Towards the end of 2006, British Brutal Slam Death Metal legends Ingested almost released their debut EP, ‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’, but it was shelved. However, to mark their fifteen year anniversary, it will finally officially see the light of day, remixed and mastered, revealing it in all its putrid glory.
Ingested – Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants EP (Unique Leader Records)
Release Date: 15 January 2021
Words: Jools Green
‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’ is a superbly brutal listen. It is a four track, plus intro, fifteen minute assault on your senses. It features the original versions of ‘Pre-Released Foetal Mush’ and ‘Copremesis’ which went on to make a re-recorded appearance on their debut full length album ‘Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering’ in 2009.
The other included tracks are the intro ‘Human Abattoir’, ‘Butchered and Devoured’ and ‘Erotic Depravity’ which paints a mental picture as to just what to look forward to.
I am unfamiliar with the original mix and master but this mix is excellent. It is well balanced and gives sharp definition to every skin searing element of the sound. The composition of the tracks is much rawer and less sophisticated than their more recent offerings, but it still has just enough of the elements which get your head nodding. Not quite melody or groove, but something repeatedly addictive within those brutal riffs which still continues in their sound today.
Vocally it is far more indecipherable regarding lyrical content, descending into squeals at times, but it turns out to be brutally explicit when you look deeper at these lyrics.
‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’ is huge fun to listen. It is an excellent insight into the origin of their sound, which today is just as brutal, but with a touch more clarity and sophistication, which you would expect from a band’s natural progression and evolution.
It’s too short to pick a favourite track, just enjoy it in its skin searing entirety.
If you are a fan of their recent work you should find this equally as enjoyable, I am and I did.