Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Illness: A Monument to Our Gilded Age (2011)

Summary Judgment

The Illness is a hard rock band out of San Francisco. Their album cover is, obviously, very metal, as are some of their lyrics and song titles. They put some metal into their mix, including some Mastodon-like melodies and some heavy sections.

The thing is, I just don't think this is for me. I listened to the whole thing just fine, and there's plenty of hooks. But rock rarely grabs me, and this is no exception. Therefore, I issue summary judgment against A Monument to Our Gilded Age. You might like it, though, and it's available for pay-what-you-want.

1 comment:

  1. A fair judgement m'lord.

    Is is kinda weird. The guitars are riffy, true, but the drums are not heavy at all, in fact the rhytm section is kinda funky. Check out the solo part in track 2 - straight out of Santana. Haha, and the start of track 3 - funkeeeh.

    Try Valley of the Sun for some "real" hard rawk. Or just ignore it thoroughly :-)

    MaxR - Metal Bandcamp