a quote from the song “No More Time” from the latest effort by
you have, Illdisposed! This CD is easily the band’s best effort to
date, and for someone like me this says quite a lot. Since their debut
“Four Depressive Seasons” (1993), the Danes have bombarded the
underground with now five very extremely solid full length death metal
discs plus a few minor releases and a cover album (“Retro” from
2000), each with the band’s trademark heaviness and humoristic
angles on the darker sides of life.
Vindication” is different from the previous releases: it reeks of
focus, of confidence, of a band that knows what it has to offer and,
most importantly – it oozes of METAL!
not said that this is a conservative or “back to the roots because
our fans like what we did in the old days” release – on the
contrary. Without losing their wall-thick, heavy-as-fuck sound,
Illdisposed have incorporated synthesizers as well as clean vocals
here and there. Perhaps the change to a bigger label or the fact that
Tue Madsen has been involved in the project did this for the band, I
don’t know (or care), bottom line is that it works and compliments
the break-filled death metal rock of growl-beast Bo Summer and his
reading the lyrics, you sometimes wonder just how drunk Mr. Summer was
when he wrote them. Most of the lyrics are utter nonsense and there
are grammar mistakes here and there, but, come to think of it,
that’s just part of Illdisposed’s charm. Most notably the song
“Jeff” must surely be an internal band joke – I have absolutely
no clue what’s going on there.
see Illdisposed live when they hit the road in support of this album
if you get the opportunity – and be astounded by the fact that a
drunk-out-of-his-mind character like guitarist Lasse Bak actually does
what he does so well! More than ever, Illdisposed deserve to be
The entire lot!