This Colombian technical/brutal death metal band, now based in Spain, have been slaughtering eardrums for quite a long time. The band’s inception dates back to 1996, and since then they have released five albums, the most recent of which was 2016’s Cyclonic Void of Power. Their third full-length, Choronzonic Force Domination, was recorded with Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan and was first released by Displeased Records in 2004. However, on April 25th (today!) it’s being reissued by Satanath Records and Rotten Roll Rex.
The reissue features remastered versions of the original songs plus four bonus tracks, and some other goodies. “Dispersion & Darkness (In The Outermost Abyss It Dwells)” is the one song from the reissue album that you can (and should) check out now, and I’ve included it below.
However, that’s not the only Internal Suffering reissue that was launched today. The same two labels are also releasing a remastered version of the band’s 2002 album, Chaotic Matrix. This reissue also includes four bonus tracks. And the song you can check out below from the reissue is “Cosmic Ancient Mountain (Upcoming Chaos I – The Tree Of Knowledge)“.
As they say in the metal journalism trade, this shit kicks ass.
Reedição do segundo álbum dos Internal Suffering, um dos nomes mais históricos do death metal técnico mais brutal vindo da Colômbia. Os Internal Suffering são daquelas que dedicam tanto tempo a colocar técnica absurda na sua música como que a escrever títulos de músicas maiores e com mais complexidade que letras de outros grupos. Bem, quanto a técnica absurda talvez hoje em dia não seja assim, mas quando foi lançado (em 2002), este trabalho era uma boa representação para onde o death metal brutal se estava a dirigir. Não deixa de ser um bom resgate, embora em termos sonoros, o facto de termos uma sonoridade algo baça (apesar de ter sido remasterizado) faz com que o impacto seja mais reduzido do que aquilo que nos lembrávamos. Ainda assim, um bom momento por parte de um dos grandes da Colômbia que vale a pena conferir. E com faixas bónus a acompanhar, onde se incluem duas ao vivo.
"Chaotic Matrix" is the second album by Colombian sickos INTERNAL SUFFERING originally released in 2002. Now revisited and reissued for the second time by Russian Satanath Records in collaboration with Rotten Roll Rex from Germany. The current edition consists of a fully revamped layout design (8-page booklet with lyrics), completely remastered material extended by four exclusive bonus tracks. Fans of Slamming Brutal Death Metal will agree that this album still kicks major asses and kind of a timeless release for the Brutal Death Metal community. The eleven songs of "Chaotic Matrix" plus the four bonuses will please without exception all the brutal freaks worldwide. This is when brutality pairs perfectly with sonic speed and relentless energy. If you are listening with pleasure to the early materials of SUFFOCATION, DEHUMANIZED, INTERNAL BLEEDING, PYREXIA, DYING FETUS, KATAKLYSM, DEVOURMENT, ORIGIN and BRODEQUIN, then this stuff won't disappoint you and that's for sure! Guttural bulldozer-like madness guaranteed!!!
Internal Suffering to jedyna nazwa, która mówiła mi cokolwiek z tego zestawienia i jedna z nielicznych, która obiła mi się wcześniej o uszy i wydaje w tej wytwórni. Opisywany materiał to reedycja wydanej w 2002 drugiej pełnej płyty zespołu. Kolumbijczycy upodobali sobie techniczny, brutalny death metal i opanowali go w na prawdę zadowalającym stopniu. Ciężkie, wypełnione dołem utwory w połączeniu z bulgotliwym, grindowym wręcz wokalem na prawdę robią robotę. Lekko ponad pół godziny takiego napierdolu to zupełnie wystarczająca dawka by przekonać się, że panowie wiedzą o co chodzi w tego typu graniu. Myślę, że fani gatunku mają już o tym albumie swoje zdanie, a jeśli jakoś ominął was ten krążek polecam zapoznać się z jego reedycją.
