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3.01 | 17 ratings

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3 stars Legend is a typical British neo prog band of the early nineties with a strong accent on medieval lyrics. Debbie Chapman's vocals have an interesting contribution on this aspect because her sort of voice is very well suited to create a medieval atmosphere to the music.

The songs are not really complex and progressive at least not on this debut album. The opening title track is a good example of this and most striking here is Debbie's voice sounding clear and very nice. Still this song is one of the longer on the album clocking nearly seven minutes. It's accessible with a few instrumental passages amongst which some fast guitar. Nice song worthy of 3,5 stars to me.

But it has to be said it's one of the better compositions and one of the most striking songs of the album. Next two short songs Hold the Flame and Nightshade sound a bit flat and uninspiring compared to the title track and diminish the quality impression of this debut. Both score at least a full star less to me (2,5*). The next Windsong is quite a bit better again, the longest song on the album and a track with much more substance and more captivating moments again with a shining Debbie here (3,25*). Next two (Pipes of Pan and the Chase) are shorter once again but sound better than the other pair of short songs (both 3*). The albums ends with two longer songs (Lament and Evidence of Autumn), two nice songs without getting anywhere near excellent like all the others (3,25*).

This all can lead to one final rating which is three stars to me. Nice debut but nothing to get blown away by. Unless you're a big fan of a combination of neo prog and prog folk like for instance Red Jasper.

progrules | 3/5 |


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