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deezer666
November 26th 2015


2498 Comments


Holy shit


Gwyn.
November 26th 2015


17042 Comments


ugh

rasputin
November 26th 2015


14891 Comments


"hoping this is just supposed to be a little (albeit 9 minute long) sample clip and not a serious song, because it actually does just sound like a sample clip"

yeah it really does

Maco097
June 19th 2016


2407 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Nothing worth here.



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