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Legacy of Disorder

Last Man Standing

Review by Mike and Kat Heitzman

Mostly from New Zealand, this great band has permanently made it in to the top of our thrash catalog. This sophomore release will surely please any real thrash fan out there. It is brutal all the way through. You will not find any sissy ballads or filler tracks here.

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Track by Track Review
Thorn

As the first song on the CD, this grabs your attention to what is about to unfold: metal, pure metal. The drums are what stand out the most on this cut, as they tear up the double bass all the way through.

Punish All
This song is pretty serious about dealing out some punishment, both lyrically and musically. The brutal riffs and vocals make this re-playable over and over.
March to Death
Probably our favorite song on this album, this talks about war and the effects on the soldiers who are made to fight.  Also, it is very strong musically.
Last Man Standing
This title track has it all, great lyrics, a great mixed sound, and just the right amount of change ups throughout the song. There are parts where you just want to bang your head and can barely refrain from doing so.
Treading the Tainted Path
This tune is pure thrash and talks about the “destructive years” referring to youth and how we can be our own worst enemies.
Break
This reminds us so much of late ‘80s mosh/thrash. It has some more thumping bass lines.
Hell Tonight
Very smooth and catchy riffs are included in this one. It doesn’t lack in the intensity either. We can hear the M.O.D. influences.
Impaler
Awesome drums riffs encircle some pretty intense guitar riffs in this cut. We have never heard drums quite played like this. It is very fresh. It really makes your head spin from everything going on in this song if you pay attention.
Warrior Gene
Singer, James Robinson, just goes off in this one, especially at the end. This is very Metalica like and has that background grind that again reminds us of late ‘80s thrash metal.
Came to Fight
This reminds us of a time we went to see Rob Halford’s band Fight in Chicago where there was a very drunk dude that walked up to our 350 pound friend and said, “I came to fight.” He must have read the ticket wrong… Well this song would surely cause a very violent pit if played live, that is for sure. There are neat little guitar solo shreds throughout this song, as well. And we just love the effects on his voice during the chorus. We definitely would like to see this band live.
 
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