Rating:
9.0
Corrupted - Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos
2004


01. Gekkou No Daichi
02. Rato Triste
03. Sus Futuros


One of Japan's most interesting bands is the sickening Sludge/Doom ensemble Corrupted. Being completely averse to any form of promotion, they do not do interviews, but instead decided to let their music represent them. And with a stunning total of 13 splits, 7 ep's and four full-lengths (at the moment), they could not ask for a better spokesperson.

"Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos", their third full-length, was the first album that came across my path in physical shape. As I was familiar with the name, and acquaintances had made a lot of promises about the band, I had no choice but to pick it up. At that time, little did I know it would turn out to be one of the most bewildering and obsessing experiences in ages.

Opening up with a warm and comforting acoustic strumming, my expectations rose higher and higher. Sure, it is always a good idea to cheat the listener with a calm intro, to ensure maximum effect when hell finally breaks loose. When the first few minutes passed, my patience become more and more troubled to maintain itself. An appalling feeling stealthily took a hold of me. When the slideguitar kicked in after more than five minutes, I panicked. Was this a mistake? Some kind of sick joke? Finally, I had a chance to get Corrupted on some cd, and someone accidentily gave me the wrong disc. But hadn't the cd itself had "Corrupted" printed on it, bright and clear? I settled down again. Perhaps I had just picked their only acoustic cd. What also worked soothingly was the immense quality of the music, which I only noticed at that point.

The tender, gentle and warm guitars are an absolutely delight to the shattered, blood-stained eardrums of every seasoned metalhead out there. The powerful, sonorous bass of vocalist Hevi works better than the best herb out there to reach utter relaxation. His unintelligible lyrics allow the listener to release focus and slowly drone away. The full seventeen minutes that this song lasts, are an absolute oasis of peace.

But then. Of course, in the unholy land of Heavy Metal, such a comfortable state of mind can never sustain itself long. As soon as "Gekkou No Daichi" ends, the second song "Rato Triste" violently crushes every bit of peacefulnes around you. With its squeeling guitars, monstrous bass and hellish old school death growls it morphs every listener into a mindless zombie, with only one thought in mind: SLUDGE. DOOM. DEATH. In the third song, they pick up the pace a bit, resulting in a song with the rampaging force equal to a horde of wild bulls. Corrupted are out to destroy, with their unholy mix of old school Death, Doom, Sludge, Drone and a lot of feedback. Nasty shit.

The latter two songs add up to around seventeen minutes as well, so this album is nicely balanced. Tender subtly versus frantic force. A full-out war between heaven and hell, no compromises. Abandon all sanity and become C o r r u p t e d.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 10
Production: 8


Website: http://www.dxmxtx.com/corrupted/


 



Written on 12.05.2008 by
Lucas
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Marfere - 12.05.2008 at 17:40  
This band uses the same textstyle in their bandname as the good old band Coroner (which starts with the 3 same letters). Just to make it clear
Lucas - 12.05.2008 at 17:43  
Written by Marfere on 12.05.2008 at 17:40

This band uses the same textstyle in their bandname as the good old band Coroner (which starts with the 3 same letters). Just to make it clear


Yeah I believe it's a pretty common type of letters. Did you check the music out?
Southern Wind - 12.05.2008 at 20:47  
I'm glad to see this review, I think Corrupted are the most criminally overlooked doom metal band on earth, same as the whole Japanese scene... And this is their best album, probably along with the two EPs released last year.
Lucas - 12.05.2008 at 20:49  
Written by Guest on 12.05.2008 at 20:47

I'm glad to see this review, I think Corrupted are the most criminally overlooked doom metal band on earth, same as the whole Japanese scene... And this is their best album, probably along with the two EPs released last year.


They are indeed too good to be missed out on, that's why I wrote the review. I will probably review the other two full-lengths I am soon getting too.

By the way, those two EP's are only released on vinyl, right? Damn shame.
Southern Wind - 12.05.2008 at 20:51  
Written by Lucas on 12.05.2008 at 20:49

Written by Guest on 12.05.2008 at 20:47

I'm glad to see this review, I think Corrupted are the most criminally overlooked doom metal band on earth, same as the whole Japanese scene... And this is their best album, probably along with the two EPs released last year.


They are indeed too good to be missed out on, that's why I wrote the review. I will probably review the other two full-lengths I am soon getting too.

By the way, those two EP's are only released on vinyl, right? Damn shame.


Yes, all their EPs are vinyl only... but it's only a shame for the last two (Vasana and An Island Insane), because most of their stuff released as EP or split material isn't really worthy except for a few songs.
Marfere - 12.05.2008 at 21:13  
Written by Lucas on 12.05.2008 at 17:43

Written by Marfere on 12.05.2008 at 17:40

This band uses the same textstyle in their bandname as the good old band Coroner (which starts with the 3 same letters). Just to make it clear


Yeah I believe it's a pretty common type of letters. Did you check the music out?


