|Review: Illdisposed - The Prestige|
Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: April 17, 2008
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (2 Votes)
I assume Illdisposed are still calling their music Death Metal for a laugh? Christ, I thought In Flames were having us on all these years, but these guys; wow! I have to say I'm actually stunned, and moreover, I'm astonished the usually august AFM bothered to let it see the light of day, because The Prestige, the band's latest outing, is flatter than a pre-op male transsexual, and extremely unoriginal to boot.
The more and more I listen to The Prestige the more I hear Metalcore breathing through every note. We have barking vocals (Metalcore). Heavy, detuned, yet occasionally melodic guitars (Metalcore). Pounding percussion with the frequent use of the blast beat over said tuneful segments (Metalcore). And of course, we have the songs themselves, which flirt gaily between modern day Kataklysm and Heaven Shall Burn. There is nothing unique about this or in fact any album of this tired genre; the caustic intensity of the past is no more, and is merely replaced with poor progression and infrequent paroxysms. The band, as far as I can gather, are actually taking this ignominy on an extensive tour during 2008, and if I were you, I'd have my piss-filled beer bottles at the ready. Aim. Fire.
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