It Hates You

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It Hates You
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Studio album by He Is Legend
Released July 13, 2009 (Europe)
July 21, 2009 (United States)
Recorded 2008 @ Warrior Sound Studio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Genre Hard rock, stoner rock, alternative rock, psychedelic rock, sludge
Length 57:34
Label Tragic Hero (US)
LAB Records (EU)
El Shaddai Records (AU)
Producer Mitchell Marlow, Al Jacob, Kit Walters and He Is Legend
He Is Legend chronology
Suck Out the Poison
(2006)
It Hates You
(2009)
Heavy Fruit
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolutepunk.net 90% link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3/5 stars link
Blabbermouth.net 7/10 stars link
Hearwax Media (8.4/10) link
MetalSucks 4/5 stars link
ThePRP 4.5/5 stars link

It Hates You is He Is Legend's third full-length studio album, released July 13, 2009 in Europe and July 21, 2009 in the United States. It is their first album released via Tragic Hero Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dicephalous" – 4:04
  2. "Party Time!!!" – 4:13
  3. "Everyone I Know Has Fangs" – 3:26
  4. "The Primarily Blues" – 3:52
  5. "Cult of She" – 3:27
  6. "Stranger Danger" – 7:32
  7. "Don't Touch That Dial" – 4:14
  8. "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions" – 4:51
  9. "Future's Bright, Man" – 3:45
  10. "China White III" – 5:31
  11. "That's Nasty" – 5:35
  12. "Mean Shadows" – 6:50

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Demos of "Stranger Danger," "Don't Touch That Dial," "Everyone I Know Has Fangs," and "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions" were posted on the band's MySpace on April 24, 2008 as samples of music the band was composing on their sabbatical.
  • On July 7, 2009, He Is Legend announced that the album would be released in the UK via LAB Records.
  • "China White III" is the sequel to "China White" and "China White II," which appear on the band's albums I Am Hollywood and Suck Out the Poison respectively.
  • "The Primarily Blues," "Everyone I Know Has Fangs," "China White III" and "Future's Bright, Man" were made available to listen to prior to the album's release.
  • The album's booklet features dedications to deceased relatives of bassist Matt Williams and producer/former guitarist Mitchell Marlow.

Reception[edit]

It Hates You received generally favorable reviews from critics.

The album peaked at #126 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Heatseekers chart.[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Bache - drums, percussion
  • Schuylar Croom - vocals
  • Adam Tanbouz - guitars
  • Matt Williams - bass guitar
  • Produced by Mitchell Marlow, Al Jacob, Kit Walters and He Is Legend
  • Engineered by Mitchell Marlow and Al Jacob @ Warrior Sound Studio, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Mastered by Jamie King @ The Basement Studios, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Additional vocals by Bibis Ellison
  • Cello by Andrew Anagnost (tracks: 6, 8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He Is Legend Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-25.