Lake Of Tears - Illwill


7.3 | 126 votes |
Release date: 29 April 2011
Style: Doom metal

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01. Floating In Darkness
02. Illwill
03. The Hating
04. U.N.S.A.N.E.
05. House Of The Setting Sun
06. Behind The Green Door
07. Parasites
08. Out Of Control
09. Taste Of Hell
10. Midnight Madness
11. As Daylight Yields [live] [Limited Digipak bonus]
12. Demon You / Lily Anne [live] [Limited Digipak bonus]
13. Crazyman [live] [Limited Digipak bonus]

Additional info
Line-up on the album:
Daniel Brennare - Vocals, Guitar
Johan Oudhuis - Drums
with
Fredrik Jordanius - Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Additional musicians:
Freddy Zielinski - Bass
Mathias Lodmalm - Vocals
Johan Örnborg - Guitar

Recorded in Studiomega, The Greenfields and Bastard Rock Recordings December 2010 - January 2011
Mixed in Studiomega
Engineered and produced by Johan Örnborg and Lake of Tears
Mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Borgen
Artwork and layout by Björn Gustaffson.
Photos by Anton Hedberg

Bonus tracks recorded live at The Gloria, Helsinki by Falling a Production, October 23, 2010

Vinyl release comes with different cover art and the track list rearranged into "The Dark Side" and "The Other Side".

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
8.0
What happened when renowned bands of the gothic metal scene stopped experimenting? Hark! They made their sound rougher (again), more metal (again) and revived their most glorious period, becoming successful phantoms of themselves. Tiamat, Paradise Lost and Moonspell have to be the brightest examples. The same thing happened with Lake Of Tears, but to a different extent. This means that they made their sound rougher and present an ill-natured form of gothic metal, named Illwill. This new attempt is their strongest release to date in terms of heaviness and a very brave decision at the same time, with the key lying in the fact that they are still experimenting.

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published 02.05.2011 | Comments (12)

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22.04.2011 - 19:51
Rating: 8
ravendeath
Good album! At some parts it reminds me of Kreators Endorama album, but with a more gothy rock edge. Very different from previous ones.
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29.04.2011 - 05:57
stationarytravel
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Another great album from LoT. Feels too short after 4 years of waiting, though...
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30.04.2011 - 16:02
Rating: 6
Luneth
Did not like this one bit.
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01.05.2011 - 03:58
The Technogoat
The Technogoat
Written by Luneth on 30.04.2011 at 16:02

Did not like this one bit.

6 seems a high score, then?
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01.05.2011 - 12:01
Rating: 6
Luneth
Written by The Technogoat on 01.05.2011 at 03:58

Written by Luneth on 30.04.2011 at 16:02

Did not like this one bit.

6 seems a high score, then?


Well, that means 'overall'. There was one song I enjoyed a lot, that was 'House of the Setting Sun'. Plus, 6 is an average score, so: I think the album was average, didn't like it overall. Don't think I can simplify that any further...
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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01.05.2011 - 19:18
VPeter
Letdown of the year for me so far. It's far to straightforward and feels so uninspired, also the lyrics are quite bad at times.
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01.05.2011 - 22:27
The Technogoat
The Technogoat
Written by Luneth on 30.04.2011 at 16:02

Well, that means 'overall'. There was one song I enjoyed a lot, that was 'House of the Setting Sun'. Plus, 6 is an average score, so: I think the album was average, didn't like it overall. Don't think I can simplify that any further...

Fair enough, I would just consider an 'average' album to be one that was okay, but nothing special. But if I said I didn't like something at all, dare I say I'd rate it 5 (not good), 4 (bad), or even 3 (very bad). But then again, different strokes for different folks!
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01.05.2011 - 23:12
Rating: 6
Luneth
Written by The Technogoat on 01.05.2011 at 22:27

Written by Luneth on 30.04.2011 at 16:02

Well, that means 'overall'. There was one song I enjoyed a lot, that was 'House of the Setting Sun'. Plus, 6 is an average score, so: I think the album was average, didn't like it overall. Don't think I can simplify that any further...

Fair enough, I would just consider an 'average' album to be one that was okay, but nothing special. But if I said I didn't like something at all, dare I say I'd rate it 5 (not good), 4 (bad), or even 3 (very bad). But then again, different strokes for different folks!


Oh no, such low scores are reserved for absolute shite, lol.
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02.05.2011 - 01:20
The Technogoat
The Technogoat
Written by Luneth on 30.04.2011 at 16:02

Oh no, such low scores are reserved for absolute shite, lol.

I really feel like I should listen to this album now and give it a rating of my own
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Human, all too fucking human.
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28.06.2011 - 19:17
Rating: 9
Akerfeldt
I love this album!! I like it very much!
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16.11.2011 - 17:01
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
This is the first Lake of Tears album I enjoyed since "Forever Autumn". Maybe 'cause it's so straightforward?..
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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19.04.2012 - 00:50
Rating: 4
MertGunerler
Where is the DOOM ? Music or Lyrics where is sorrow where is soul. I didnt hear any doomish sound in all tracks.Maybe thrashic style guitars and cross good but it is not doom metal if it still does doom.

And I hate all of especially all lyrics
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18.05.2012 - 03:00
Rating: 8
omjaimes
omjaimes
Written by MertGunerler on 19.04.2012 at 00:50

Where is the DOOM ? Music or Lyrics where is sorrow where is soul. I didnt hear any doomish sound in all tracks.Maybe thrashic style guitars and cross good but it is not doom metal if it still does doom.

And I hate all of especially all lyrics


I'm agree ... but i think that is not bad at all, is hard to pick some doom sounds here, it have all this 90's hangover ... is like a tribute to the past .... like this emoticon
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18.05.2012 - 03:20
Rating: 8
omjaimes
omjaimes
I was expected an album more gothic, despite of this, I find this album good, I like this retro-style, sometimes trashy, sometimes sounding like Tiamat ... but it keeps this Lake Of Tears style, something that we could call dirt gothic metal
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25.02.2014 - 19:21
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Masterchief
Horible, shame of the shames
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

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05.02.2015 - 16:21
Rating: 9
Noncorpus
Can't get enough of this album.. but i also love their other stuff. but this one i feel has more powerful emotions to it. though i love so many of their albums for different reasons and is hard to pick a favourite
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05.02.2015 - 16:24
Rating: 9
Noncorpus
Written by MertGunerler on 19.04.2012 at 00:50

Where is the DOOM ? Music or Lyrics where is sorrow where is soul. I didnt hear any doomish sound in all tracks.Maybe thrashic style guitars and cross good but it is not doom metal if it still does doom.

And I hate all of especially all lyrics


it must be just me.. but i hear a lot of doom in this.. like the end of the universe or a dark black pit of despair.. "run for your grave"

(I know it doesn't sound slow and deep like some doom.. but it could even be a new form of doom.. like power doom or something. since it still gives off a feeling of doom)
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07.02.2015 - 04:09
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by MertGunerler on 19.04.2012 at 00:50

Where is the DOOM ? Music or Lyrics where is sorrow where is soul. I didnt hear any doomish sound in all tracks.Maybe thrashic style guitars and cross good but it is not doom metal if it still does doom.

And I hate all of especially all lyrics


you are not a only one, sseems doom was in 1th and 2end album
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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