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Legbone

Legbone: Different PathDifferent Path (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 2.5


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Ten years is a decent chunk of time to be in a punk rock band, and that's one milestone that Ohio's Legbone can claim without a problem. The problem, is that during those ten years, Legbone have found themselves stuck in quite the rut, unable to write anything more than mediocre punk rock records. T.
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Ten years is a decent chunk of time to be in a punk rock band, and that's one milestone that Ohio's Legbone can claim without a problem. The problem, is that during those ten years, Legbone have found themselves stuck in quite the rut, unable to write anything more than mediocre punk rock records. Their skatepunk sound is solid, but unable to lend itself to anything more memorable, and Different Path continues with much of the same.

A bit harder than a lot of skatepunk, the band does incorporate some dark, and heavy metal riffing into their sound, which affords them some more creative opportunities than they may otherwise have had. Even on that token, however, they may not explore those possibilities to their fullest extent. "Swallowing Razorblades" opens with some extremely heavy, methodical riffing, but before long the sound is forgone in favor of some speedy punk rock chord progressions and sing-along choruses. It's a solid sound, but simply not all that memorable.

They can't be faulted, though, for doing what they do rather well. Vocalist Kyle Curtis alternates between Movielife-esque sung vocals and some hardcore punk shouting, the latter of which fits much better with both the pace and feel of the album. The rhythms are tight and the vocals have plenty of grit, but from song to song, there's really not a whole lot to grip onto. The songs don't often exceed the two-minute mark, accomplishing just what they set out for in a relatively short amount of time. "Can't Believe It" impresses with its lightning quick rhythms and powerful rhythms, and the anthemic vocals are a nice accent on top of it all. "Mind Your Own Business" follows that up with a decidedly angrier approach, including a lot of shouted vocals and rolling drum fills cut in between the buzzing of the guitars.

The length of this album helps to combat how monotonous it would become in an extended amount of time, seeing as there's fifteen tracks in less than 25 minutes. If you ignore the band's back catalogue, full of releases in almost the same exact vein as this one, what you'll find is an enjoyable punk rock record with small but effective tinges of metal and hardcore.

Hopefully in the next 10 years, they'll be able to garner a bit more of an identity for themselves.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

fuck u, this is the best punk album to ever come from ohio, or anyplace around here, if u were into this type of music u might be able to give it a decent review ya dumbshit, sure it sounds the same the whole way threw...its punk rock, it's about havin fun and dickin around, not being some band that has "awesome melodies" and spends weeks and weeks writting one song that has 25 amazing riffs that stick to the book....you don't know wat your talking about, go watch nickleback play, then u'll see wats repetative and boring you fucking ass hole

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Your a fucking moron and don't know your music from a shit in a toilet

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

Their CD was given to me my a mutual acquaintance, and I would have to completely agree with the review. After the second or third song, it gets rather boring. Solid band, but needs more "umph" b/c every city and twon has a "Legbone" type of band.

Anonymous (February 7, 2006)

you give accolades to CRAP all the time and then trash these guys for playing actual PUNK ROCK the way it should be. short,fast,loud and snotty.

i dont get it. give a guy an apple, he wants a banana. give a guy a banana, he shoves it up his ass and takes your apple

Sick_Nick (February 6, 2006)

These guys play at Johnson city and Bristol all the time, cool dudes and they put on a hell of a show.

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

These guys are one of the most intense bands ive seen live. Hands down one of my top 5 bands period. Shitty review though...

some1 (February 6, 2006)

ugh. I just looked at their website. I guess they ARE a "skatepunk" band.

some1 (February 6, 2006)

ugh. Legbone is okay. Why do you always pigeonhole things into one of like three categories? They're not a "skatepunk" band.

Anonymous (February 5, 2006)

one of the dumbest band names ever.

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