Power Metal Frank
Visigoth in 2015, Eternal Champion in 2016 and now Legionnaire in 2017! True epic heavy metal is making a furious comeback. This is a spectacular record.
Favorite track: The Guardian.
LEGIONNAIRE consists of singer/lead/rythm guitarist, Aku Tiensuu, Lead/rythm guitarist Petri Ranta, Bassist Frans Kivelä and drummer Akseli Häärä.Aku, Petri and Frans are the three original members of the group. Akseli was asked to join Legionnaire in late 2014 to replace the original drummer, Heikki Härkönen.
Before the first official release, the full length album “Dawn of Genesis”, Legionnaire have released two demo tapes, ''Legionnaire'' in 2014 and ''The Enigma of Time'' a year after the first one, both on cassette format.
LEGIONNAIRE’s music is based on powerful twin guitar harmonies, and medieval style epic melodies, while the lyrics often have influences from ancient or medieval mythology but also by other fictional themes such as Sci-Fi.
LEGIONNAIRE created an original, personal sound, though you can definitely hear tons of influences in their music: old Scandinavian metal, classic NWOBHM-style galloping riffs, an overall epic feel that brings back to mind US metal bands such as Liege Lord, Brocas Helm and obscure US epic metal release from the mid 80s.
In a few words: traditional Heavy Metal!
“Dawn of Genesis” was mastered by Wicked Ischianus of Mausoleum Gate.
Recommended for fans of NWOBHM, Liege Lord, Brocas Helm, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, early German power/speed metal.