Legend - Still Screaming - reviewed by: Nailer
|Track Listing 1. I'm Not Angry|
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
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.