Illdisposed are a band from Denmark that has been covered on numerous occasions in this zine and this is a review of their 1993 album "Four Depressive Seasons" which was re-issued on vinyl this year by Heartburn Music and shows a style that was still in a melodic death metal direction but much more raw, dark and brutal.
Deep death metal growls start off the album along with a very fast and old school death metal sound which also utilizes atmospheric synths at times along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts with the alter also incorporating a great amount of blast beats and the solos and leads are in a very dark and melodic direction.
Elements of groove can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and at times some of the tracks also utilize a small amount of clean parts and the vocals that are utilized where very guttural yet understandable for the time period this album was recorded and you can also hear a touch of Swedish death metal in the bands musical style.
As the album progresses spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and on of the alter tracks also adds in a brief use of horror movie samples as well as a small amount of operatic female vocals while the main focus remains on a very heavy and dark musical style.
Illdisposed had more of a heavier and darker sound on this recording while still being very melodic and original for their time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Illdisposed and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Forbidden Summer Poetry" "Life Equals Zero (A Love Song)" "Never Ceasing Melancholic Spring" and "With The Lost Souls On Our Side". 8 out of 10.