Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are a band from new Orleans, Louisiana that plays a mixture of sludge and groove metal with touches of black and death metal and this is a review of their album "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" which will be released in 2018 by Housecore Records.
A very heavy and aggressive sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats along with the vocals being done in a groove metal style as well as a high screams and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and you can also hear a touch of thrash at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily rooted in sludge and some songs also add in a touch of black and death metal in the screams and growls and when guitar solos and leads a r e added into the music they bring in more of an old school extreme metal style as well as the music also mixing in elements of hardcore punk and the music always remains heavy.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals plays a musical style that mixes the singers background in extreme metal and you can hear everything from thrash, hardcore punk, sludge, groove, black and death metal throughout all of these tracks, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Philip H. Anselmo are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, thrash, groove, black, death metal and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Little Fucking Heroes" "The Ignorant Point" "Photographic Taunts" and "Mixed Lunatic Results". 8 out of 10.