Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CD Review: New Hardcore Metal From eOne Music

Hardcore metal acts Chimaira and Legion are both preparing to unleash their latest studio albums on July 30 through eOne Music. Chimaira’s “Crown Of Phantoms” is a brutal attack on your sense of hearing as they come out with guitars blazing on the opening song “The Machine.” Mark Hunter’s vocals howl and scream with anger on “No Mercy,” while the drums explode on “Plastic Wonderland.” The pace slows down for only a moment during the acoustic instrumental “The Transmigration,” before returning to the full blast of “Crown Of Phantoms.” The album finishes with some amazing guitar solos in “Love Soaked Death” as Chimaira find the perfect hardcore metal groove to close out the album.

Fans have a great opportunity to get their hands on a “Fan Edition” CD/DVD or even a Limited Edition signed vinyl version of the new album by heading over to chimaira.com. The band is currently on tour with The Browning, Threat Signal and Dark Sermon. For more information, please visit the band’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimaira.

Legion is ready to release their debut album that attacks everything that gets in their way. Their songs are three to four minute burst of power that are hard to recover from. The growling vocals of “And Then, The Devil Said” along with “Righteous Dictation” show that this band means business with a “take no prisoners” attitude. The machine-gun drumming of “He Became Death” hits you like a wave of power as Legion show the sheer force of their music. The album closes with the power of “The Roach” as Legion show why they are one of the new premier bands of hardcore metal music.

Legion is currently on tour, promoting the new album “Woke.” For a complete list of dates and to find out more about Legion, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Legion614.

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