Illness are an international band that has been featured before in this zine with members from both Poland and Norway that play a schizophrenic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Trmma" which was released as a joint effort by both Black Plague Records and Metallic Media.
A Chopin classical piece starts off the ep and after the intro militant drum beats, melodic guitar leads and a heavier sound are added onto the recording and you can also hear the sounds of human torture in the background which also leads to more of a raw, fast and aggressive black metal direction that also uses grim screams and programmed drum beats.
Drum beats on the recording gives the musi9c more of an industrial feeling while the guitar riffing brings in an old school Norwegian style black metal style but done with a touch of the Polish style and the songs also bring in a small use of spoken word samples along with some of the riffing utilizing a great amount of melody and they also bring in a cover of Mysticum's "The Kingdom Come" before closing the ep with 2 original tracks which also bring in a small amount of atmospheric synths which also bring in more classical music elements.
Illness plays a style of black metal on this recording that can be very heavy and raw at times while also adding in atmospheric, industrial and classical music elements to create a very original sounding recording, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover paranoia, illness. darkness and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Illness and if you are a fan of black metal that goes for a schizophrenic style, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trumma" and "Cranium". 8 out of 10.