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Die Hard – Conjure The Legions

Posted in Review with tags , on 5th January 2013 by Pieni

Die Hard
“Conjure The Legions”
Released: 25th September 2012
Thrash Metal
Released via Agonia Records


Here’s another band sticking strictly to their roots, playing their old school thrash tinged by black-ish metal… meaning they’re doing nothing new.

The album starts with the title-track and it’s just as belligerent, which is, generally speaking, the key-word here. You know, the dry beats, the speedy riffs, guitar harmonics, angry vocals… the usual.

“Robe And Crown” and a hymn-like “Thrash Them All” are the ones that shred the most, although “Antichrist” hits it pretty hard as well. While in “Satanic Uprise” and “Sanctify The Morbid” a few changes in tempo indicate a slight concern in being something more than just loud. Still, it’s “Cold Scythe” that has more chances of standing out, given the loose punk hooks and the gang chorus-line.

And it’s pretty much this. Wish I had more to say, but “Conjure The Legions” is a very predictable album. Oh, wait, I can add that there’s a cover of Twisted Sister’s “Under The Blade”, but it wasn’t included in the files that were sent to us, so I can’t give you any details about it.

In a nutshell, I’m sure this won’t disappoint the fans of the band and the genre, but I doubt it will impress whoever listens to Die Hard for the first time. But then again, adapting an old saying, “beauty is in the ear of the beholder”.

3,5 / 5

by Renata “Pieni” Lino


New Die Hard album to be released

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 10th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

After a warmly approved debut release (Nihilistic Vision from 2009) and a major European tour with Sodom, Die Hard returns with nine new compositions of old-school thrash metal. The Swedes’ new album is entitled Conjure The Legions and its official European release date is set for September 25th through Agonia Records. North American release date is set for November 6th. The band has prepared a promotional video teaser featuring song samples from Conjure The Legions.

The new album comes as a digital download, jewel-case CD, black vinyl and limited to 66 copies yellow vinyl. Prior to release date, AGONIA RECORDS will also release a special EP from DIE HARD entitled Antichrist. The EP includes two exclusive tracks: an alternate version of the song “Antichrist” and a Venom cover.

Conjure The Legions can be pre-ordered worldwide here.

Antichrist EP can be pre-ordered worldwide here.

Conjure The Legions tracklist:

1. Conjure the Legions
2. Masters of Deceit
3. Satanic Uprise
4. Thrash Them All
5. Cold Scythe
6. Sanctify the Morbid
7. Antichrist
8. Stand Up
9. Robe and Crown