LEGION DCLXVI: The Final Days: LP

Whoa! A new record from these guys. The last thing I remember hearing was in the ‘00s. What you get here is some dark and crunching metal in the realm of bands like Axegrinder and Hellshock. The songs move at a decent pace, never sludge, nor thrash. The title track is a moody piece that starts slow and then builds to a steady and constant pace—quiet guitars that have a despairing tone—all to underscore the lyrics. Then you have the speedier songs that pack a killer punch: “Delusions,” “Inherent Flaws,” and the rager “The End.” You have to hear the 4Skins cover.

 –M.Avrg (Schizophrenic, schizophrenicrex.com)