Washington D.C's Ilsa have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of crust, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Corpse Fortress" which will be released in March by Relapse Records.
Drum beats start off the album along with some dark yet melodic doom metal riffing a few seconds later along while the vocals are mostly high pitched sludge style screams as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion.
A couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length while death metal growls are also used at times along with the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and as the album progresses elements of crust and d beat can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples.
Ilsa creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of crust, sludge, doom and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depravity, devil worship and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ilsa and if you are a fan of crust, sludge, doom and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nasty, Brutish" "Prosector" "Long Lost Friend" and "Drums Of The Dark Gods". 8 out of 10.