Sry forgot to comment on your review I liked what I read so I actually looked them up and they sound quite good!
Lucas - 12.05.2008 at 21:35  
No problem. I'd rather have people check out what I recommend, then comment on my reviews, to be honest. That's what it's all about.
Southern Wind - 15.05.2008 at 07:34  
Written by Marfere on 12.05.2008 at 17:40

This band uses the same textstyle in their bandname as the good old band Coroner (which starts with the 3 same letters). Just to make it clear


On the other hand, it would be difficult for me to think if a band more different to Coroner than Corrupted... they represent paradigmatically the extreme technic and minimalism in metal respectively... both are among my favourite bands, btw
Marfere - 20.05.2008 at 12:33  
Written by Guest on 15.05.2008 at 07:34

Written by Marfere on 12.05.2008 at 17:40

This band uses the same textstyle in their bandname as the good old band Coroner (which starts with the 3 same letters). Just to make it clear


On the other hand, it would be difficult for me to think if a band more different to Coroner than Corrupted... they represent paradigmatically the extreme technic and minimalism in metal respectively... both are among my favourite bands, btw


I'm glad it is that way though Because otherwise I wouldn't have found out about this band!
DreamWeaver - 21.05.2008 at 06:06  
This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.
Southern Wind - 21.05.2008 at 06:35  
Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...
DreamWeaver - 21.05.2008 at 08:23  
Written by Guest on 21.05.2008 at 06:35

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...


Well, it's Sueños instead of Suenos. And checking other albums' lyrics like Paso Inferior you can see that their spanish is understandable, but not good at all.
Ozman - 21.05.2008 at 11:14  
Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 08:23

Written by Guest on 21.05.2008 at 06:35

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...


Well, it's Sueños instead of Suenos. And checking other albums' lyrics like Paso Inferior you can see that their spanish is understandable, but not good at all.



So? Many bands have lyrics which are written in terrible English (first one that springs to mind is Dimmu Borgir) are which are sung in horrendous English (Scorpions etc.) as long as it works it's fine by me.
Southern Wind - 21.05.2008 at 19:15  
Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 08:23

Written by Guest on 21.05.2008 at 06:35

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...


Well, it's Sueños instead of Suenos. And checking other albums' lyrics like Paso Inferior you can see that their spanish is understandable, but not good at all.


Still, if you know a better lyric in Spanish than "Paso Inferior", I would be pleased to read it... I know it has a lot of minor (and I mean, really minor) grammar mistakes, but I certainly can live with that...
DreamWeaver - 22.05.2008 at 02:38  
Written by Ozman on 21.05.2008 at 11:14

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 08:23

Written by Guest on 21.05.2008 at 06:35

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...


Well, it's Sueños instead of Suenos. And checking other albums' lyrics like Paso Inferior you can see that their spanish is understandable, but not good at all.



So? Many bands have lyrics which are written in terrible English (first one that springs to mind is Dimmu Borgir) are which are sung in horrendous English (Scorpions etc.) as long as it works it's fine by me.


My point is that if they insist in singing and writing in other language, the least they can do is learn the language correctly. Maybe some syntax mistakes can be overlooked. But grammar mistakes are just awful, I mean, you just need a dictionary to write a word correctly.
Ozman - 22.05.2008 at 06:58  
Written by DreamWeaver on 22.05.2008 at 02:38

Written by Ozman on 21.05.2008 at 11:14

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 08:23

Written by Guest on 21.05.2008 at 06:35

Written by DreamWeaver on 21.05.2008 at 06:06

This people should learn some spanish. Anyway, this review has awaken my interest.


Why do you say that? if it's by the album's title, it makes total sense if you ask me (it translates as "It's Made Out Of Assassin Dreams" btw). On the other hand, this band has some of the best lyrics ever written in spanish... broken spanish, but they still make sense and are very deep...


Well, it's Sueños instead of Suenos. And checking other albums' lyrics like Paso Inferior you can see that their spanish is understandable, but not good at all.



So? Many bands have lyrics which are written in terrible English (first one that springs to mind is Dimmu Borgir) are which are sung in horrendous English (Scorpions etc.) as long as it works it's fine by me.


My point is that if they insist in singing and writing in other language, the least they can do is learn the language correctly. Maybe some syntax mistakes can be overlooked. But grammar mistakes are just awful, I mean, you just need a dictionary to write a word correctly.


Then your reasoning applies to about 90% of all metal bands around.
Most horrible grammar around is still Dimmu Borgir IMO
Dangerboner - 22.05.2008 at 07:03  
Who cares. Lyrics don't matter much, especially if you can't even hear what the dude is saying.

As for the album, I'll download it soon enough. I have one of their albums, which I don't care for at all, but I'll give this a try.

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