Corrupted (band)

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Corrupted
OriginOsaka, Japan
Genres
Years active1994–present
LabelsHG Fact, Nostalgia Blackrain
Associated actsdot(.), Magdalene Ju-nen, Sithter
MembersChew Hasegawa
Mark Yokota
Ippei "TEX" Suda
Taiki
Past membersHevi
Talbot
Monger
Lowell Isles
Shibata
Jose
Takehito Miyagi

Corrupted are a Japanese doom/sludge metal band. They are known for avoiding interviews and publicity.[1] They have recorded several albums, including split albums with other artists and perform regularly in Japan and abroad.[2]

Musical style[edit]

They were described by JB Roe of Grooveshark as "some of the heaviest, gloomiest doom/sludge around, distinctly cacophonous, layering feedback pulverizing progressions into a distinctly cacophonous rumble."[3] However, some songs feature long acoustic sections, spoken-word interludes, and unconventional instruments. An example of the latter can be found on their 2005 album El mundo frio, which is a 72-minute song with extensive sections of harp. Iann Robinson wrote on Nonelouder.com, "Right when you think you can peg Corrupted as an all Doom band they release a lush acoustic set within their bleak musical landscape."[1]

They mainly sing in Spanish, with some songs containing sections in Japanese or English.

In 2009, Terrorizer chose Corrupted's 1997 album Paso inferior as the seventeenth-best sludge album. They wrote at the time,

Corrupted allow no interviews, no promo photos, and no pretension into their isolated world and rarely bother to play outside their own country, yet their music — whether it be sludge, or instrumental ambience — has had an immeasurable impact upon dozens of disciples of the heavy all across the board.[4]

In 2002, the band released a statement about interviews:

We've never done an interview and we don't let professional photographers take our picture. This is our policy—more an attitude—that we'd like to keep. Our expression of being Corrupted is in the sound, lyrics and artwork of our records. Of course, we always appreciate the people who buy our records, see us play and support us along with the fanzines, labels, distributors and event planners. We do not reject all media, or bash writers who express themselves through articles or reviews. All are free and it's only through our personal expression of using the media that we exclude interviews.

— Corrupted[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "La victima es tu mismo" (2001, View Beyond Records)
  • "Vasana" (2007, HG Fact)
  • "An Island Insane" (2007, HG Fact)
  • "喪失: Loss" (2015, Crust War)

Splits[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Raggle Taggle (1996, Tag Rag)
  • Una de gato cuerno de vaca (1996, Tee Pee Records)
  • Painkiller vol. 1 (1996, Devastating Soundworks)
  • Reality No. 3 (1999, Deep Six Records)
  • Homeless Benefit EP (1999, Bad Card Records)
  • Twin Threat to Your Sanity (2001, Bad People Records)

Members[edit]

Previous members[edit]

  • Yasushi Yoshida — vocals (live-only)
  • Takaho — vocals (live-only)
  • Kawabata — vocals (live-only)
  • Rie lambdoll — vocals (live-only)
  • Hevi — vocals, bass guitar
  • Talbot — guitar
  • Anri — harp on El mundo frio
  • Takehito Miyagi — keyboards (studio-only)
  • Shibata — bass guitar
  • Jose — bass guitar
  • Lowell Isles — bass guitar
  • Katsumi Hiryu — bass guitar
  • Monger — bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Iann Robinson. "Thirsty and Miserable: Japanese Inspirations the Boredoms, Ruins and Corrupted". Nonelouder. Archived from the original on 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ "Liveinfo". Corrupted. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  3. ^ JB Roe (2008-07-30). "Japan Is Doomed". Grooveshark. Archived from the original on 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  4. ^ James Minton, Kim Kelly, and Jenn Selby, "Filth Parade", Terrorizer No. 188, September 2009, p. 56.
  5. ^ "Interview". Corrupted. Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-02-11.