Nov 22, 2011

Ingested "The Surreption" Review

Genre: Death Metal / Deathcore / Hardcore
Location: Manchester, UK

The phrase “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” has never and may never be more appropriate. Ingested’s sophomore album “The Surreption” does not fall far from the brutal tree that its predecessor “Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering” came from. Ingested have again shown their brilliance at creating intensely brutal music and have also revealed a delightfully refreshing ability to create music that is true to their form with just the right amount of progress. In short, Ingested has moved forward an inch and in doing so, gained miles. There is no real discernable style changes or added instruments , though the incorporation of gang vocals on several tracks and the inclusion of guest vocals from talented members of Despised Icon and Martyr Defiled are nice surprises and certainly welcome additions. The opening track “Crowning The Abomination” certainly gets the point trying to be made that “The Surreption” has kept to form but has gained a little something, for want of a better term. The whole album has a bleak almost nihilistic feel to it without slowing or calming down. The guitars are still shredding, the bass is still blistering, the drums are still crushing, and the vocals are still shattering. Lyrically, there has been a massive transformation from merely brutal lyrics for brutality’s sake to a conceptually intense thought provoking journey. All told, “The Surreption” is truly exciting opportunity to watch a band mature in every way while not losing anything in the process that made them the band that earned them their loyal fans in the first place, and certainly all those listening to this album who aren’t fans will find themselves converted, those who already are, will not be disappointed.

Rating: 5/5

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