Corrupted

Members of Corrupted: Chu Hasegawa, Hevi, Ippei Suda, Jose (10), Masato Yokota, Monger (2), Taiki (3), Talbot
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/, http://nostalgiablackrain.seesaa.net/

Discography of Corrupted:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Llenandose De Gusanos 3 Audio 1999-10-15 HG Fact
2 Paso Inferior 2 Audio 2002 Insolito
3 Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos 5 Audio 2004-04-16 HG Fact
4 Phobia / Corrupted 5 Audio 1999
5 El Mundo Frio 3 Audio 2005-09-29 HG Fact
6 Paso Inferior 3 Audio 1997 Frigidity Discos
7 Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos 3 Audio 2004-01-17 HG Fact
8 Dios Injusto 2 Audio 1999 Frigidity Discos
9 Anciano 4 Audio 1995 Japan Overseas
10 La Victima Es Tu Mismo 2 Audio 2001 View Beyond Records
11 El Dios Queja 3 Audio 1995 Tag Rag
12 Corrupted / Sloth 2 Audio 2000 Not On Label (Sloth (6) Self-released)
13 Paso Inferior 2 Audio 2008
14 Nadie 3 Audio 2008-01-00 Throne Records
15 Paso Inferior 3 Audio 2008-07-20 Nostalgia Blackrain
16 Anciano 4 Audio 1995 Japan Overseas
17 Corrupted / Infaust 2 Audio 2002 Blind Date Records
18 Nadie 3 Audio 2008-01-00 Throne Records
19 Corrupted / Infaust 2 Audio 2002 Blind Date Records
20 Garten Der Unbewusstheit 3 Audio 2011-08-20 Nostalgia Blackrain
21 Paso Inferior 2 Audio 2002 Insolito
22 El Futuro En La Oscuridad 4 Audio 2007
23 Phobia / Corrupted 5 Audio 1999
24 Scarver's Calling / Corrupted 4 Audio 1999 Gouge Records
25 Anciano 4 Audio 1995 Japan Overseas
26 Corrupted / Machetazo 4 Audio 2000 Frigidity Discos
27 Corrupted / Sloth 2 Audio 2000 Not On Label (Sloth (6) Self-released)
28 Corrupted / Grief 2 Audio 1995 HG Fact
29 La Victima Es Tu Mismo 2 Audio 2001 View Beyond Records
30 Dios Injusto 2 Audio 1999 Frigidity Discos
31 Corrupted / Grief 2 Audio 1995 HG Fact
32 Anciano 4 Audio 1995 Japan Overseas


Corrupted is a Japanese sludge/doom metal band, formed in 1994. Their sound is characterized by incredibly downtuned guitars and bass playing slow, minimalist riffs under deep layers of feedback. The vocals are harsh guttural grunts, and the music alternates between long instrumental sections and sections with vocals which go for long periods of time without rest. They are considered by most familiar with the genre to be one of the heaviest and darkest doom metal bands of all. However, they sometimes have long acoustic sections, spoken-word interludes, and other breaks in the style, even other instruments, as on their album El Mundo Frio, a 71-minute song which contains long sections of harp. To this effect, they invite a keyboardist, [a=Takehito Miyagi] and some harpists on some recordings.

Corrupted has a few notable idiosyncrasies which seem to create an air of mystery around the band. Although they hail from Japan, and their members on most releases are all Japanese, they sing almost exclusively in Spanish, though some songs contain sections in Japanese or English. In addition, the band has never taken promotional pictures nor do any of the albums contain group photos. The only known existing photographs are taken by fans at concerts, and they refuse to give interviews.

Corrupted’s albums typically contain extensive liner notes in the form of bleak black-and-white photographs, which add to the gloomy atmosphere of the music.

The band is known for its ability to produce songs of almost any length; their longest song El Mundo Frio is substantially longer than an seventy minutes, while their shortest song, an untitled track recorded for a homeless benefit compilation, lasts less than two minutes.

After their 2011 album 'Garten Der Unbewusstheit', most members have left the band.


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