CD review BURN THE PRIEST ‘Legion: XX’

( */10 ) I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with a band called Burn The Priest. However, a lot of you know Lamb Of God. Burn The Priest was the predecessor of Lamb Of God, having released two albums at the end of 90’s. So Burn The Priest is the evil little brother of one of the most influential modern metal bands and being the springboard for Mark Morton and bandmates to an impressive career.

Getting closer to the 20th anniversary of Burn The Priest’s debut inspired the guys to blow new life into the band, at least for a cover album that features songs that had an impact on each of the five musicians.

One of the bands that influenced the five-piece the most is The Accüsed and therefor it isn’t a surprise that ‘Inherit the Earth’ opens this album. Furthermore the longplayer comprises of merciless interpretations of crossover bands like S.O.D. and hardcore veterans such as Agnostic Front and Cr-Mags. As thrilling as Ministry’s original is Burn The Priest’s version of ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’ and it’s ‘Axis Rot of Sliang Laos, that gives space for some less known bands, being present with one song on ‘Legion: XX’ too.

This album is an inspiring journey back into the late 80’s and 90’s when hardcore, metal and crossover were in strong competition with grunge and alternative rock. The choice of songs is excellently done and I guess these ten tracks are on fave lists of many more metalheads than only Randy Blythe and Co.. Enjoy the ride.

 

(*/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Inherit the Earth (The Accüsed cover)
  2. Honey Bucket (Melvins cover)
  3. Kerosene (Big Black cover)
  4. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover)
  5. I Against I (Bad Brains cover)
  6. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos cover)
  7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry cover)
  8. One Voice (Agnostic Front cover)
  9. Dine Alone (Quicksand cover)
  10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags cover)

 

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: May 18th, 2018

 

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