Legion, V, 2013
What better way to celebrate post 700 (!) than with site regular Phil Vincent. And this time it is with his British companions of Legion and their staggering fifth album in 4 years (2012 saw them release 2 discs). Most of them can also be found on the blog, and the same applies to other bands and albums where this multi instrumentalist and hard working singer is involved in.
All songs are written by Phil and partner in crime Vince O´Regan (guitars) and overall this is probably the most straightforward and hard rocking band of all things he is involved in. So a mixture of NWOBHM thrown together with catchy eighties hard rock Dokken style. On which the melodies find a perfect soil to shine.
Such a pity that the eighties are gone, as this would have been huge. Actually, I can´t think of a reason why it shouldn´t be huge today. Except for the fact that marketing budgets are not as big anymore so less people are aware music like this still exists. Anyway, glad stuff like this still is available. Hooks, riffs, solo´s, pounding drums and heavy bass, the thing many still enjoy. Rockers or a rock ballad like Take You Away, it all kicks ass.
If you also consider this type of music a guilty pleasure, you know what to do! And album number six has just been announced…