Company: Pitch Black Records Release: 2011 Genre: Black Reviewer: ChaosLord
Rather bland offering
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.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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