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Corrupted : El Mundo Frio

This is Corrupted's fourth 'one track=one CD' release (if you count both CD's in 'Llenandose De Gusanos'), and as usual it's over an hour long. The music is most comparable to their previous full length, 'Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos'. It contains the same depressive single-note guitar play in the intro, outro and a few middle sections, which last about 5-10 minutes each, as in the track 'Gekkou No Daichi' from the aforementioned album. What follows from there is best compared to 'Paso Inferior' with more of a droning sound.

As always, Corrupted is a filthy and incredibly heavy beast. However, there is less aggression in 'El Mundo Frio' than what their fans would be used to. In fact it's quite empty, almost a bit depressive. The album title, which means "The Cold World", shows that this is indeed intentional. They never were optimists to begin with, but this time there isn't even enough hope to make it worth getting upset. Indeed, after listening to, and reviewing, every one of their releases until now, there is one thing I've learned. Corrupted have many faces, but it's often cleverly disguised by their ability to alter their music just slightly to achieve a whole new affect.

While this is not a new 'Paso Inferior', it's definitively their second best full length thus far. It's got a true Corrupted feeling. I believe their fans will be satisfied by this, and since the 'Paso Inferior' release is really hard and expencive to get hold of, I would reccomend this as the introduction CD for all who's curious about this band. In general I would say that there is a reason they are one of the major names in doom/sludge metal, and this CD gives a nice portrait of why.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. El Mundo Frio

Duration : Approx. 72 mins.

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Reviewed on 31-05-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
Aesthetic Death
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