LEGIONNAIRE - Dawn Of Genesis
August 19, 2017, 10 months ago
(Gates Of Hell)
Flying under the radar, the Cruz Del Sur imprint signed the Finnish traditional metallers for their debut. There's more than a little Iron Maiden in “Clairvoyance”, the punked-up speed metal opener, although no one would mistake the hollow/bellowing vocalist for Bruce Dickinson. It's not the only time the Brits' influence crops up. “Enigma Of Time” locks into a hook laden, head bobbing melody. “Shadow Upon The Metropolis” gallops along a lot easier than pronouncing the title, perhaps the pick of this litter. Not a runt amongst them.
“Millennium” initially threatens to be a slower, ballad, but quickly shifts into top gear, like its seven brothers. Another speedster, “The Guardian” is done in 3:06. While not as swift, “Olympian Aegis” kicks off with the same verve (and danger) as DiAnno era Maiden. Like most things Finnish, best enjoyed with alcohol. Cheers!