Legend
Valediction


4.5
superb

Review

by Nigel Klein USER (2 Reviews)
June 15th, 2010 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Big breakdowns, two-steps, and sick vocals. Chad Ruhlig, Ex-For the Fallen Dreams, fronts this Detroit based heavy hardcore band. Their first release "Valediction", was highly anticipated, and didn't fall short of what was expected.

Looking for heavy? Legend has plenty. Their first full length album, "Valediction" is a full on assault of breakdowns, two-steps, and chugs, backed up by great pissed off vocals. Yes, it is true that Legend sounds similar to Bury Your Dead, or The Acacia Strain. I've even heard it taken as far as "It sounds like The Acacia Strain had sex with Bury Your Dead", but that still isn't bad, I mean, that would be one damn fine music baby.

Legend only pushes the limits of hardcore further with "Valediction". Chad's vocals are perfectly matched with the tough, beefy instrumental sound that Legend has. Lyrics like "Pushing your way through everything, never backing up, never giving in. You fake mother***er, I'll call you out", ("In Sight), add an extra element of being pissed off. You can feel the emotion put into the music. As with any hardcore, gang vocals are usually incorporated. For some bands this is a make a brake moment, and can easily be over done. This aspect was grasped well, and was done tastefully. Throughout parts of the album a digital effect is used, which sounds tight as hell. One thing Legend can do is make a raw, nasty breakdown. These are found through out the entire CD.

Overall; sick album. I've found myself listening to this over and over again and not getting bored with the material.


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ThePalestMexican
June 16th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Reads more like a soundoff

Crimson Death
June 16th 2010


533 Comments


You fake motherfucker, he'll call you out.

Captain North
June 16th 2010


6792 Comments


So basically generic metalcore.

Winsomniac
June 16th 2010


8014 Comments


Holy shit. I feel like this CD could be advertised as a workout supplement.

I think I'll review this after eventually getting to writing about Returners.

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accompliceofmydeath
June 16th 2010


4302 Comments


Probably more like a 1.5-2. I've only heard one song and it was pretty much one big breakdown.

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Gaythiest
June 16th 2010


141 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

CHUG
CHUG
CHUGGA CHUG CHUG



sick shit

cvlts
June 16th 2010


8983 Comments


I'll give this the review it deserves.

accompliceofmydeath
June 16th 2010


4302 Comments


Thank you. I'm guessing you'll give it about a 1.5?

cvlts
June 16th 2010


8983 Comments


I'm guessing that, or a 2 if it strikes a nostalgic chord in me.

accompliceofmydeath
June 16th 2010


4302 Comments


Looking forward to it.

Gaythiest
June 16th 2010


141 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Will you give it a 2.5 if it strikes a nostalgic breakdown with you?

NoRosesNoSkies
June 17th 2010


44 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is maybe one step above recon. twostepbreakdowntwostepbreakdown

sspedding
June 29th 2010


4789 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

dogshit

Dryden
June 29th 2010


13238 Comments


horseshit

sspedding
June 29th 2010


4789 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

cowdung

Scoot
June 30th 2010


17909 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

for the fallen dreams suck ass and so do this band

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IAMERROR
July 26th 2010


219 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I was thoroughly disappointed with this album.
I enjoy For the Fallen Dream's first album, but this one was the same thing only much worse.

despisediconSXE
November 7th 2010


13 Comments


i honestly love the cd. i think it has great heavy parts as well as melodic parts and the semi-techno bits in it really brng the post hardcore feel of the cd to a newer style. but i would deff be more specific when saying bury your dead, if u are referring to old bury your dead(cover your tracks and some of "beauty and the breakdown") then you're right but the new BYD is garbage...other than that, good review. Harlot i think is one of the better songs, it really bounces and is something that really can get u moving.

UnderDaIce
December 21st 2010


203 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This CD makes me wanna throw down hard in the pit, and really that's about it. Good live band, really average as a whole though as everything sound exactly the same. A bit of guilty pleasure haha

RobotJesus
February 6th 2011


432 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ive heard it all before not bad if i just wanna get pumped though



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