A musical journey filled with hatred
English metal band Ingested has been blowing people’s minds with their soul-shaking sound since 2006, and last month, the band released the record The Surreption II. This album is a follow-up to Ingested’s Surreption, and on The Surreption II, the music is wild due to the powerful vocal performances from Jason Evans, Sean Hynes and Sam Yates. The guitar playing from Hynes and Yates gives each track a heavy dose of vein-shaking riffs, and the drum playing from Lyn Jeffs jolts the background with thunderous drum beats. Ingested knows how to create quality death metal music.
“The Consequence” is a dark song filled with righteous notes that blazes the atmosphere with skull-crushing noise. While listening, the riffs from Hynes and Yates gives this piece endless insanity. Hynes and Yates do a great job with playing their hearts out on “The Consequence,” and the vein-shaking riffs will cause listeners to head-bang while the music blares from the speakers.
The screaming song “This Disgusting Revelation” has Evans, Hynes and Yates singing in pure hatred. What is enjoyable is how Evans sings in a low and authoritative style filled with sheer anger while the bone-chilling shrieking from Hynes and Yates contributes to the rage on this composition. Evans, Hynes and Yates are not afraid to express themselves on “This Disgusting Revelation,” and through the dominant vocal performances, the high-strung feeling of hating someone can be felt.
A gruesome track like “Manifesting Obscenity” has lyrics telling a horrifying story of wanting to kill another woman. The words, “So sick and twisted searching for the perfect one to kill/ A fu..ing victim, prepare to meet my thrill/ You will know my shame” give an insight into how a person is negatively impacted by the way some women use men to help them become financially stable. Although “Manifesting Obscenity” is about murder, the creativity of writing the lyrics is well done.
The closing tune, “The Alpha and Omega,” ends the record with a bang by Jeffs’s erratic drum playing. Right off the bat, the sound of Jeffs smacking his drum heads and cymbals contributes to the lingering darkness that keeps taking over the band’s minds. But perhaps the most notable part can be found toward the end when Ingested starts to focus on instrumentation. The blend of every instrument gives this piece a solid ending that can leave the listener’s ears buzzing with excitement. “The Alpha and Omega” is a bittersweet ending that has amazing drum playing from Jeffs and mind-blowing instrumental music.
What makes death metal is ground-shaking vocals, heart-stopping instrumentation and well-written lyrics. Ingested did a fine job with making The Surreption II. How the band crafted this album brings out the true nature of metal, and the band brings the feeling of what death metal music should always sound like.