Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
364
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Jan 2, 2018

The Mark Of Cain

Ill At Ease

Label
rooArt
Release year
1995
Producer
Henry Rollins

With Henry Rollins producing, The Mark Of Cain channel the post-hardcore riffage of Helmet and Quicksand on 1995's Ill At Ease

On their third full-length album, Adelaide, Australia's The Mark Of Cain enlisted Henry Rollins to produce their rooArt debut, 1995's Ill At Ease. The band scored a number one on the independent album chart and managed two successful Triple J singles. Recalling Rollins work with his own Rollins Band, as well as post-hardcore bands such as Helmet and Quicksand, Ill At Ease succeeds and suffers thanks to lead singer and guitarist John Scott, whose guitar riffing alternates between inspired and generic, and whose voice maintains a consistent bark. But while there are all the hallmarks pinning this band to its 1990s influences, we also discovered sounds reminiscent of the alternative metal of 2000's band like Mastodon. Give a listen and share your thoughts on Ill At Ease.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - First Time
  • 9:52 - LMA
  • 13:43 - The Contender
  • 21:14 - You Let Me Down
  • Outro - Point Man

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