These guys are heavy as fuck and I don’t just mean they use ridiculous amounts of gain, every element present is a source of chaos and menace. Only Self maintains a certain level of aggression and anger and then somehow still manages to transition into segments and breakdowns that take it to an even darker level. It’s no surprise that it had production from Andy Nelson of Weekend Nachos and mastering by Brad Boatright who also did Nails.
The Level Above Human is something I’ve been craving from 2018, an album with a blistering pace and full energy screaming. Something to blow your hair back, and then your scalp too. This style of brutal slam takes the blueprints set by Cannibal Corpse and fills with nuance and takes the extreme aspect as far as it can go. Often more average deathcore bands will do this to the point where it becomes flat but Ingested have surpassed that with some solid beat driven extreme metal.