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LEGACY, the Hollywood, California project featuring bassist Marten Andersson (STEELHEART, LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB, STARWOOD), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN/JONAS HANSSON BAND), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig. Previously available in Japan, the 12-song CD was recorded at Master Groove Studios with the help of studio owner Dave Morse (Aerosmith, Guns ‘N Roses, Van Halen, Warrant) and features a musical style described as “addictive, in-your-face hard rock.” Guest musicians appearing on “Legacy” are drummer Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory, Ricky Lee Jones), Vocalist Chris Logan (MSG, Jake E Lee) and guitarist Joy Basu (Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Coco Lee). CD artwork included in the download.
Autumn Rising (5:28):
Mission of Mercy (4:21):
Leave It Alone (5:03):
Can’t Remember Love (4:39):
My Last Sunrise (5:04):
Astral Sundown (6:19):
Thank You (1:30):
So Long (Bonus Track) (3:23):
VarChar (Bonus Track) (1:26):
Listening to the Legacy WAV files — excellent, excellent quality!
Every single time I listen to this CD, I find something new I like and have to listen to over again. Best of all, this recoding still holds up today as an *incredible* metal recoding.
“Possibly one of the best Metal records I will hear this year”
Eduardo de Souza Bonadia/Editor/Director – Strike Virtual Metal Magazine –
I really loved the music from the band and the high standards from the musicians involved.
“My adoration now lies true with Legacy, a powerful and explosive talent who will wear well with the changing times of musical expectations with a diverse range of well written material.”
Paul MacInnis / CBC Radio Ottawa –
I am very impressed by the skill level of the players. I think this was best displayed when I got to track 10 (Astral Sundown). I also really enjoyed track 4 – Autumn Rising, and track 8 – Can’t Remember Love. The quality of the recording was very strong, and as mentioned, the playing is well above par.”
RENEGADE2K.COM – Brazil –
This album features interesting hard/heavy songs with good technical sections and shredding neoclassical soloing. Very good debut album.
Sweet Suffering Magazine – Germany –
All the musicians specially the bass player Marten Andersson outdo themselves demonstrating both instrumental mastery and excellent melodic taste.
Oblivion Magazine –
They (Legacy) sound very experienced and professional. The music is powerful and very melodic US-Metal. The best heavy tracks are “Tool” or “Underdog”. The instrumental song “2.4.1” is a total blast and has lots of harmony.
Euphony Music News & Spin City Magazine –
A very interesting CD to say the least.
“Great stuff! Very, very cool, Excellent! Excellent! Great stuff!!”
Rik (Music Director – WCRC 104 FM – NH) –
Legacy is a new unsigned band we have been playing here on our station WCRC 104 FM. These guys rock from the opening track Trouble Shooter to the closer of “Thank You” this CD rocks. Its like Malmsteen meets Krokus meets nothing you ever heard before I high octane metal fest “Troubleshooter” the rocking balls to wall track gets lots of feedback but the most request come in for track #4 “Autumn Rising” a very Dio sounding ballad in the beginning then opens up into a rockin’ climax. I give this on a scale of one to ten (ten being the best) a easy 9 and the only reason i give it a nine is i never give a ten only twice in my radio career listen to Legacy on “The Witching Hour” every Saturday night on WCRC 104 FM in New Hampshire.
Legacy is a mini-supergroup composed of band members who have worked with such notable acts as SteelHeart, Lynch Mob, Lizzy Borden, Silver Mountain, Alcatraz and others. And yes, you guessed it, this is very reminiscent of straight-ahead melodic brimstone ripped from the highlights of upper level Armored Saint, Chroming Rose and a pinch of Queensryche. Simmering, gnarly guitar riffs and pensive, yet forceful harmonies garner the same kind of second glance the better metal acts used to. The overall vibe and execution is a solid to excellent tribute to what makes modern metal (not “nu metal!”) a long standing, legitimate force. This is the style of music that will sound good ten years from now. Very nice.
The songs are carefully crafted (a good blend of melody, musicianship, songwriting and go for the throat attitude) and well executed. The album starts off with a 1-2-3 punch of great rockers. Album mixes original ideas with odes to Metallica, Yngwie, etc.
The Posten –
The first and the second tracks are given openers, they go hand in hand, perfect!!! 3rd song “Tool” is terrific, following the ballad “Autumn Rising” (Lay me Down). The CD continues on with some heavy guitars in “Mission of Mercy” preceding the well-played “Leave It Alone”. “Can’t remember Love” and “My Last Sunrise” are rounding off this CD perfect, however, the ultimate ending song on this CD would be in my opinion the instrumental song “2.4.1.” That song leaves you with a happy positive feeling, it’s the song that will put you in a great mood long after you are done listening to this CD!!
Strutter Magazine –
This LA based band is definitely one to check out as soon as possible, because this is music from a very high quality. This LEGACY is a big recommendation worth.
Loud Metal/Nick Baldrian –
The album features eleven tracks some of which remind me of Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy, Crimson Glory, Dokken, Nazareth, etc., so what we get is band that plays surprisingly good 80’s style rock and metal. Check out ‘Tool’ which is a brilliant song that just bounces along with stomping, bulging riffs and a great chorus in the vein of Dokken. All this makes for a very powerful release, with songs such as the excellent Dokken inspired ‘Mission Of Mercy’ giving the band an edge that should see this album selling well to fans of this genre. All make for what will hopefully become one of the most talked about bands.
