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Illdisposed - The Prestige

Two years after their well-received Burn Me Wicked, the guys from Illdisposed are back with their tenth (!) album. With their previous nine releases they certainly made clear they’re only aiming at the top and nothing less. The last two releases were a bit more experimenting and they showed a modern side of the band through them. With The Prestige they “take you back to the mid-nineties with a present day view”. With this CD the band decided to leave the clean vocals, the samples and the synths out and to aim more at the death metal, instead of the melodeath.

Although this record is a bit rawer than its predecessors you can instantly buy this one if you liked 1-800 Vindication and Burn Me Wicked, because The Prestige is a logical continuation of those albums. Opener ‘Let Go’ could have easily been the opening track for any metalcore act. This intro has a really modern sound, but with ‘The Tension’ they immediately show they really can blow you away with their heavy, blasting sound, while keeping an eye on the melodic parts as well. The music played on The Prestige can best be defined as too raw for melodeath and too melodic for pure death metal.

With a pounding rhythm section, some great melodic guitar solos and the mighty voice of Bo Summer you’ve definitely got your success formula. If you weren’t really convinced of this “Danish Dynamite” already you will probably be after hearing this new effort. Great songs, a powerful production and a more than decent way to train your neck muscles!

Illdisposed - The Prestige
90/1001Details AFM Records
Released on Friday Mar 28th, 2008
Death Metal

Writer @Gilles on Friday May 16th, 2008

Tags: #Illdisposed
Tracklisting 01. Let Go
02. The Tension
03. Weak Is Your God
04. Working Class Zero
05. A Song Of Myself
06. Like Cancer
07. Love Is Tasted Bitter
08. She Knows
09. A Child Is Missing
10. The Key To My Salvation
11. …Your Devoted Slave
12. Ich Bin Verloren In Berlin
Line up Bo Summers – Subwoofer
Jakob Batten – Guitar
Jonas Kloge – Bass
Frank “Hellboss” Gottschalk – Guitar
Thomas Jensen – Drums