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Release date: 29 April 2011
Style: Gothic metal, Doom metal

Rating:

7.3 | 112 votes

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17 want it


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]

Review
Lyrics (13)


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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ravendeath - 22.04.2011 at 19:51  
Rating: 8 Good album! At some parts it reminds me of Kreators Endorama album, but with a more gothy rock edge. Very different from previous ones.
stationarytravel - 29.04.2011 at 05:57  
Rating: 10 Another great album from LoT. Feels too short after 4 years of waiting, though...
Luneth - 30.04.2011 at 16:02  
Rating: 6 Did not like this one bit.
The Technogoat - 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?
Luneth - 01.05.2011 at 12:01  
Rating: 6
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...
Pétur - 01.05.2011 at 19:18  
  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.
The Technogoat - 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!
Luneth - 01.05.2011 at 23:12  
Rating: 6
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.
The Technogoat - 02.05.2011 at 01:20  
 
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
Akerfeldt - 28.06.2011 at 19:17  
Rating: 9 I love this album!! I like it very much!
NocturnalStalker - 16.11.2011 at 17:01  
Rating: 9 This is the first Lake of Tears album I enjoyed since "Forever Autumn". Maybe 'cause it's so straightforward?..
MertGnerler - 19.04.2012 at 00:50  
Rating: 4 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
omjaimes - 18.05.2012 at 03:00  
Rating: 8
Written by MertGnerler 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
omjaimes - 18.05.2012 at 03:20  
Rating: 8 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
Bad English - 25.02.2014 at 19:21  
  Horible, shame of the shames

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