Power of Metal.dk Review

Lekamen Illusionen Kallet
The Second Wind
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 28 March, 2011
Playing time: 40:44

Fourth full-length release of the band, The second Wind was not my first encounter with Lekamen Illusionen Kallet (LIK).

I have to admit the memory of LIK doesn't quite correspond to what I'm hearing here, but again what I'd heard of them was in such a poor quality that I took it to be old-school black metal of the most obscure sort. Maybe it was? Anyway, it was appealing back then.

The second Wind is a rocky, catchy record, in the vein of many mid tempo old-school black metal acts from the North. Nothing wrong with that, as you understand. Unfortunately there is a void in the expression, all along the record. The connections between the instruments and the voice is distant, so distant. It is also difficult to blame it on an inadequate production.

The second Wind is anyway to my ears bare, flat, as if following a flow of neutrality, which seems to be in the air du temps in art these days.

01. The Other Realm
02. Death Breeder
03. Ed Anger
04. The Delusionist
05. Insjunken
06. A Filthy Ride
07. Kallad till Bartgang
08. The Second Wind
Label: Nordvis
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 8 July, 2012
Website: LIK @ MySpace