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SECTION 37 - Legion - CD - Aesthetic Death - 2013

Section 37 may be Aesthetic Death Records' most non-metallic and experimental signing to date.

Some trivia first: the name of the band refers to section 37 of the mental health act (in the British law codex, we guess), which deals with the forced institutionalization of the criminally insane. It only makes sense, since Section 37, the band, are thematically obsessed with serial killers, sociopaths and everything in between.

A less dance-able VNV Nation (and much less straightforward, linear or monolithic), if you like unconventional electronic music, you will definitely dig at least SOME parts of Section 37's Legion, because some parts are downright awesome, whereas some parts vary between the standard and the lame.

Eclectic in essence, mixing sheer electronica and industrial, spoken citations that correspond with rap, an abundance of samples and studio gimmickry and cold atmosphere, the "style" of this particular album can be described as being a "Non-Style," where anything and everything was thrown into the mix and experimented with. Think of a much liquid form of Front Line Assembly's Millennium, for instance (with a much reduced metallic sensibility).

Lovers of the darker edges of electronic music, particularly those into Anne Clark, Test Dept., Wumpscut, Frontline Assembly, Skinny Puppy and such, who like their electronica varied, dark, depraved yet not too aggressive (well, perhaps not aggressive at all...), this cinematic oddity of the left-field realms of Electronica should satisfy you.

Legion is an intelligent excursion through the minds of inspired musicians obsessed with serial killers and all things wretched and vile - and those very unhealthy sentiments occasionally (not always, mind you) emanate from the loudspeakers while Legion works its black, robotic magic. This recording is therefore more of an experience rather than music in its traditional sense, and due to its mind boggling eclectic nature, everyone could find their own special moment while listening.

"My Name Is LEGION, For We Are Many..." (6.5/10)

 

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ALBUM REVIEWS

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PROSPEKT
The Colourless

PYRAMIDS ON MAR...
Echo Cosmic

REGARDE LES HOM...
Exile

ROCK CANDY FUNK...
Groove Is King

SCARDUST
Shadow

SCHNELLERTOLLER...
X

SCHON, NEAL
Vortex

SECTION 37
Legion

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