Album Review: Ingested – The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams

Album Review: Ingested – The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams
Reviewed by Daniel Phipps

Manchester death metal act Ingested really are starting to be a band you can set your watch too. An album release followed by an extensive tour cycle and back at it again with little to no time off in between and the band new collection of material The Tide of Death and Fractured Dreams will be the bands five release in a six year span (and that is if you don't include a complete re-recording of their second record the Surreption).

The Tide of Death and Fractured Dreams encapsulates how Ingested has progressed as creative artists over the past nine years since the band's third full length The Architect of Extinction. If you take the bands catalogue in this time each record has its own identity and definitely none of them sound the same and this new collection of tracks you can hear how they have continued to grow over this time. You still get absolutely battered by the intensity of the drumming, you still hear crunchy and monster riffs and you still get a huge vocal performance but you also are treated to more.

Album Review: Ingested – The Tide Of Death And Fractured Dreams

 I personally hear far more use of harmony and melody used within the tracks and when that is combined with Ingested's signature pummelling death metal sound mentioned above it really adds a killer touch. Within the record you also hear how Ingested continue to look at ways to build on their sound by creating songs that are not your typical death metal sounding track especially during the midway point of the record the tone is not to just to batter you with extremity but to show you something which has a slightly more accessible sound whilst still having venom behind it. But you know The Tide of Death and Fractured Dreams still is an Ingested record and they still do what they do best craft absolutely pummelling tracks with the most recent single “Pantheon” absolutely flawing me as it first came through my speakers and is one of the most ferocious tracks within the bands recent back catalogue. 

The Manchester three piece have again put together a superb slab of death metal which continues to showcase the bands ability to follow up each record with another effort that matches its predecessor in terms of quality and showcases growth. This is just another notch on the bands belt as they continue to graft their way atop the UK metal scene.

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