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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
After two albums on Solid State, the maybe-Christian sometime-screamo band He Is Legend have re-emerged with an album that's simultaneously more straightforwardly rocking than their previous material, and more adventurous. Their songwriting has improved quite a bit; vocalist Schuylar Croom enunciates every word clearly, sounding like a cross between Layne Staley and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows. Guitarist Adam Tanbouz and bassist Matt Williams keep the riffs churning in a manner that owes much more to mainstream hard rock than any of their previous albums, while drummer Steven Bache's rhythms are forceful and emphatic. Beyond his ability to crank out a powerhouse riff, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
After two albums on Solid State, the maybe-Christian sometime-screamo band He Is Legend have re-emerged with an album that's simultaneously more straightforwardly rocking than their previous material, and more adventurous. Their songwriting has improved quite a bit; vocalist Schuylar Croom enunciates every word clearly, sounding like a cross between Layne Staley and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows. Guitarist Adam Tanbouz and bassist Matt Williams keep the riffs churning in a manner that owes much more to mainstream hard rock than any of their previous albums, while drummer Steven Bache's rhythms are forceful and emphatic. Beyond his ability to crank out a powerhouse riff, though, Tanbouz's deployment of unexpected tones and moods to introduce various songs ("The Primarily Blues," "China White III," and "That's Nasty" are particularly potent examples) is what makes him the band's ace in the hole. The band sculpts one of the heaviest riffs of the year for the first minute or so of "Mean Shadows," before the cleaner ballad section starts. This is a record with something to offer fans of swampy Southern rock, dirty metal, radio-friendly alternative anthems, and screamo. Who knows, they might even be able to get all those people together into one big fan base.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: Tragic Hero Records
  • UPC: 898845002248
  • Catalog Number: 90052
  • Sales rank: 90,252

Album Credits

Performance Credits
He Is Legend Primary Artist
Schuylar Croom Vocals
Adam Tanbouz Guitar
Steven Bache Drums
Steve Bache Drums
Schuylar Croom Vocals
Technical Credits
Mitchell Marlow Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Alberto Jacob Producer, Engineer
He Is Legend Audio Production
Schuylar Croom Artwork
Steven Bache Artwork
Al Jacob Audio Production
Kit Walters Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not up to standard HIL.

    He Is Legend is a band on a whole other level. Their lyrics are beautiful and emotional with great symbolic meaning. All of their albums are full and are all killer, no filler. Except this album. This seems to be all filler. The strongest track on the album is the opening track, then it just goes downhill from there. The music is unoriginal and not catchy at all. It is an essential album for any He Is Legend fan, but compared to previous releases, this album is weak.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not Bad

    I have always kind of liked He Is Legend, ever since their album I Am Hollywood. Somehow though, I liked them a little better from when they were on the Solid State Label, but this newer album of theirs isn't bad either. It's still a good, quality southern rock sound. I just enjoyed that southern rock sound with the metal bits thrown in on their past couple of albums, (which Barnes & Noble has also seen fit to remove from their products list, I've noticed...which is unfortunate). Don't write this album off though, because it still has some good music to offer. Not bad stuff. Check it out.

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