Ingested – Ashes Lie Still Review

UK Death Metal titans Ingested return with probably their best and most diverse effort yet, but don’t worry it’s still got all those filthy ingredients like before – just...

Death Metal

Metal Blade Records

Release Date – November 4th 2022

 

Line Up:

Studio Band –

Jason Evans – Vocals

Sean Hynes – Guitars/Backing Vocals

Dominic Grimard – Bass

Lyn Jeffs – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1 – Ashes Lie Still

2 – Shadows In Time

3 – You’ll Never Learn

4 – Tides Of Glass

5 – From Hollow Words

6 – Sea Of Stone

7 – All I’ve Lost

8 – With Broken Wings

9 – Echoes Of Hate

10 – Scratch The Vein

 

UK Death Metal titans Ingested return with probably their best and most diverse effort yet, but don’t worry it’s still got all those filthy ingredients like before – just more of them! The band has had some hardships over the past couple of years and not just the pandemic and all that comes streaming out in the songs.

Opening with the title track which rips out of the speakers on a barrage of guitar and drums that is as impressive as it overwhelming plus the bonus of Julia Frau lending her beautiful pipes over the chorus. ‘Shadows In Time’ sets off at a blistering pace but soon settles down into a crushing grind with some superb leads from Hynes. The crush continues ‘You’ll Never Learn’ before the creep fest of ‘Tides Of Glass’ has you shivering – play this for those annoying trick or treaters and you won’t see them again! ‘From Hollow Words’ ups the pace and features the vocal talents of Sven De Caluwe from Aborted who gives it large along with Evans before ‘Sea Of Stone’ rattles your bones on a proper death thrasher. Trivium’s Matt Heafy comes in on atmospheric ‘All I’ve Lost’ which builds into an epic rager with synths flowing behind the devastating riffage. ‘With Broken Wings’ is another crusher then ‘Echoes Of Hate’ is another that builds from a melodic intro into a stomping beast then album closer ‘Scratch The Vein’ ends things on a death/doom grinder.

My exposure to this sort of extreme metal has been limited but I’m slowly finding my way, and this release has been extremely helpful because it’s kind of set a benchmark for me. Ingested has a way of being loud, fast, and aggressive but also melodic very much in the same way the Swedes do with their extreme metal. I would say that from the little I’ve heard from Ingested this is their best yet and they can look forward to stepping up the ladder a rung or two.

 

Score: 8/10

Reviewed by: Smudge

 

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