Friday, 27 December 2013

Ingested - Revered By No-One, Feared By All (Review)

Album Type : EP
Date Released : 16/12/2013
Label : Siege of Amida

Revered by No-One, Feared by All, track listing :
1). Titanomachy
2). ‘Regicide’
3). Uncrowned’
4). Endgame’

Bio :

Mancunian slam crew INGESTED have built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time. Punishing beatdowns, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in Ingested's musical arsenal. Their debut album "Surpassing The Boundaries of Human Suffering" was released in June 2009 and received critical acclaim from magazines such as Terrorizer (8.5/10), Metal Hammer (8/10) and Kerrang! (4/5). Following the Summer release of their album, Ingested were chosen to open up the 2010 Bonecrusher European tour, headlined by US heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder and featuring The Faceless, Carnifex and more.

Known for a vicious live show, Ingested's skull crushing mix of death metal blastbeats and hardcore breakdowns will bulldoze you violently into the ground and leave you in a crumpled heap asking for more. With appearances at Mountains of Death and Ghostfest under their belt, and support slots with bands such as Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Suffocation, Napalm Death, Suffokate, Veil Of Maya and many more, 2011 saw the highly anticipated sophomore release "The Surreption" mixed and mastered by Mick Kenney (Bleeding Through, Anaal Nathrakh) and featuring guest spots by Alex Erian (Despised Icon, Obey The Brave) and Matthew Jones (Martyr Defiled). It was a heavier, more mature and undoubtedly darker offering from the northern slam kings. In support of the release for "The Surreption", Ingested tore up Europe with label mates Martyr Defiled and Annotations Of An Autopsy for noTOURious and also headlined the "Harbingers Of The End" tour around the UK.

Ingested entered 2012 with the same ferocious intent to play everywhere and anywhere, with high profile festival slots such as Extreme Fest featuring Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Carnifex, but while spending most of 2013 writing their follow up to The Surreption, in the form of a four track EP 'Revered By No One Feared By All' 2014 looks to be another successful year for the young British five piece

The Band :
Sean Hynes | Guitar
Jason Evans | Vocals
Sam Yates | Guitar
Brad Fuller | Bass
Lyn Jeffs | Drums


Manchester has always been a hive of musical activity.  For decades and decades bands, acts and events have turned Manchester into a bubbling pot of sonic variety.  It’s from this place of wonders that death metal quintet Ingested hail from: these fine gentlemen are vicious purveyors of the death metal art, and do it so well that every venue they play at, will look like a tornado has torn through it after they’re done. 

December sees the release of their brand new EP ‘Revered by No One, Feared by All’, a four-track splinter of slamming death metal that slides right under your skin and sticks there.  If it’s brutal you want, it’s brutal you shall receive. 

The EP begins with the grinding, scraping, ravaging ‘Titanomachy’, a song which screams bloody murder out of your speakers.  Jay Evans’ voice could probably drill through a stone wall; it’s that kind of powerful.  Couple that with the saw blade guitars of Sean Hynes and Sam Yates and you have yourself a magnificent weapon of sonic destruction. 

After this comes ‘Regicide’, Lyn Jeffs’ feet slamming down on that double bass pedal so hard you fear for the floor beneath him.  Seriously, this is a monster of a tune, belting out at 200mph with no desire whatsoever to step on the brakes.  When the breakdown hits in the final minute, the track aims for takeoff and hits the stratosphere with its speed and unrelenting brutal force. 

‘Uncrowned’ carries on the crushing tempo, forcing you back into your seat as though you were strapped into some diabolical white-knuckle ride.  My suggestion is to grin like a maniac and let this track take you through twists, turns and gut-wrenching drops.  Brad Fuller seems to want to kill his bass on this song as well; it’s being slammed with such anger. 

Final song ‘Endgame’ wraps up proceedings with a flourish of noise, aggression and punishing vocals.  As it grinds itself to a glorious, fading finish, Ingested’s EP closes with a feeling of savage ecstasy.  ‘Revered by No One, Feared by All’ is four tracks full of pulsing death metal energy, a grind house thriller that will leave the listener begging for the mosh pit.  This December, I urge you to get Ingested. 

Words by : Chris Markwell

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