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Legend - Still Screaming - reviewed by: Nailer

Track Listing
1. I'm Not Angry
2. GHB
3. Eden Massacre (mp3)
4. Still Screaming
5. Take a Man
6. Born in Chaos
7. Generations Underground
8. Maybe This Time
9. Living in Your Nightmare
10. Pompeii
11. Hiroshima 2003
This title on this one, chosen from one of the songs, is a bit of a misnomer I think because there isn't any screaming on the cd. Well, there is, but instead of being outward rage, it's internalized where it feeds on thoughts of injustice and loss.

Legend has a slightly doomy sound with slower mid-tempo songs similar to older Sabbath or even Type O Negative. Maybe even KISS--on a bottle of downers.

The music isn't overly depressing to the point where you want to cut your wrists after listening to it. It's more like something you'd go for on a gray, rainy day when you don't quite want to pull yourself out of the drearyness and you'd rather dwell in it. In feel, it reminds me a lot of the movie "Seven".

All of the music is pretty consistent in tone other than "Still Screaming" and "Take A Man" which combine a slight rock sound with a depressing delivery of lyrics. To me, those one didn't quite fit in with the rest of the songs, but they do reflect the band's long NWOBM past. Lyrically, it ranges from personal sufferings--"I'm Not Angry" and "GHB" to widespread disasters--"Eden Massacre", "Pompeii", and "Hiroshima 2003" to laments of the Earth.

Legend is a good, doomy change of pace and they do so without wallowing in self pity.


--Nailer 05.21.03
About this Writer:
Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: LEGEND
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Still ScreamingLegend
2003
Frank Hill5/21/2003


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: LEGEND
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Charging the FieldLegend
2017
Greg Watson11/17/2017


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: LEGEND
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Pete HaworthLegendFrank Hill6/10/2003


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