There are times when a band needs a fresh start. An example that springs readily to mind is when Creed split up and regrouped as Alter Bridge. In this case, Indominus (taken from the Latin, meaning True King) is born out of the ashes of ForChristSake. The two remaining original members are Mark Payne (bass) and Simon Cochrane (lead guitar & backing growls). They are joined by Alan Duddy (lead vocals), Logan McKee (rhythm guitar) and Nathan Glasgow (drums).
Now don’t get me wrong, I did like their previous incarnation as FCS. But it was lacking a certain something that I couldn’t quite put my finger on at the time. With a change of personnel, it sees the Northern Irish thrash / melodic death metal outfit playing harder, faster and more brutal. The production and sound quality on ‘Legion Within’ (2016) is far superior to their previous efforts and will be released by Roxx Productions. They had ditched the orthodox imagery and seem more at ease with their new identity as they have matured. All of which is in their favour, so all hail the newly empowered Indominus.