- Sarah Stubbs
REVIEWED: Ingested - 'Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants'
Celebrating 15 years of utter merciless brutality, British death metal legends Ingested journey back in time to their grind-infested roots with a lovingly remastered re-release of their debut EP, 'Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants'. Harkening back to the band’s savage slam foundations, this is a gnarly nostalgia trip for seasoned fans and a viciously arresting introduction to their original sound for those more familiar with the slightly blackened, bestial majesty of recent masterworks.
Inspired by the pulverising, infernal ingenuity of extreme music’s early pioneers with abrasive, sandpaper riffs, head-shattering groove, tearing hooks and growling, cavernous vocals wrenched from the netherworld, each track is a satisfying, crushing battery of relentless rage. Opening with 'Human Abattoir', a disturbing, schlocky pastiche of slasher movie motifs, the assault rifle drums of 'Butchered and Devoured' that follow are as iron cold as the slaughterer’s knife. 'Foetal Mush' continues in the same twisted vein with sickening lyrics delivered through inhuman wails, 'Erotic Depravity' defiles the ears with a thoroughly perverted pounding and 'Copremesis' closes the EP with a sadistic slab of pure, blasted aggression.
A guaranteed hard-on for connoisseurs of death at its most raw, this gore-crusted classic is the auditory equivalent of being gleefully ripped apart by a pack of cannibalistic mutant monstrosities.
'Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants' is out now via Unique Leader