With their new album Face Value, out on February 16th, UK metallers Of Legions take us on a track-by-track tour of the new record.

1. Face Value
Sharing the same name as the album and the first track on the record, “Face Value” is a hard hitting introduction and it sets the tone for the rest of the release with powerful vocal lines and crushing guitar riffs, it’s a real taste for what’s to come.

2. Let Loose
Continuing the fast paced tones set by “Face Value”, “Let Loose” is a chaotic sensory overload that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish, its varied tempo changes and harsh dynamic alterations make for an audible punch to the face.

3. La Familia
Changing the direction of the sound, “La Familia” slows down the pace while maintaining the listener’s attention. Droning guitar riffs and syncopated drums, this song is about sticking together and having one another’s back through the good and the bad.

4. Worthless
The musical equivalent of a spasm, “Worthless” offers frequent tempo changes and chaotic rhythms throughout. The discordant feel makes for a different take on the hardcore scene. Aggressive and straight to the point.

5. Scum
Always proving to be a fan favorite, “Scum” offers everything you could possibly want in a track, whether its slow paced beat downs, tremolo picked deathcore influenced bridges or big choruses, there’s something for everyone.


6. Suicidal Thoughts
Eerie, emotional and a step back from the traditional sense of a hardcore song. “Suicidal Thoughts” takes a break from all the other tracks and invokes a breath of fresh air, with its piercing guitar melodies, large build ups and haunting lyrics.

7. No Loyalty
Energetic, vigorous and forceful are the first words that come to mind when listening to this track. A song about knowing where your loyalties lye who can and can’t be trusted and the state of modern day society.


8. Hard Time
A song about living life to its fullest and not letting anything or anyone stand in your way. Pushing through the hard times and seeing the other end while never backing down or doubting yourself.

9. Wormfeeder
Down tuned guitars and drop tempo riffs, big breakdowns and blast beats throughout. This song is not for the faint of heart. Something a little different to end the album.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.