Internal Suffering are a Colombian Technical Brutal Death Metal band forming in 1994 under the name Suffer before changing in 1996.
Originally formed by Fabian, Leandro, Andres, & Jorge, All of the members but Andres had left. In 1997, Clinic Records gave them the opportunity to open up for Sodom for their South American Tour. The tour gave them rave response from fans, being cited as one of the most brutal band to emerge from South America. Supreme Knowledge Domain was recorded in 1999, and released in 2000, under the now defunct Qabalah Productions. They signed up with Displeased Records for the recordings of Chaotic Matrix and Choronzonic Force Domination
Around 2004, they moved to New York while the recording of Awakening of the Rebel, being produced by Erik Rutan underneath the Unique Leader label, while guitar duties were done by Makoto Mizoguchi of Pyrexia fame.
In 2007, the band decided to go on hiatus to settle personal problems, eventually reuniting in 2011. Cyclonic Void of Power was finally released in 2016, a whopping 10 years after the last album. They also relocated to Spain.
- Andrés Garcia - (bass and backing vocals) (1996-present)
- Fabio Marin - (vocals) (1997-present)
- Alexander Del Rey - Guitars (2016-present)
- Wilson "BRIGADIER" Henao - Drums (2015-present)
Notable Past Members:
- Fabio "Dr.Grinder" Ramirez - (drums) (1997-1999, 2003-2015)
- Makoto Mizoguchi - (guitars) (2004-2005)
- Supreme Knowledge Domain (2000)
- Unmerciful Extermination (EP) (2001)
- Chaotic Matrix (2002)
- Choronzonic Force Domination (2004)
- Awakening of the Rebel (2006)
- Cyclonic Void of Power (2016)
Internal Suffering displays examples of the following tropes:
- A Good Name for a Rock Band: They chose the name when they begun to feel the annoyance of looking for a band name, saying that "internal suffering" was all they felt. They also say that the name reflects on their chaotic sound.
- Apocalypse How: Their main lyrical theme, of the Cthulhu Mythos variety.
- Careful with That Axe: Fabio Marin makes an artform out of this.
- Darker and Edgier: Even for Brutal Death Metal of all things, they're very VERY much this.
- Grindcore: They have small influences here and there, presumably to achieve their signature sound.
- I Am the Band: Andres
- Lead Bassist: Andres Garcia is a type A and a Type C. Also a minor type B, providing backing vocals.
- Long Title: The songs from Chaotic Matrix and Awakening of the Rebel.
- Miniscule Rocking: "Beyond the Mystic Portal of Madness"
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: A very solid 11.
- Motor Mouth: Marin on Awakening of the Rebel, and how! To further elaborate, their previous albums before it, while still very fast, slowed things down, while Awakening was far faster than anything they've ever done.
- New Sound Album:
- Supreme Knowledge Domain was the most slammy album on a comparative level.
- Chaotic Matrix dropped the slam influences from their debut in favor of a more grindy sound, and was overall where they were at their most feral.
- Choronzonic Force Domination increased the technical musicianship up to a new level, and the grindcore influences were absent here.
- Awakening of the Rebel was a mix of both Choronzonic Force Domination and the two albums made before it, in addition to being a hell of a lot crazier. Most of this can probably be attributed to Makoto writing a good deal of the album.
- Cyclonic Void Of Power is a further "throw everything into the blender" style album with parts of Chaotic and Awakeningthe most prominent.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: Marin does this.
- Signature Style: Fast paced, blast-heavy Grind-like Brutal Death Metal that uses complex songwriting as a means to achieve a chaotic sound as opposed to a more melodic one.
- Technical Death Metal: A very chaotic and deranged variant.
- Vocal Evolution: Marin's vocals sounded almost gurgle like similar to various grindcore and slam bands before changing to a more ferocious Roar/Growl hybrid that still retains a very low-pitch.
- Warhammer 40,000: Their other main lyrical focus.