Mentally Ill, Legally Sane – Blacklist 9

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  • Artist:   Blacklist 9
    Release Date:   March 22, 2019
    Format:   Discontinued Releases
    Total Length (MM:SS):   28:50
    Explicit:   Yes
    Catalog No:   ECLP 9240
    Label:   Eclipse Records
    UPC:   638647924023

    ©2019 Eclipse Records
  • Producer(s):   Jeff Collier

    Additional Info:  

    Produced by Jeff Collier, Mastered by Frank Gryner


  1. Azzip
  2. Stand in Line
  3. Kali Smile
  4. Down
  5. Madness
  6. Liars
  7. Mental Hostage
  8. Legally Sane

Mentally Ill, Legally Sane – album overview

Mentally Ill, Legally Sane is the debut full-length album from Southern California groove-metal band Blacklist 9.  The album contains eight tracks which display the band’s raw power and energy. The first single pummels fans with the pulsating “Madness” talking about corrupt career politicians. Other stand-out tracks are “Stand in Line” which tells the story of a rebel who falls for the lies of the establishment, and the title track “Legally Sane” which was written shortly after the jury delivered a verdict on the trial of James Holmes. The album was released on March 22, 2019.

Mentally Ill, Legally Sane – press quotes & highlights

  • (4/5): “Punishingly heavy, but with the kind of insistent choruses and rhythmic stomp that will linger long in your memory, this is surely the sound that Metallica were (or should have been) aiming for on their ultimately over-produced Black Album” – Music-News.com
  • (8/10): “This immediately gets the feet tapping and the neck muscles moving” – GBHBL
  • (73/100): “Started as a collaboration between father and son this four-piece band is impressive!” – Lords of Metal
  • (7/10): “heavy as a mammoth stomping your bones flat” – Metal Temple
  • “Blacklist 9’s lyrics are top notch, and so is their record… highly recommended!” – Metalheads Forever
  • “A thrashing good time with catchy over the top metal riffs… good, good shit!” – The Doorway To
  • (68/100): “Mentally Ill, Legally Sane is intense and exciting” – True Metal
  • (6.5/10): “a pretty catchy retrospective on the early metal sound of the 90s” – Metal DE
  • (6.5/10): “Mentally Ill Legally Sane is an entertaining album” – Hellfire Magazine
  • (3/5): “a great body of work to get your groove on to, scream your balls off and get a pit going” – The Independent Voice