Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, December 21, 2014

We Are Legion - Exit Humanity

It's been a while since I've gotten to review some wonderfully heavy down tuned death metal from the crypt. Fortunately, We Are Legion are here to help me get my fix with the muddy pummeling magic of Exit Humanity. From the first chug and fancy fill, you know that We Are Legion are the real deal. They are delivering death metal destruction in a way that few of their peers still do. Great musicians all around and not afraid to melt your face with beautiful sonic destruction, We Are Legion understand what techdeath should be about.

These Minneapolis death merchants rely heavily on chugs to keep the songs moving forward, take that as you will. That being said, a lot of their more complex riffs boggle the mind with their spiraling beauty. It actually creates a nice contrast to the more monochromatic chugs. I feel like to much of either would make the record harder to understand, but the mix of the two gives the music a clear artistic direction. Add in a nice contrast in the pitch of the growls and you have a record that generates real musical interest. My only real complaint is that at times the sound is a bit muddy and it takes a few listens on good headphones to really get what they're going for. As is though, Exit Humanity stands tall as an ode to the wonderful power death metal has over us all.

We Are Legion will do nothing if not capture your imagination. They understand the primal power of the genre, but inject it with a healthy dose of technical magic. This band is going places, and as they improve their mix and refine their sound I feel confident in saying that they have a bright future ahead of them. Feel these noxious grooves wind their way into your flesh and let it come to hold you a prisoner to the unholy glory of the genre. We Are Legion have a diverse and exciting sound that will not disappoint, so dive into the pit and get jiggy with it.

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