Legacy is a band that should come out to superstardom. Armed with a great cd full of incredible tunes that has finally surfaced in America, they have exactly what it takes to be huge! The cd was originally released in Japan a few years ago and it took an indy like Chavis to give everyone a chance to own it. The members are impressive also, featuring Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden fame, Jonas Hansson Of the group Silver Mountain, Chris Rosenberry of Lost Breed and other projects and world class drummer Stephan Emig. The music itself is a riveting display of intense power mixed with ear catching melody, a true rarity these days. Opening with several powerful cuts like the heavy, full throttle Trouble Shooter and Underdog, this cd grabs you by the throat and does not let go. Slowing down for a moment is Autumn Rising and Can't Remember Love, two very cool songs that really show the singers awesome range and control of his vox . There are also 3 great instrumentals featured on this disc, 2.4.1, Astral Sundown and the beautiful closer, Thank You, which all really highlight just how great these musicians really are. If you are in the mood for something that is really different from the norm, you want this cd. I really feel that this is an incredible disc!
"Legacy" self-produced an 11-song CD at Master Groove Studios. The album was completed with the help of studio owner Dave Morse, who has worked with Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Van Halen and Warrant.
Other Musicians appearing on "Legacy," is drummer Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones) and Guitarist Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, CoCo Lee and members of Dio, Dweezil Zappa and Billy Idol).
Bassist: Marten Andersson
First off, there is good-hearted humor ahead, so if you are too brittle to 'get it', that's your problem, not mine. This kind of guy I hate! Killer bassist, he's played in a great band like Lizzie Borden, opened for or headlined with the likes of Deep Purple, Dio, Motorhead, Wasp, King's X, Alice Cooper, Yngwie Malmsteen & Firehouse and sounds like he could or has played in any and all of them. A model and an actor and the author of a music directory. The list of acheivements just goes on, until all I can do is cry or just laugh at the absurity of how ordinary your own life is. The rest of the band are a bunch of over-achievers, too. The album is just what you would expect from a group of heavy metal monsters. Hot songs, great solos, a lot of strutting, the usual stuff, well played. For the genre they dance in, they are as good as it can get. Grrrr.
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4. Autumn Rising
5. Mission of Mercy
6. Leave it Alone
8. Can't Remember Love
9. My Last Sunrise
10. Astral Sundown
11. Thank You