Lake Of Tears are a band from Sweden that has been around since 1992 that started out as a gothic/doom/death metal bands but has added styles to their music over the years and this is a review of their 2011 album "IllWill" which was relased by AFM Records.
Drums range from sow, midpaced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats, while the bass playing sounds very powerful with some dark and heavy riffing.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffs that combine gothic/doom metal with traditional rock music and some thrash influences, while the lead guitars are very melodic and tragic sounding guitar solos, as fr the accoustic guitars when they are utilized briefly they use full chords to add another dimension of darkness to the music.
Vocals are a mixture of clean singing and raspy vocals, while the lyrics cover dark, depressive and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very powerful and professional sound with all of the musical instruments having a good sound.
In my opinion this a good album from Lake Of Tears and while some of their fans from the 90's would be dissapointed, I still this is a good album that would appeal to more open mined fans of metal. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Floating In Darkness" "The Hating" "Taste Of Hell" and "midnight Madness". RECEMMONDED BUY.