Nov 10, 2011

Ingested "Surpassing The Boundaries of Human Suffering" Review

Genre: Slam / Death Metal
Brutality is a delicate musical formula to accomplish without descending into a cacophony of indistinguishable noise. UK’s metal act Ingested find the hammering balance in their debut album “Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering” on Siege of Amida Records. Although the relentless battering of the drummer Lyn Jeffs mesh with the intensely pure and heavy guitar and bass tones set out by guitarists Sean Hynes and Same Yates and bassist Brad Fuller fusing with vocalist Jason Evan’s guttural snarl and blistering shriek to create a sonic assault that will not leave any metalhead searching for their fix of titanic sounds that never fail to satisfy the need for both speed and slam. The opening track “Skinned And Fucked” is certainly a devastating opening and an excellent preview of what the album has to offer and certainly does not fail to disappoint.

Official "Skinned And Fucked" Music Video

The true genius of this album lies in the fact that although Ingested has a very distinct sound, none of the tracks on this album sound like a rehashed version of a previous track. From the distinctive guitar work on the tracks on “Contorted Perception” and “Cremated Existence” and the fantastic drumming on “Compremesis” and “Pre-Released Foetal Mush” all the while the vocals add another layer of devastation to the spectacular instrumentals. Lyrically, this album is not for the squeamish, certainly any number of lyrics could cited that would prove the point trying to be made but suffice it to say that the lyrics on this album certainly are comparable to the most stunning lyrics on any given Cannibal Corpse albums. This album is a fine example of the up and coming scene of heavy music that takes the intensity to 11. Lyrically, musically, conceptually this album, while not for the lighthearted or those looking for an introduction to the genre, “Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering” is definitely a rewarding listen for those looking for a unrelenting and powerful piece of music.
Rating: 5/5
Review by: Matthew Marsden Noonan