Before ya’ll go crying that Uncle Vince has gone Christian, you should know that I haven’t listened to the lyrics of the new He Is Legend demos on their MySpace page yet. But lyrics be damned (haha, get it?), the music of the new He Is Legend demos is surprisingly good. The North Carolina-based band seems to have moved away from anything resembling metalcore and moved in a more dynamic but still heavy direction, something way more interesting than their previous material (which I also thought was pretty good at the time, though certainly derivative of Killswitch Engage). Multiple layers of lush guitar layering, a varied vocal attack, and even dissonance give way to some pretty big choruses… and while metal purists are most certainly going to cry foul, they can go fuck themselves. This is good stuff.
The demos are presumably for a new record that will see the light of day sometime this year. The Vince Neilstein pick of the three song lot s “Everyone I Know Has Fangs.” Check it out. Pretty good.
Press folks at Solid State Records, feel free to quote me on that; “He Is Legend: Pretty good!”