LEGACY OF DISORDER: Legacy of Disorder
By Alistar Wickens
This certainly looks to be yet another hardcore album but proves to be considerably more interesting. Sure, there are elements of hardcore throughout the album, but at its heart it's old school thrash metal, through and through. To someone who grew up on a diet of early Metallica, Sepultura and Slayer, listening to the debut release from this Nelson quartet was like taking a trip back to my youth. The sound is fresh despite its '80s roots, and the production, courtesy of Texan Stirling Winfield, is incredibly good - possibly the best I've ever heard on a local metal album. Pay The Price, really stood out to me, but if you're into blistering metal then the whole album, with the exception of the token 'mellow' track 44 Down (still good, but slower and more melodic), should keep you thrashing out for a while. While other scenes have noticeably faded in recent years, the metal scene here never fails to impress me with its longevity and innovation. Legacy of Disorder can be proud of continuing that tradition.