You can always count on Sinister to deliver the Death Metal, and Legacy of Ashes is just overflowing with old school evilness. I’ve heard people -assholes, really- complain that this release doesn’t break any new ground, which I suppose is true. But it doesn’t need to. I don’t have a problem with perhaps a couple of these riffs sounding familiar. Sinister’s main man Aad has been at this for two decades, and he knows exactly how to create intense, memorable songs, which is precisely what he has done yet again. There is a limited edition digipak version of this album with four bonus tracks, but for once there is little need to track it down since the extra songs are rough-sounding “pre-production demos” of songs from 2006’s Afterburner. I’m not in favor of different versions with additional/alternative tracks, but if you’re going to do that, give us a live DVD or something worth getting excited about.
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