Despised Icon / Ills Of Modern Man, The
Album: Ills Of Modern Man, The   Collection:General
Artist:Despised Icon   Added:Jun 2007
Label:Century Media  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-22 Pull Date: 2007-09-23 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 5
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 01, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Oval Saped Incisions
4. Aug 17, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Oval Saped Incisions
2. Aug 31, 2007: Baptism of Solitude (extended remix)
Oval Saped Incisions
5. Aug 03, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
In The Arms Of Perdition
3. Aug 24, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
The Ills Of Modern Man

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-07-21
Canadian Tech-death metal (and a thick slice of metalcore) with enough intensity and variety to keep it balanced. These guys have that certain “je ne sais quoi” that keeps them from being mediocre like so many that attempt this style. The vocalist is ex-Neuraxis. Pretty solid stuff.

(((((1))))) Dense and brutal DM with a fantastic “GO!” near the start.
((((2))))) Weird mix of sludgey bits featuring a whistling(!) chorus, fast rhythmic bursts that make you go “Holy crap!” Awesome!
(((3))) Ultra-fast with tons of blast beats and stop-starts.
((((4)))) Fast and battering, ridiciously complex shifting between drums & riffing.
(((5))) Mostly slow & thick DM with bit of metalcore & some passable pinch harmonics.
((((6)))) Killer riff that resonates perfectly then eventually dentonates into more DM hammering.
(((7))) Frenzied chaotic mega pummel.
(((8))) Decent, actually straight-up metal core with more “whistling” (seriously, whistling!)
((((9)))) Over the top insanely fast and complex structures. Probably one of the most tech of all tech metal songs but also not forgetting the riffs.
(((10))) Chunky, thick riffage, melodic breakdown, fairly typical but not bad.

Track Listing
1. In The Arms Of Perdition   6. Sheltered Reminiscence
2. Furtive Monologue   7. Nameless
3. Quarantine   8. Tears Of The Blameless
4. The Ills Of Modern Man   9. Oval Saped Incisions
5. A Fractured Hand   10. Fainted Blue Ornaments