A very fast, heavy and brutal sound starts off the album along with some melodic riffing and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and a few seconds later growls make their presence known on the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Black metal screams can be heard in quite a bit throughout the recording and as the album progresses solos and leads are utilized a lot more and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 90's melodic traditions of black and death metal and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of classical guitars on the last song.
Illusions Dead plays a musical style that takes melodic black metal and mixes it in with blackened death metal to create a style of t heir own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover death, anti religion, fantasy and history themes.
In my opinion Illusions Dead are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devoured By Hatred" "Hour Of The Raven" and "the Way Of The Deceiver". 8 out of 10.