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Review: Limbonic Art - Legacy of Evil
Limbonic Art
Legacy of Evil

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 59:06
Tracks: 10
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: November 14, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
Legacy of Evil

Rated 4.15/5 (83%) (20 Votes)

It has become frequent lately to find out that a band sees its back catalog being re-issued. I've received some earlier work of Marduk, Naglfar and I'm expecting Gorgoroth any time soon. So, when I saw that a promo of Limbonic Art was coming, I didn't do too much investigation. It was a big surprise then for me to find out this brand new Legacy of Evil, since I was sure they had disbanded for good!

I remember some of their earlier great musical work like: Moon ins Scorpio and In Abhorrence Dementia. I was curious to see what this new one would sound like. From what I can recall, Limbonic Art was strongly using fast / blast beats with nice symphonic orchestrations in a somewhat futuristic environment. Well, the blast beats are present, and there's an abundance of them. The symphonic parts and orchestrations have decreased quite a bit but still remain a very distinctive and nicely melodic aspect of their song structure while keeping that cool futuristic edge shining. Legacy of Evil is too fast for my own taste and quite a few songs are built on this beat. Add to this the raspy/clean kind of vocals and mid-range sounding, somewhat muddy production. No, this is not a crystal clear work. The bass drum is not a pounding one like one would expect. Not raw as such but muddy in general I would say. Fortunately, some calmer/mid-paced parts are also included with crushing guitars, theatrical/wicked vocals and nice musical arrangements.

My favorite moments were found on: Grace by Torments, Lycanthropic Tales and Twilight Omen.

Track Listing:
  1. A Cosmic Funeral Of Memories
  2. A Void Of Lifeless Dreams
  3. Grace By Torments
  4. Infernal Phantom Kingdom
  5. Legacy Of Evil
  6. Lycanthropic Tales
  7. Nebulous Dawn
  8. Seven Doors Of Death
  9. Twilight Omen
  10. Unleashed From Hell
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