Featuring members from bands such as Lizzy Borden, Silver Mountain, Alcatraz, Jonas Hansson Band and Joy Basu, we are of to something very promising and Legacy does deliver power metal genre as such bands as Annihilator and Savatage, but these great bands does sometimes lack in the melodies. Legacy is here to fill that out with a record with more teeth in it. Take a track as Mission Of Mercy with it’s groove fill power drive and all over great performance from each member, it’s for sure to be the albums best track and a track to kick you so far up from the sofa, that you won’t get the chance to say amen. My thoughts are led onto another great band that were around some time ago, when I’m listen to the whole cd – it’s Saints & Sinners. There are a lot of similarities to them in how the drive is been put into the cd. Just one thing, don’t expect to get a band just like Saints & Sinners, because Legacy is a band for themselves with their own subscription in how to make music.
Metal Exiles –
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!
Wildside Imports –
Kickers Magazine poll voted Legacy one of the best bands.
OUI Magazine –
On the rise to fame and fortune, this 4-piece quartet, from Hollywood California, holds a lot of talent. Releasing their self-titled debut album, LEGACY, the band is on the rise. From start to finish this CD holds some of the best hard rock that I have heard in years. The razor-sharp riffs and thumping bass lines is guaranteed to satisfy any metal-head. The continual airplay, on major radio stations, has insured the band an ever-growing fan base. The band is made up of Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden) on bass, Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain, Alcatraz) on guitar, Stephen Emig on drums and Chris Roseberry vocals.
Rock And A Hardplace- –
There are so many great licks here that it will leave a blister on your stereo speakers! The songs are heavy, bluesy & aggressive in places and melodic in others.
Michael Popke/Sea of Tranquility –
All of these guys are seasoned players who know their way around impressive hooks, kick-ass riffs and – plain and simple – songwriting.
Metal Express –
Ever since I killed the old man and put my demons in the ground …”
Just by their lyrics alone, Legacy isn’t your average hard rock band. You won’t get any songs about porking underage girls, boozing with their best friends, or the completely insane practice over-30 rockers indulge in by writing about their tough high school days.” Legacy has a palpable dark underbelly, and from start to finish, you know that they believe in every note they play and every word they sing. Legacy is just a damn good band.
Ali “The Metallian” –
Despite being based in California, this Legacy is not a prequel to Testament. Rather this is a US Metal (think Apocrypha, think Riot, etc.)-meets-Rainbow act with particular emphasis on shredding guitars. It is unmistakable that the leads are Blackmore-inspired. There are lead tradeoffs and a slew of lengthy solos as well. The bass is loud and present, while the vocals both melodic and harmonic within a high pitch. The singer gives the band a sound reminiscent of Slaughter. There is a whiff of keyboards on certain songs and the drum sound is slightly light, but the band still brings quite a few ideas to the table. Certainly not all of the band’s ideas work though which renders the picture patchy, but Legacy emphasizes traditional hard rock and has many great parts. A good example is the great effect achieved on Autumn Rising. Then again Legacy can break into more jazzy and progressive instances as in Astral Sundown or a more soulful effort on Thank you. This album was originally recorded and released independently four years ago by the band. It would be interesting to hear Legacy’s progression henceforth.
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 Lizzy 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 achievements just goes on, until all I can do is cry or just laugh at the absurdity 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.
Well executed, carefully crafted, this album combines a good blend of melody and go for the throat attitude. Songs like Tool” and Autumn Rising” stand tall in the mix. Add to that, Thank You”, the Jason Becker/Marty Friedman inspired ballad, will make Legacy one of the most talked about bands of the Millennium.
Rocknet Webzine –
I’m familiar with Marten Andersson playing bass for Lizzy Borden and this was my first taste of him outside of Lizzy Borden. He has a band called Legacy and they are definitely a talented bunch. Marten seems to be the main lyricist in the band and the songs are well written. I love the guitar riffs and there’s definitely some top-notch technical playing. The vocalist has a nice range. “Mission Of Mercy” and “My Last Sunrise” are my favorite tracks on this CD. The album overall is very heavy and very melodic with a couple of really nice ballads on it. There are some very cool instrumentals on the album with “2.4.1” being my favorite out of that bunch. Definitely a very cool album.
Melodic rock with a touch of metal thrown in. There aren’t many new bands playing this style and I grew up a fan of rock n roll as well as underground metal so I am totally into what these guys are all about. 11 bone crunching rock tunes. Think bands like Coney Hatch, Night Ranger, etc. Great vocals are just plain kick ass tunes make this a rock lovers delight.
Legacy’s self-titled album is filled with guitarist’s Hansson heavy lead guitar and cool riffs, especially on the outro to Leave it Alone.” Roseberry’s deep voice is a perfect contrast to the soaring solos. Think Skid Row at around the time of Slave to the Grind and that’s where Legacy lies. If you liked that sound then you’ll love this band.
Sin’s pure Metal News –
The band puts forth a vivid musical performance that is highlighted by their skillful songwriting abilities and impressive delivery. There are few bands today that capture the energy of the hard rock sound and execute it in such a proficient manner.
Sweden Rock –
Melodic rock with a touch of metal thrown in. There aren’t many new bands playing this style and I grew up a fan of rock n roll as well as underground metal so I am totally into what these guys are all about. 11 bone crunching rock tunes. Think bands like Coney Hatch, Night Ranger, etc. Great vocals are just plain kick ass tunes make this a rock lovers delight. Tracks list: Troubleshooter, Underdog, Tool, Autumn Rising, Mission Of Mercy, Leave It Alone, 2.4.1, Can’t Remember Love, My Last Sunrise, Astral Sundown, Thank You.
You have such culture here it is like Clapton meets Yngwie mixed in with Yes and Jazz bassist Stanley Clark. I am not an instrumental fan but this is one of the best I heard. Song nine My last sunrise is a killer tune. I can see more coming from this band in the future.