THE LEGION - UNSEEN TO CREATION - LISTENABLE
All fans and followers of the second wave of Swedish death metal would love the debut full-length of The Legion. Formerly called Legion, these Swedes' compositions are a tight and advanced mixture of old Necrophobic riffs, Dissection and Dark Funeral. The band's music is slick even at the speed of light in which it is played. The acoustic breaks are very reminiscent of Dissection and, while more lead guitars are needed and the sole instance of the keyboards has to go, the overall picture is just complex enough to keep most fanatics happy. This is swift death metal played by a well-oiled machine. - Ali "The Metallian"
THE LEGION - A BLISS TO SUFFER - LISTENABLE
Fairly standard Marduk-inspired material (though not as extreme as that group) with symphonic black flourishes, Sweden’s The Legion has been playing this sound for almost ten years. Though entirely produced by the band itself, A Bliss To Suffer is reminiscent of Abyss Studios’ hold on the scene during the earlier part of this decade and, as such, sort of acts as a nostalgic trip for those with long memories (and ears). A Bliss To Suffer is fairly listenable, inoffensive material, but nothing here is high-tier enough to stand out or demand repeated attention. In a metal world that sees 100 new releases a month, “it’s not bad” just isn’t enough. - James Tape