He Is Legend
Suck Out the Poison
Release date: January 15th 2007
Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Website: www.heislegend.com
Style: American sweet shop
Rating: 83/100
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: February 4th 2007

I’m really not sure what to say. I’ve been listening to this quite a few times and I usually say that if nothing sticks to memory after three or five listens, then it’s no good. I think I have to stray from that policy in the case of American five-piece He Is Legend. Their music is as special as is their name.


And it’s good – even if they’re not catchy hit songs.


I can’t think of a single band I can compare these lads to. But there are elements of all sorts of styles – metalcore, emo, grunge and some sort of rock thing. Hell, there’s even a piano in there (followed by a slow emo piece with a Pantera guitar…)!


The sound is very American, no doubt about that, but it’s like a big sweet shop where you can pick all the best pieces and but them in a big blender. It’s aggressive, surprising, brutal, heavy, yet with sensitivity in a way that’s not annoying like other emo bands tend to have it (phew!). They have funny song titles too…


I can easily see these chaps blow away label mates Norma Jean on the upcoming European tour. Easily.


Recommended: Electronic Throat (swinging southern groove not far from Pantera with a mixed brutal and clean vocal), otherwise…just the rest as well…