Deicide - Legion review


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Band: Deicide
Album: Legion
Release date: June 1992

01. Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon
02. Dead But Dreaming
03. Repent To Die
04. Trifixion
05. Behead The Prophet (No Lord Shall Live)
06. Holy Deception
07. In Hell I Burn
08. Revocate The Agitator

Deicide is a very complex band, not for their music, but for their controversy in the metal scene, Some say "wow deicide is awesome, the best Death Metal band in it's behave, man I love Benton" etc. and there are others that say "Man Deicide Sucks. Not even Pamela Anderson sucks as Deicide does" I, in this matter, am impartial I do not love or hate Deicide, for all those sayings and controversy I bought the album that deicide lovers say it's their best work, and I came up with this review.

The album opener "Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon" is a very good song, well the interlude with the goats I say it has no sense of balance or it's just funny sometimes. Anyway what this song proves is that Steve Asheim is a very complex drummer, this song has incredible drumming, the first highlight in "Legion" the drumming. This song has two vocals, (well most songs actually has two vocals), this formula was later copied by bands such as "Pessimist" and "Gorerotted". Another great song in "Legion" is "Trifixion" and let me say the intro in this song is Breathtaking, so The second Highlight in "Legion" is the execution of solos by Eric Hoffman and his Brother Brian, I know some will say, man Hoffman does not even gets closer to Trey not even to Allen West, I know That, but Hoffman leads are good also, even when some are very simple Hoffman makes it sound clean, and multifaceted.

Anyway the best songs on "legion" are definitely two, the first one is "Behead The prophet(No Lord Shall Live)" this being the most brutal song in the album, the drumming here is also spectacular and man the riffs are unbelievable catchy yet brutal, the other great song is "Trifixion" a great piece that reminds me of some Death's early work (except for the lyrics, that by the way talk about only Satanism in the entire album) "Trifixion" is great because of the leads and the drumming; now about Benton Vocals, well inside the album, I mean in the booklet, there's a Benton Quote that says "This Album was recorded with no harmonizer on my vocals, so for all my vocal critics, SUFFER" if you ask me I will say that his vocals are anything but undergoing, I mean his vocals are very standard nothing Great but nothing bad.

So "Legion" is in general a good album, some songs are well executed and with complex musical writing, but there are others that are just very simple and repetitive, so I will give this one an 8.

Written by Herzebeth | 31.10.2004



Comments: 11   Visited by: 147 users
21.01.2007 - 04:33
I think this is their best album. It's fun to listen to how well the guitars go with the drums.
21.01.2007 - 04:55
It's a hard choice for me. I really loved the vocals a lot on the s/t, but like you mentioned, the drums are great and the solos shred, and the vocals are good, but not as good as the first album. I really son't know which to pick.
27.03.2008 - 05:13
Liver Failure
hehe.. great album.. and as i always said: the best death metal albuns were create in the early 90th.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
27.03.2008 - 18:11
Everything about this album is just perfect. Not too well produced, vocals are at its prime and the string instruments, nuff said.
27.03.2008 - 20:43
I'd give this album a 9.5. It isn't my alltime favorite by them, but definitely a close second. Though I like the debut better, this album is more multi-faceted and cohesive than the S/T.
27.03.2008 - 21:15
Paleblood Hunter
Terrible production, but good fun nonetheless.
The force will be with you, always.
28.03.2009 - 13:33
Herz is right, this album has some songs which are unbelievably good!!! but it also has some others more decent...
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
31.03.2009 - 19:49
The Shooter
Mu favorite is Deicide (debut album) . Legion is good .
21.05.2009 - 11:35
Yeah, when I was 16-17, I have been listening to this album very often and it is probably
one of my "most-listening" albums ever. It represents what is Deicide about - raw and brutal.
I love it!
18.03.2011 - 10:11
I loved the album Including the goats. It's a kickass album, well worth the time put into listening to it
29.08.2013 - 13:49
Goats are awesome!

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