One of the things I enjoy the most is to be among friends chatting about music. And by chatting I mean exchanging experiences or simply presenting new sonorities to others (and vice-versa). That’s why I’m here now typing these words, because a friend sent me some new stuff which I want to share with you reading this… I’m talking about the Portuguese band Legacy of Cynthia (LoC) and his debut album, “Renaissance”.
At first I (and the majority of us) tend to name the genre in which a band can be classified simply to make it easy for others to establish some sort of a pattern, some line of thought. But in this case a simple task like that can be a major pain because LoC combine a variety of influences in their conceptions. Using Metal as a base line for the music creation the band uses a Post Rock/Metal sonority (mainly in the ambient slow parts), some music have a Prog/Heavy solo and there’s also a Gothic Rock ambience, transversal in all the music. Maybe that’s why, in some parts, the vocals resemble Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (at least to me). And talking about voices, what a beautiful duet at track #8, “The Silence” featuring Carina Leitão (ex-Sinmatic).
Another aspect I enjoyed was the sound quality of the music. Don’t forget we’re talking of a self-released CD. Although it’s quite common nowadays, many bands don’t put too much effort in this, which may become a negative experience for the listeners.
There isn’t much more to tell about the album, you must now ear it and judge by yourselves. And I hope you have as much fun as I did.
Here’s the tracklist:
3. Dorian's Portrayed
4. Seven Sins
6. The End Of Days
7. The Tale Of The Scarecrow
8. The Silence
10. Something To Die For
Band’s Bandcamp: http://legacyofcynthia.bandcamp.com/