The Crystal Method Unleash 'The Legion of Boom'
Author: Justin Kleinfeld
Thursday, January 15, 2004
"While all the guests give The Crystal Method added depth, the techno team does pretty well on its own…filled with pulsating soundscapes and whirring sound effects that will make you dizzy…don't worry -good dizzy…" 5 Stars, Stuff Magazine's Jan 04 Album of the Month
"Dance/electronic duo The Crystal Method has come up with an explosive single, 'Born Too Slow' on its latest studio release...Such potency would turn even the biggest wallflower into a dancefloor dynamo."
-Billboard Magazine, Jan 04
"Chuffed-up hip hop beats, shard of nu-metal 'rap core' (courtesy of former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland), and big-beat bluster carry this album right into the arena….You can almost hear the mosh pit forming." -Wired, 2004
The Crystal Method launch The Legion of Boom (their first for V2 Records) today. With the first single "Born Too Slow" (featuring former Kyuss vocalist John Garcia, and ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland) leading the charge, The Legion of Boom has garnered a massive amount of early critical acclaim from Stuff Magazine to Billboard. Already the album is the #1 best selling Electronic album on iTunes.com and the album has immediately catapulted into the Top 5 overall best sellers in the iTunes music store.
The Crystal Method have been on the forefront of the electronic music scene for over 10 years, and have incorporated hip hop, rock, soul and many other genres into this record. The Legion of Boom features stunning collaborations with former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, Lisa Kekaula of the Bell Rays, and The Roots rapper Rahzel. For the single, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland enlist the unique vocals of John Garcia, one-time front man for California Desert Rockers Kyuss and an infectious guitar lick courtesy of Wes Borland, "whose aggressive playing fits the Method like a tight T-shirt", proclaims Stuff Magazine.
This album marks yet another creative rebirth for a group that has seen its music seep into people's consciousness via clubs, arenas, major motion pictures, video games and television commercials.