Koen B. : Denmarks most famous brutal death metal act Illdisposed strikes back with their tenth album in a row entitled 'The Prestige'. This is their debut for AFM Records since the deal with Roadrunner went down for some reason. I really liked Illdisposed's previous albums '1-800 Vindication' and 'Burn Me Wicked' and those who also adored these aforementioned CD's can buy 'The Prestige' without any hesitation, because this one also has become another excellent effort.
The Danish Dynamite band DID change their winning team, because guitarist Franz Hellboss (ex-Volbeat, Dominus and Hypodermic) joined in and Tue Madsen, who mixed the previous albums, was no longer acquired. In stead of him, Frederic Nordström (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir…) was hired to do the job. These changes didn't affect the continuing success story the slightest bit, just listen for yourself.
What mostly attracted my attention is that it seems if the band has gone back to their roots and didn't interweave too much melodic vocal parts in their songs. 'The Prestige' has certainly become a mindcrushing death metal blast, which is pumping' on the groove and has great hooks and good arrangements. I don't know which might be the reason why Illdisposed haven't had their breakthrough yet, but it's now or never. Check out these lads, they're out to kill us all!