Ills Of Modern Man Review

artist: Despised Icon date: 05/23/2007 category: compact discs
Despised Icon: Ills Of Modern Man
Release Date: May 22, 2007
Label: Century Media
Genres: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 10
The songs are all great and have a certain element that makes them identifiable.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9
Ills Of Modern Man Reviewed by: unregistered, on may 23, 2007
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Sound: First off this is an amazing band hands down, but sadly to say the this CD did not impress me as much as The Healing Process did. The songs are all great and have a certain element that makes them identifiable. Such as the song "Ills Of Modern Man". Its' chorus is very distinguishable and hits hard and leaves you begging for more pain and brutality. But At the end of the CD I want more. More solos more dissonant harmonies more off tempos. Instead you get more chug chug breakdowns and the fan favorite chananananana norma jeanesque chord that at some points of this CD is overused and annoying. Besides that, the CD is solid as a rock. The drumming has picked up and is more advanced and groundbreaking, and the vocal patterns are more syncronized and there are a lot less bree bree bree. And when the brees ensue they are worth hearing. Quite frankly the sound is amazing with some flaws. // 8

Lyrics: Steve and Alexs' lyrics are impeccable, though at many times very hard to understand and visualize where they are coming from but that what makes it unique. If every person gets there own meaning from it then they have truly succeeded as artist. And that's all I can say. Besides that vocal paterns are amazing and well timed, and the gang vocals are 100% perfect and keep the hardcore in deathcore. // 10

Overall Impression: All in all it's a great CD lacking few extra spine tinglers in the guitar section but the vocals and drumming make up for it. Key songs are "In The Arms Of Perdition", "Ills Of Mordern Man", And "Fractured Hand". My advice is buy this CD and the healing process and take notes because these are the innovators of the deathcore scene. // 9

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