Dot Legacy
(To The Others)
2016
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Alternative rock, Metal, Stoner rock
Sounds Like:
These Arms Are Snakes, At The Drive In, 311
In 2014 when Dot Legacy released their debut Self-Titled album and it immediately struck a chord with us. We described their work as having a fresh, dynamic and invigorating sound. Now two years later the band has dropped their second album entitled To The Others upon us. The sophomore release reiterates the fact Dot Legacy truly has its own distinct vibe. While we have listed three bands above that may have elements of Dot Legacy's output, the reality is no one sounds like Dot Legacy. They are truly unique and with this release have really solidified their musicanship. Their approach blends distorted vocals, anthemic choruses, unique tempos, and innovative melodies. Yes... a shitload to digest and not for the unsophisticated listener.

To The Others is a glorious melting pot of alternative rock, metal and stoner rock. The band knows how to push the boundaries of many rock genres and their complex song structure makes for an album that will grow on you with each listen. Ultimately, Dot Legacy doesn’t seem to give two flying fucks about playing to a predictable genre. Instead they feel the music and have developed one of the most refreshing formulas we have heard in a long time.

Tracklist:
1. Horizon (3:30)
2. Grey Cardinal (5:26)
3. 211(4:51)
4. 5314 (5:05)
5. Dakota (5:20)
6. The Twelve (2:24)
7. Story of Fame (3:51)
8. Pioneer (3:53)

What are the highlights of the album?

Dot Legacy's unique formula makes this a difficult task. Each track contains so much fervor and energy, the whole fucking album is a highlight. But if you’re a newbie to the band, check out the track “5314” to start. This track embraces everything that is Dot Legacy, it features tremendous vocals and progressive guitars. The opening track “Horizon” bleeds an infectious groove right from the get go. The soft rhythmic bass and muffled vocals will captivate you than head towards an outburst of freeform progressive hip-hop. “211” is perhaps our favorite and most energetic of the lot.

How is the vocal performance?

Tremendous. We defy you to find a more diversified vocal performance. Quintard's unique voice is one for the decades as he surrounds himself with impressive backing vocals from the three other band members.

What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
This one deserves a communal drink that encourages sharing and collaboration. Yes... the mighty Scorpion Bowl.

Ingredients:
10 ounces aged rum
2 ounces cognac
2 ounces orgeat
1 ounce passion fruit syrup
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
3 ounces fresh orange juice
Crushed ice

Garnish: Orange wheels, wedges, or peels; lemon wheels, wedges, or peels; amaretto cherries; drink parasols; food-grade orchids along with tiki themed straws.

Band Members:
Damien Quintard- Lead Vocals – Bass
Arnold Merckling- Guitar – Keyboard – Back Vocals
John Defontaine- Guitar – Back Vocals
Arthur Ménard- Drums – Back Vocals

What are our final thoughts for To The Others?
We are excited that To The Others has confirmed our thoughts from their first release. The thought that these French trailblazers have developed a new and innovative sound. This album just solidifies this fresh sound and is a must for your collection. Dot Legacy bleeds innovation and will truly expand your music horizons with each listen. Keep this one in heavy rotation and stay with it. Then pick-up their debut Self-Titled album and check-out our previous review. - 12/6/2016

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