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Review: Legion of the Damned - Feel the Blade
Legion of the Damned
Feel the Blade

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 37:44
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 4/5

Review online: July 7, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Feel the Blade

Rated 3.73/5 (74.55%) (11 Votes)

This is not actually a new album, this is just a reissue of the 2003 Occult album Elegy For The Weak, under the new Legion Of The Damned moniker and with a revised track listing. It's not even a re-recording, just a re-pressing. This is kind of a disappointment, as I really wanted a new disc from this outfit; and it is kind of a ripoff too, especially if you have the original album already.

That said, this still kicks ass. Pure, razor-edged Death/Thrash is the order of the day here, and songs like "Slaughtering The Pigs" and "Warbeast" pretty much exemplify the genre. Death heaviness with Thrash riffing and a vocal style somewhere between the two makes for a high-energy brew for fans of similar acts like The Crown or Sodom's middle period. Thankfully, this band does not have a trace of punk in their sound, and this is pure steel smoking all the way. It's kind of weak to re-issue a five-year-old album and label it as new, but this kills, so more people should get a chance to hear it anyway.

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