Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Legend Has It - From Time Before Light (EP Review)

From Time Before Light cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 09 January 2015
Label: Self Released

From Time Before Light – Track Listing

1.Grizard 05:21
2.Black Hand 05:29
3.Silverwind 03:24
4.Warbeast 06:28


South Florida doom/stoner metal band taking influence from multiple bands and genres. Currently playing shows around south Florida and recording a full length.


Emilio Acosta (Vocals), Justin Rink (Guitar), Joey Prusa (Bass), Jihad Nasser (Drums)


Legend Has It is a band who came to my attention recently as they play some impressive hard-rocking Sludge/Stoner Metal with an added menace of Doom Metal. Their debut EP – From Time Before Light – even ventures into Thrash Metal territory. So this band covers a lot of bases for the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal crowd. Shades of Black Sabbath, Red Fang, The Sword and even Metallica can be heard with Legend Has It's music.

OK so originality might be out of the window for their first EP but you can't deny what a blast this EP is from start to finish. Opening track – Grizard – is a heavy affair that ticks all the right boxes. Heavy and not so subtle riffs with Doom/Stoner vocals courtesy of Emilio. The lyrics could do with some more work but it doesn't deter from the fact it's a great song with plenty of kick-ass riffs.

Things take a darker turn with 2nd track – Black Hand – with the band venturing into Thrash Metal territory and Emilio displaying bleak and menacing vocals. It's possibly the EP's strongest track and shows with a bit more work Legend Has It definitely have something about them. When the band starting faster and brutal riffs, the whole EP becomes a more confident affair.

Third track – Silverwind – is a more straightforward Doom/Stoner Metal song that sees the band in more confident mood and it will go down a storm with the Doom/Stoner Metal community. It still has a vicious Thrash Metal vibe waiting to come and party and fuck things up for a brief moment or two.

Fourth track – Warbeast – starts off with a sublime heavy bass intro before Emilio once again delivers thrash/doom based vocals with the band venturing away from their Stoner roots. The production is very lo-fi on this song and it shows. It's still very loud but it could of done with a bit more polish. Though it's still a great song to rock out to and let out all that unwanted aggression.

Legend Has it have released a superb EP to introduce themselves to the world to. They may need to spend more time on the production side when recording their debut album. I want to hear more from Legend Has It as they have something about them. You can check this out for yourselves as the album is available to buy on BandCamp Buy Now Download and for free download from Soundcloud.

Words by Steve Howe

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