Illusions of Grandeur
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 24 September, 2012
Playing time: 42:08

Hmm, what to think of this album. I expected music in the style of Entombed and Dismember, but that is gone for a big part. This Swedish band started all the way back in 1992 and after a period of silence they re-united in 2005. This is already their fourth release since then.

They sound a lot less extreme and unfortunately the low sawing riffs are gone. What remain are more mainstream songs, which are all rather predictable and safe. And if there is one band that I have to mention here, it has to be Amon Amarth. This album sounds like them, but is less exciting if you ask me.

For me personally a disappointing album, but if you are into Amon Amarth, you can check this album out.


01. Illusions of Grandeur
02. Well Of Despair
03. Divide and Conquer
04. Perception of Reality
05. Metus Odium
06. I'll Be Your Suicide
07. Crimson Skies
08. Into Submission
09. The Seven Faces of God
10. Final Disclosure

Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 September, 2012
Website: www.evocation.se