The first time I came face-to-face with Mancunian slam crew Ingested was in the back room of a bar in Reading where they smashed the skulls of that early evening crowd into a splintered mush. Who’d have thought then that, fifteen years later, we’d be sat here celebrating the career of the band who have, and quite rightfully so, become one of the leaders of the UK death/slam scene?

Well, we are doing exactly that, and to provide the soundtrack to our celebrations, the band have dug back into the sewers of the early days and dragged up this festering offering. Stinking Cesspool of Liquified Human Remnants features five tracks that were to become their groundbreaking debut album Surpassing the boundaries of Human Suffering, a recording that set them on a journey to the top of their genre. Remastered for this reissue, each track shows the humble beginnings of the Mancunian outfit as filthy, festering gore extravaganza. Still rough around the edges, tracks like “Human Abattoir” and “Erotic Depravity” may be fairly textbook offerings, what with their gore movie sample intros and indecipherable belched vocals but, fifteen years later, it’s fair to say, they still stand up strong against the rest of the genre.

If you’ve followed the band since their early days in 2006 right through to their stunning Where Only Gods May Tread (read our review here) disc released last year, you’ll have seen this group grow into a true force to be reckoned with in the extreme metal scene. However, if you only jumped on board the Ingested gorefest in the last few years, Stinking Cesspool of Liquified Human Remnants is a not-for-the-faint-hearted peek into the body-filled, stenching cesspit from where this band emerged.

Stinking Cesspool of Liquified Human Remnants Track Listing:

1. Human Abbatoir
2. Butchered and Devoured
3. Pre-Released Foetal Mush
4. Erotic Depravity
5. Copremesis

Run Time: 14:42
Release Date: January 15, 2020
Record Label: Unique Leader Records

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.