Legend, an Electronic music duo from Iceland, originally released their debut album Fearless independently. Soon after the release the album was re-released on Toronto-based record label Artoffact. On Fearless, Legend melds many different styles of electronic music into a cohesive whole. The album spans from dark moody Industrial instrumentals to dark vocal-heavy songs with traditional Pop structures.
The album starts off with an excellent instrumental track called “Amazon War.” The atmosphere of the song is otherworldly. This is a true stand-out track and gets the album off to a good start. The song sounds as if it was created on another world at another time. There is something ancient yet modern about the complex dark soundscape. Ancient distorted chanting and powerful tribal rhythms among an Electronic musical background give this song real originality and character. This is a great intro.
As the album plays, the mood progresses from melodic Synth-pop on tracks such as “Violence” and “Fearless” and then back to an aggressive Electronic style with the track “Virgin.”
“Virgin” is a standout track, incorporating very heavy and skillfully programmed drums and synths and very powerful vocals. Another standout track is “Sister,” with its minimalist intro and progressively building energy, and unique vocal delivery.
Legend have produced a strong debut album which will appeal to many fans of Electronic music.
Album Review: Legend – Fearless