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4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings
Metal Head Jesus Freak ,

Is this a Swedish band?

I listen to a lot of metal. These guys create enjoyable progressive metal. This album is a cohesive whole in sound. So good you'll think this is a Swedish band.

kelleymoore33 ,

Legacy

The complexity of musicianship really shines through the entirety of the album. Just listening to it you can tell those who worked on it made it a labor of love and truly have a passion for music. Amazing work!

jgar79 ,

Another Solid Release

HftD show their maturity as musicians on Legacy. Everything you expect from the Illinois band is here, but they’ve upped the aggression on this one, particularly the vocals, which hearken back to their self-titled EP. Frontman Josh Ditto shows he’s got more than just mid-register screams—he ventures into higher, more shrill levels as well as some welcomed low-end growls. Daniels shines here as well with his scorching leads and the drums and bass provide the thunderous underpinning, the result of which is the heaviest work in HftD’s discography. Don’t worry—they’re still unmistakably Hope for the Dying—heavy metal tinged with influences from Dream Theater and Between the Buried and Me, but still wholly their own thing.

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