“Chaotic Matrix” is the second full length album recorded by the Colombian brutal Death Metal band INTERNAL SUFFERING. A modern classic of intense and ultra brutal Death Metal, originally released in 2001 and recently reissued in a limited and remastered edition by the Russian label Satanath Records. “Chaotic Matrix” follows the wake of INTERNAL SUFFERING's debut album “Supreme Knowledge Domain” in terms of chaos and brutality, although the production here is a bit better; yes, but not so much better to lose the rawness and savagery of their uncompromising brutal sound. “Chaotic Matrix” isn't an over produced, digitized, quantized, polished and adulterared album; no, it's an album played from the first second to the last one and it's extraordinarily well played and well written. This is a real lesson in musical violence: extreme and sick music for extreme and sick people. We have ultra fast, technical and downtuned guitars, enriched by many memorable and complex riffs, a punchy and fatty bass tone, along with an unstoppable and very dynamic drumming. The snare sound is amazing, due to the choice of playing it without wires (a typical characteristic of many Colombian and Indonesian brutal Death Metal bands). The drummer's performance is excellent: very fast and accurate blast beats, bomb blasts, an omnipresent double bass, precise cymbal accents, rollings, everything you would expect from a brutal Death Metal album. Same goes for the vocals: ultra guttural and ferocious, filled with disturbing screamings and pig squeals too. The voices are pretty reminiscent of Sylvain Houde's psychotic and brutal style during his 'Northern Hyperblast' years as lead singer of KATAKLYSM. The early works of the Canadian band - and MORBID ANGEL too - have been for sure a great influence on INTERNAL SUFFERING also for what concerns the concept and the lyrical themes: mysticism, Assyro-Babylonian mythology, demonology and Lovecraftian mythos. Even the song titles and lyrics are written in the same way of old KATAKLYSM, intricated and divided into chapters and subchapters. Well, if you're into technical and brutal Death Metal, “Chaotic Matrix” is a masterpiece, without any doubt. This particular edition contains also some extra material: two live songs, one track from the split with INDUCING TERROR and one from the “Unmercyful Extermination” EP.
If you read Schenk's review on the band's debut album "Supreme Knowledge Domain", you will already be aware of the musical extremes delivered by these Colombian sickos. And even though I never heard last year's "Unmercyful Extermination" MCD, this four piece obviously hasn't changed a bit! Apart from the fact that the production on this new full length is a lot better, they still stick to the ultra brutal, hyper fast grinding DEVOURMENT, DISGORGE (US) and CRYPTOPSY influenced Death Metal. Musically highly impressive, with totally devastating riffing and a tight, yet very intense rhythm section this album could have easily saved my day... if there wouldn't be the totally stupid "vocals" of lead singer Fabio. This guy obviously doesn't know what REAL brutality is all about as his performance exclusively consists of monotonous, completely distorted nonsense. Even the term "frog noise" would be a compliment in his case. Can't stand this uninspired, noisy effect crap any longer and it really pisses me off to see more and more stuff like this popping up. This certainly ain't no Death Metal at all - it might fit a bunch of wannabe stupid Hardcore losers, but not bands that downtune their instruments in order to deliver sick musical brutality. I mean, c'mon - if you're not even able to deliver something brutal with your natural voice, FUCK OFF and leave this scene as bullshit like this is destined to kill a great musical style sooner or later! Too bad for the rest of the guys who seem to be very skilled...
Pues sí. El Chaotic Matrix de los famosos colombianos Internal Suffering (hecho originalmente en el 2002) ha sido reeditado por Satanath recs. y Rotten Roll Rex en el 2018. Y bueno, es Internal Suffering. Brutal Death Metal de inicio a fin, aunque en este disco el sonido no es tan perfecto como en trabajos más recientes. La batería es casi siempre rápida y con blastbeats, que no son supersónicos pero sí bastante acelerados; el redoblante es un poquito agudo y le faltan volumen y claridad al bombo. Los riffs son bastante buenos, algunos graves y otros agudos, aunque no hay mucha variedad ni intensidad que digamos. La voz es un poco seca y apagada, como que tiene un sonido muy ‘de garganta’, pero no desentona; está bastante bien. Es todo lo que puedes esperar de una banda acelerada de Brutal Death del siglo XXI.