Deicide - Legion review
|Release date:||June 1992|
01. Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon
02. Dead But Dreaming
03. Repent To Die
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.
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