The Dublin, Ireland-based death metal band was founded in 2009 by two former Abaddon Incarnate members and issued a demo, called Mark Of The Legion, three years later. Arkadiusz Kupiszowski had joined in 2010 in answer to an Internet ad. Legio Lvporvm XIV followed in 2014. Legion Of Wolves’ Bringers Of The Dark Sleep was issued on November, 17th through Metal Scrap.
LEGION OF WOLVES – BRINGERS OF THE DARK SLEEP – METAL SCRAP
This Ireland-based death metal band is admittedly delivering music with next to no originality and many an average riff. Having said that, this type of ‘bread and butter’ death metal has become as scarce as brain cells in the brain of voters down in Kansas/Oklahoma/Hungary/Poland/Russia/toilet or wherever and is almost welcome just by its very nature.
Legion Of Wolves is seven parts Benediction, two parts Vader and one part At The Gates and goes nowhere near keyboards, flute or the odd clean vocals, which is music to Metallian Towers’ ears. The sound and production are solid, if unadventurous, the vocals deep and ravaging and varying speeds from slow to mid and fast are strewn throughout the songs. The better songs are like Plague Of The Immortal where the band adds horrific screams and blasts away. Summoning The Elite is so titled for a reason. The song ends on a very fast note. Forged In Fire And Combat is also fast and brutal. The vocals go deeper and the melody is memorable. Singer Krzysztof can do the deep death gargling vokills at will and occasionally does. Brothers Of Fury And Iron came earlier and has a buried riff that is nicked from At The Gates’ Nausea. It is quite good. The semi lead guitar works here. The band does add that chugging bass sound listeners are aware of here and there.
These guys throw the word ‘legion’ out often and apparently mean it. That and the above review should paint a good picture of what this album is all about. – Ali “The Metallian”