Four years after their 2007 effort “Moons and Mushrooms”, Lake Of Tears will release on April 29 their eight studio album. “Illwill” it’s dark, it’s heavy, it’s beautiful, it’s always recognizably Lake Of Tears, but they always evolved, searched, experimented and vary their sound and this ongoing development has continued through to this new album as well. There’s still gloomy reminiscences of Doom Metal, persist some polished Gothic shines, but Lake Of Tears have a strong and simple line of pure Rock groove in their vein and what make them different from most of the now days bands it’s their determination and focus to quality and music without fitting into some strictly delimited genre.
They coming on a long road since their formed back in 1994, split up in 2000 and reformed in 2003, but this Swedish guys proof once again the quality of the Scandinavian Metal. And once again I had to say, no matter what kind of music comes from Sweden, it may be dance music, pop, jazz, rock or metal, they do things right and I just can’t remember a single one worthless product. It may be something in the cold air or… in the booze.
Absolutely brilliant, “Illwill” it’s just another must have record of 2011!