He Is Legend Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by inwaves, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    A band that I'll always believe is underrated. I think they've matured so much over the years. They just got done recording a new album, so we can hopefully look forward to that this summer.
     
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  2. nl5011

    Solve et coagula Supporter

    I completely agree. They are second in heavy riffage only to deftones. Heavy fruit was really great.
     
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  3. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    Some people might disagree, but I hear Deftones influence in a lot of Legend stuff. I think any fan of Deftones will find something to like about It Hates You and Heavy Fruit.
     
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  5. nl5011

    Solve et coagula Supporter

    Even on Suck Out The Poison, some of the sludgy riffs sound influenced by deftones. Like Magnolia, goldies torn locks.
     
  6. GraveDigger

    Trusted Prestigious

    Stoked to see them with Norma Jean tomorrow. Was super late getting into this band.
     
  7. nl5011

    Solve et coagula Supporter

    o'god is my all time fav heavy record. I didnt enjoy wrongdoers as much as I wanted to. Id love to see that show though!
     
  8. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    Agreed. Not to mention the verse melody of Mushroom River is very similar to Birthmark off of Adrenaline.
     
  9. nl5011

    Solve et coagula Supporter

    Mushroom river is my favorite song by them. His growls and those pinches are so nasty. They have a way with breakdowns, they are actually groovy and percussively interesting. Even on I Am Hollywood, you can hear jazz influences and a hearty blues background in the guitars. Real musicians from day 1, just never figured out how to appeal themselves right imo. I feel like the more the do what they want and develop their own style, the better they get. That rings true with most things.
     
  10. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    I think they've done a great job of implementing those influences more naturally with each album. On I Am Hollywood, the music often switches genres several times within the same song. I think that was awesome and worked on that album, but I prefer It Hates You and Heavy Fruit because the songs feel more cohesive and thought out.
     
  11. GraveDigger

    Trusted Prestigious

    Goddamn did they put on a hell of a show tonight. Most of the crowd seemed to only like their old stuff because the place went fucking berserk when they played I Am Hollywood at the end.
     
  12. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    I am HOLLYWOOOD!
     
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  13. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    I've listened to IAH a few times in the last couple days. Playing IHY right now. Still need to fill in the gaps and listen to SOTP and Heavy Fruit.
     
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  14. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    They're all so great. A very strong discography. Have you listened to Heavy Fruit and SOTP before?
     
  15. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Prestigious

    I'll never forget hearing the bridge in, "China White," for the first time...perfect.
     
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  16. muttley

    "Fuck you, Peaches!" Prestigious

    I've had SOTP for years but I've never listened to it. The vocals turned me off back in the day. Haven't heard anything from Heavy Fruit.
     
  17. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    SOTP is pretty awesome, but the production hurts it in my opinion. Heavy Fruit is amazing.
     
  18. Garrett L.

    why can't i dream Moderator

    The Seduction and I Am Hollywood are songs that will never get old for me.
     
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  19. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    I Am Hollywood is one of my favorite heavy albums, still listen to it regularly. Suck Out the Poison is great, but his voice change still throws me. Everything else just never held me.
     
  20. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    It Hates You is their masterpiece to me. I Am Hollywood is amazing and one of my all time favorites, no doubt, but I just feel like It Hates You captures their true musical identity.
     
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  21. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Need to relisten to It Hates You. I remember literally hating the album when it came out. Like....couldn't finish it but forced myself too. Felt overly simple musically and boring lyrically, but again that's from a while ago so I'll revisit.
     
  22. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Prestigious

    It Hates You is HIL at their best, imo. I'd definitely recommend giving it another shot.
     
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  23. inwaves

    It’s you that I adore

    It's one of the more deceptively complex hard rock albums I've ever heard. There are layers to the music that only become apparent after several listens. It reminds me of Deftones in that sense. Also, did you listen to a leak when it came out? Because when the album leaked, it was a crappy slowed down version.
     
  24. LightWithoutHeat

    You can't kill us all.

    I love It Hates You.
     
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  25. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    This.....may actually explain it...I can't remember but this could be it haha.
     
  26. LightWithoutHeat

    You can't kill us all.

    The Primarily Blues is so so so good.
     
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