So mighty metal heads here we are agin, the beginning of a new year and I’m sure you are after something to get the mind crippling jingle jangle of shit Christmas music out of your head. Luckily I have just the thing to cast out the festive misery and awaken the inner beats that craves metal greatness.
Releasing a new album at the very beginning of the year is a bold move, but for seasoned professionals Legion of the Damned it’s easy to be confident about your fans loving anything you do especially when you have a track record of being at the top of your game. ‘Ravenous Plague’ leads it’s listeners in with an epic overture, subtle in it’s approach to entice you into exploring further, like a kidnapper gently coaxing his prey with promises of goodies before the imminent attack, in this case a full on assault on the ears.
Each track on the album sounds as if it was forged in deep pit of fire, the drum lines echoing the pounding of the hammers forging each deep facet of the sound. Opening track ‘Howling for Armagedden’ is a satisfying opener to an album that will feed you hunger for the blackest of real thrash. Just like the red hot blade being tempered in cooling water, ‘Doom Priest’ knocks it down a gear but still maintains that momentum of pure aggression so that when we hit full speed again you aren’t left wondering where you are.
Final track ‘Strike of The Apocalypse’ is the perfected ending to a hard hitting album, leaving the taste in our mouths making us yearn for more, like the rich taste of bacon lingering on the senses, the end of the album brings with it a lingering flavour and in likelihood you will find yourself giving in to temptation and hitting play again.
The whole album encapsulates what is great about this sub-genre, there’s no fucking about, it truly is just smashing out every track with all the heart and soul you can possibly muster with no hint of an apology. Take this album down to your local DJ and ask them to play it Saturday night, it will get the blood pumping and be sure to darken your thoughts.
You can catch up with Legion of the Damned on their Facebook page and be sure to catch them on tour very soon. For now, to wet your appetites, here is the video for ‘Doom Priest’