German heavy metal icons lead you into a post-apocalyptic wasteland!
Legends is the ninth MAJESTY studio album and leads all defenders of steel into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future.
Opening with the atmospheric spoken word intro, The Will To Believe, and then launching into Rizing Home, Majesty deliver a rousing power metal epic, with all the hallmarks – soaring vocals, galloping guitars and attention grabbing drumming.
Burn the Bridges is musically on point, but lyrically, the chorus is particularly lazy in its over use of the word “burn”. We Are Legends, on the other hand, is anything but lazy – bombastic choruses, layered vocals, and some great harmonies.
Wasteland Outlaw is full of pop sensibilities, and another immense chorus, while Church of Glory is a galloping anthem, complete with gang vocals – making for a highlight of Legends.
Words of Silence is a completely different beast, offering up the softer side of the Majesty sound. Soft and tender vocals from Tarek Maghary, and some great piano accents eventually build towards some brilliant guitar solos.
Last Brigade opens with machine gun precision and power – definitely the heaviest song thus far. By this point, I’m legitimately regretting the fact that I’ve never spent more time listening to Majesty, something that I’ll surely correct in the near future.
Blood Of The Titans is epic, not in length, but in shear stature. It’s a bold number, infectious and groovy – another sure fire favourite for mine. Rounding out the record is Stand As One, Majesty’s call to arms – the riff is exceptional, and the gang vocals are great.
While I’m not hugely familiar with Majesty, having only heard a handful of songs previously, I can safely say that Legends holds up to the bands previous output – if not outright bettering it.
Review by Shayne McGowan