and twelve studio albums down the hard and bumpy metal road, Denmark's Illdisposed
has this time
decided to explore the use of sampling, sequenzers
and other electronic wizardry to an even further degreee than they did before.
All eleven songs have in some way been enhanced with sweeps, swirls, orchestral
bursts and what have you.
The first time Illdisposed utilized the electronic sounds with immensely good
fortune was on 2004's big-selling '1-800 Vindication', one of the best metal
albums ever to come out of this wee country.
Unlike 'The Prestige' and 'To Those Who Walk Behind Us' that down toned the
samples which played a significant role on both '1-800' and the follow-up 'Burn
Me Wicked', song writer Jakob Batten has once again picked up the thread from
'1-800' on 'There is light'.
I always was a sucker for Illdisposed's music, that is no secret, and especially
when they took the world by surprise with '1-800...' - that was when they really
made the grade. In my ears, 'There is light' has the same master class quality
With this album Illdisposed respectlessly butt-fuck their own monstrously groovy
and tight old-school melo-death with the electronic gadget circus and turn it
into a true feast for the ears. They raise the big, fat middle finger and shove
a loud and clear 'fuck you' in the face of those critics who gave them flak for
'To Those Who Walk Behind Us'.
This is the shit. Dig in and start waltzing to this monster of an album!