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, Takehito Miyagi and a harpist, Anri Muramatsu 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', singer Hevi and guitarist Talbot left the band. The loss of Hevis voice, a key of the bands sound, caused the band to struggle for years while trying to find a replacement. During these years Corrupted only rarely performed live. In spring 2015 it seemed for a moment as if the band overcame this trouble and they produced their first release in years with the 7" "Loss". The singer did not join, Corrupted stopped performing for a while and Chew concentrated for almost a year on his solo project begottened. Though in March 2016 Corrupted toured Japan alongside Noothgrush and the 2018 release of an album, a continuation of the band's work is not expected by most followers any longer.


RSVR020 Corrupted - Noothgrush / Corrupted album art Corrupted / Noothgrush Corrupted / Noothgrush - Noothgrush / Corrupted (Album) Reservoir RSVR020 US 1997 Sell This Version
FRIGID-002 Corrupted - Paso Inferior album art Corrupted Paso Inferior (Album) Frigidity Discos FRIGID-002 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
HG-108/109 Corrupted - Llenandose De Gusanos album art Corrupted Llenandose De Gusanos(2xCD, Album) HG Fact HG-108/109 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
HG-176 Corrupted - Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos album art Corrupted Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos (Album) HG Fact HG-176 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HG-177 Corrupted - El Mundo Frio album art Corrupted El Mundo Frio(CD, Album) HG Fact HG-177 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
cold ashes - 002 Corrupted - Garten Der Unbewusstheit album art Corrupted Garten Der Unbewusstheit(CD, Album) Nostalgia Blackrain cold ashes - 002 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
CSR240LP Corrupted - Felicific Algorithim album art Corrupted Felicific Algorithim(LP, Ltd) Cold Spring CSR240LP UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TR-10EP001 Corrupted - El Dios Queja album art Corrupted El Dios Queja(10", EP) Tag Rag TR-10EP001 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
HG-043 Corrupted - Corrupted / Grief album art Corrupted / Grief Corrupted / Grief - Corrupted / Grief HG Fact HG-043 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
TCCD-001 Corrupted - Nadie album art Corrupted Nadie (EP, MiniAlbum) Third Culture TCCD-001 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
JO95-77 Corrupted - Anciano album art Corrupted Anciano (EP) Japan Overseas JO95-77 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
FRIGID-001 Corrupted - Black Army Jacket / Corrupted album art Black Army Jacket / Corrupted Black Army Jacket / Corrupted - Black Army Jacket / Corrupted (EP) Frigidity Discos FRIGID-001 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
HG-081 Corrupted - Corrupted / Enemy Soil album art Corrupted / Enemy Soil Corrupted / Enemy Soil - Corrupted / Enemy Soil(7", EP) HG Fact HG-081 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
FRIGID-003 Corrupted - Dios Injusto album art Corrupted Dios Injusto (EP) Frigidity Discos FRIGID-003 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Gouge-04 Corrupted - Scarver's Calling / Corrupted album art Scarver's Calling / Corrupted Scarver's Calling / Corrupted - Scarver's Calling / Corrupted (EP) Gouge Records Gouge-04 US 1999 Sell This Version
RH-55 Corrupted - Phobia / Corrupted album art Phobia (6) / Corrupted Phobia (6) / Corrupted - Phobia / Corrupted Rhetoric Records, Deaf American Recordings RH-55 US 1999 Sell This Version
FRIGID-004 Corrupted - Corrupted / Machetazo album art Corrupted / Machetazo Corrupted / Machetazo - Corrupted / Machetazo (EP) Frigidity Discos FRIGID-004 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
none Corrupted - Corrupted / Sloth album art Corrupted / Sloth (6) Corrupted / Sloth (6) - Corrupted / Sloth Not On Label (Sloth (6) Self-released) none US 2000 Sell This Version
HG-151 Corrupted - 殺戮雑音部隊#35 album art Meat Slave* / Corrupted Meat Slave* / Corrupted - 殺戮雑音部隊#35(Flexi, 7", Promo) HG Fact HG-151 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
none Corrupted - La Victima Es Tu Mismo album art Corrupted La Victima Es Tu Mismo View Beyond Records none Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
date #04 Corrupted - Corrupted / Infaust album art Corrupted / Infaust Corrupted / Infaust - Corrupted / Infaust (EP) Blind Date Records date #04 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
HG-145 Corrupted - Empty / Gnadentod Of The Healthy album art Corrupted / Cripple Bastards Corrupted / Cripple Bastards - Empty / Gnadentod Of The Healthy(7") HG Fact HG-145 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
HG-209 Corrupted - Vasana album art Corrupted Vasana(7", Ltd) HG Fact HG-209 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
HG-210 Corrupted - An Island Insane album art Corrupted An Island Insane(7", Single, Ltd) HG Fact HG-210 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
052 Corrupted - Loss album art Corrupted Loss(7", Single) Crust War 052 Japan 2015 Sell This Version