Third Act in the Theater of Madness
8/14/2011 - Review by: Greg Watson
Illnath is a female fronted Danish black metal band. "Third Act" is appropriately their third release. At best, this album is pedestrian black metal and if it is indicative of previous releases then I'd say we aren't missing much. Mona Beck handles the vocals and tries to sound like a black metal Angela Gossow with some clean vocals thrown in. Vocals are not bad, but are just mediocre. Pete Falk handles the guitar pretty well and bassist Kenneth Frandsen and drummer Dennis Stockmarr admirably hold up the back end. Keyboards and operatic melodies are abundant throughout and don't add much but some atmosphere to a rather bland offering. The songs are very repetitive and don't do much to excite the system. There is way better stuff out there so don't waste too much on this one.
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