Legen Beltza
Need to Suffer
Style: Thrash
Release date: June 2010
Playing time: 50:00

I read a review somewhere of this album. I couldn't believe my eyes when the reviewer made a comment about the cover being 'unnecessarily abusive'. Eh?! Is this Janet Jackson? Is it Justin friggin' Timberlake? No.
I repeat: No!
This is heavy fucking metal and audio-visual abuse is part of what we are!

The cover of 'Need to Suffer' is grim, certainly, but so be it. That's part of their expression, and it goes well with the music. The music is not Janet Jackson either.

Legen Beltza, my favourite Basque thrashers, excel in brutal, technically adept and tight thrash metal and have with this their third studio release delivered another hard-hitting punch.

The progress made since 'Dimension of Pain' from 2006 is on the whole not vast, admittedly, but it is there. Again, both US and German thrash influences mix in a sweet, deadly cocktail, with Xanti's rabidly howling vocal performance surely dividing listeners in haters and lovers camps as do masters like Mille, Blitz and Schmier. You have Exodus, Testament, Slayer, Kreator and Destruction rearing their ugly heads inside the big, Basque thrash pie - along with Legen Beltza's own sound and style.

The most notable progress made to mine ears is the guitar work. Brilliant pieces and solid thrash in abundance.

Go get, boys and girls, go get!


01. Vaporized

02. Deathpidemic

03. Midnight Meat Train
04. Adans Children
05. Suicide
06. Church Burning
07. Death Control
08. Global Dictatorship
09. Mutants from the Red Hill
10. Amaierarik Ez Da


Label: Molusco Discos
Distribution: Molusco Discos
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 28 December, 2010
Website: www.legenbeltza.com