Deicide
Legion


0.5

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
December 3rd, 2007 | 544 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lucifer needs to try harder, I'm not convinced.

The best death metal album. The production is excellent. The drums are non-stop pounding. The bass has a mind of its own. The guitars attack relentlessly. The vocals are straight out of the 9 Hells. This album owns so fucking hard it almost makes me believe that Satan exists.

I like the weird vocal effects on the first, even though most don't like them. It was the first album I heard by them, so I will always enjoy it. The bass isn't as audible in it, though, and the production is a bit lower than this one. What I like about this album is the ferocity and intensity of it. I know you like Reign in Blood, but to me this album is everything Reign in Blood wishes it was.

Slayer's Reign in Blood sounds to me like they were trying to make the fastest, most ferocious album straight out of the flames of hell. That's the same feeling I get from Legion, only I think it's better. Better vocals, better bass, better guitars, better drums.

My point is a lot of early death has thrash roots in it, and a lot of late 80's early 90's thrash has death elements. A musician could better differentiate which elements are thrash or death and which aren't. I am not, so I do the best I can.

I said that Legion is everything Reign in Blood wishes it could be. This is what I feel when I listen to the music. It's my interpretation. It's my opinion is what I'm saying and it isn't really debatable. Of course Slayer doesn't sounds like Deicide. Cannibal Corpse doesn't sound like Obituary, and Bolt Thrower sounds nothing like Morbid Angel, yet all four are Death Metal.

Gorgoroth sounds badly produced with a singer that wishes he could sing like Dani Filth. The feeling I get from it is black metal/black thrash. It sounds like a heavy black metal album. The feeling I get from Reign in Blood is blood, insanity, gore, satanism, intensity. Those feelings are what I get from Legion except twice as much. What I feel from these albums is quite beyond genre and technicality.

However, this album still destroys all would-be competitors. Bolt Thrower is the only band to me to come close to this level. To me, this is death metal's finest moment. This is where you guys and I just disagree. If I were to rip my heart out and hand it to you, it would look like the cover of this album. The relentless punching of Steve Asheim on drums, the twin blade attacks of the Hoffman brothers, and the lion, Glen Benton, roaring his awesome message like some Balrog epitomize brutality and viciousness to me.

This fucking review is so fail. Does that make you feel like some metal guru, rasputin, to disrespect this god damn masterpiece? The only reviews you have done with a 4.5-5 rating is indie bullshit. And then you want to tell me about metal? What a joke. Just admit it man, you are an indie fag.

This site is a lost cause, man. You got metal "gurus" claiming this fucking album is barely above average(HAHAHAHAHAHAHA), you got all the sheep underrating Deftones self-titled, you got the rest of the fucking lemmings putting 10,000 Days above Undertow. You guys seem to be way too cool for GWAR and Cradle of Filth as well. I wipe my ass with you fake mother fuckers.

All you have to do is read the beginning of this thread, RYM, or metal archives, to see that other people consider this a top death metal album, if not the greatest 30 minutes in death metal. For you guys to attack me because I also consider it the best, shows you are a fucking faggot.

You guys are just sad and pathetic. You really are. A bunch of elitist chodes that look down on others tastes, rec bullshit metal to people and try to hide great albums, talk shit about superb releases such as this. You guys are a bunch of clowns. Then you try and act all hard and trve when you only heard many of the albums you are talking about in the last year or so, lol. I mean seriously most of you guys are like early 20s? Lol so true man. Can you even drink a beer yet legally? I was probably listening to this album before you were born LOL.

I don’t like listening to the album for too long because the sludgy, pounding guitars always give me a headache. Mommy can you get me some Tylenol pills and insert them into me anally?

I don’t like listening to the album for too long because the sludgy, pounding guitars always give me a headache. Mommy can you get me some Tylenol pills and insert them into me anally?

I don’t like listening to the album for too long because the sludgy, pounding guitars always give me a headache. Mommy can you get me some Tylenol pills and insert them into me anally?

Because I'm older than you, smarter than you, more hardcore than you ever will be, and I don't give a fuck about any of you. I've done the dope, I've done the women, I've done the time in maximum security prison with serial killers. I've fought for my life and came out alive. You guys listen to all this death metal, but you still don't understand. I *am* death



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Comments:Add a Comment 
rasputin
December 3rd 2007


14555 Comments


After the 'heated' discussion on my other Deicide review, I thought I'd write this review. Sorry coke, I don't think it's a classic.

Tarantino's Tarantulas
December 3rd 2007


819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Benton's vocals are awesome IMO

rasputin
December 3rd 2007


14555 Comments


They do the job, but there are so many better death metal vocalists.

rattlehead42147
December 3rd 2007


1345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah deicide is cheesy but i like this and the s/t.

Confessed2005
December 3rd 2007


3314 Comments


I've never really liked Deicide that much. They seem too much like a one trick pony to me.

LifeInABox
December 3rd 2007


3709 Comments


Great album. I guess I don't need to review this anymore.
Exactly on par with s/t.

rasputin
December 3rd 2007


14555 Comments


Great album. I guess I don't need to review this anymore.

Sorry if I stole your thunder, you can still review it, judging from your rating I'm sure your opinion is different from mine.

I've never really liked Deicide that much. They seem too much like a one trick pony to me.

I agree, and that one trick was The Stench of Redemption. The rest is pretty bad.

FR33L0RD
February 13th 2008


1466 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good deathmetal album

rasputin
February 13th 2008


14555 Comments


Mhm mhm mhm.

jpattison
October 14th 2008


125 Comments


I like deicide, but the whole HAIL SATAN! thing kinda turns me off, because it's just plain lame. If you beleive in Christianity why would you choose to beleive in Satan rather than God, I think it's just a publicity thing.
I prefer Metal bands that have more depth to lyrics and vocals like Mastodon, Cradle of Filth, and whatnot.

wexenhex
October 29th 2008


192 Comments


Cradle of Filth? theyre lyrics sound nice and are enjoyable to read, but i wouldnt call them too deep.
Tool is deep lyrics...

fireaboveicebelow
October 29th 2008


6837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

oh please...

rasputin
October 29th 2008


14555 Comments


rofl

masscows
October 29th 2008


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude this album fucking rules

Anodyne
October 29th 2008


85 Comments


more like this album is fucking boring

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
October 29th 2008


17945 Comments


yo i'm seeing wilco dude

masscows
October 29th 2008


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell no this album is not boring

Anodyne
October 29th 2008


85 Comments


my bad

BalSagoth
December 27th 2008


6 Comments


Rhythmically pretty complex, I dunno guys, I like it a lot. Better than the first at least.

Anthracks
December 27th 2008


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really dislike the two albums I've head from Deicide.

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