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With only eight songs that finish in a total span of less than 30 minutes, Deicide’s sophomore album, Legion, is impressively but deceptively concise. Though it may be compact, this album is the most musically demanding statement of the band’s career. Its songs contain so many rhythmic shifts that the group members later admitted it was nearly impossible to recreate any of the songs in concert (except for “Dead but Dreaming,” which became a staple of their live set). While technically overwhelming, the music doesn’t feel the least bit distant. The most suitable word is “bracing”: the songs enter your being and thrash it around from the inside. While Legion contains a wide arsenal of rhythmic attacks, the album is at its best when the band are cruising along on the thrumming, militaristic double-bass work of drummer Steve Asheim. “Holy Deception” and “In Hell I Burn” give you the feeling of being hoisted on the shoulders of an immense pillaging army as it rolls across borders in all-consuming thirst for total conquest.

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Great Album

This is a great death metal album. Great power and evil sound. I love this album it is a great addition to a Deicide or Death Metal collection in general. Satan Spawn, The Caco Daemon 100/10: The best song on the album. A great start. I love this song. The evil demon voice at the beginning is great too. Excellent Song! Dead But Dreaming 9/10: This is an awesome song too. Repent to Die 10/10: This song picks up some speed with a great bass line. Great song. Trifixion 9/10: Great song, very Slayer sounding but the timing on this song is a little strange. I like the roars right before the singing begins. Behead the Prophet (No Lord Shall Live) 9/10: Picks up the speed again in a well done way. Great song. Holy Deception 9/10: Yet again reminds me of Slayer. Not the most memorable song. The singing is in a strange pattern I personally didn't like as much as other songs. In Hell I Burn 10/10: Awesome. Fast and powerful, great song. The intro is awesome. Revocate the Agitator 10/10: Great end to a great album. Basically a great album, not a bad song on it. I did not give anything below 9/10 buy the whole thing you won't regret it. And if you think of writing something bad about this album just don't, I personally really like this album and not everyone does and that is cool but don't write some smug review just because you have nothing better to do.

My favorite Death Metal album of all time

I have followed death metal since the late 80's, and this still stands as the best one I have ever heard. This defines what I consider old school death metal. Sure, bands have gotten faster and louder, but this is pure heavy and pure genious. If you want a piece of metal history, pick this album up. I suggest Trifixion and Satan Spawn the Cacodaemon as single song purchases.

One of the High Points of the Genre

It's too bad that Deicide never followed it up properly, but can you really blame them? In terms of lacerating riffage, blinding speed, acerbic complexity, and sheer HATE, no other album even comes close.

Biography

Formed: 1987

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Controversy has plagued Florida-based quartet Deicide. During their first tour in 1992, the band was severely criticized for their statements in favor of animal sacrifices. Their Stockholm, Sweden, concert was canceled after four songs when a bomb was discovered on-stage. Led by vocalist/bass player Glen Benton, Deicide has delivered some of the goriest sounds to ever emanate from the Sunshine State. Their songs continue to radiate with the brutal attack of satanic death metal. Formed in 1987,...
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