Band: Blood Stain Child
Album: The Legend
Genre: Melodic Death/Trance Metal
It's been a very long since this band released a full length album, and this sorta counts as one, but it's more of a compilation of old and earlier tracks remastered/re-recorded with a few new singles too!
Being a hardcore fan of them since I first got introduced to their "Mozaiq" album, its truly a unique concept to hear the changes and alterations of their older nostalgic songs in this release.
Ranging songs from "Silence of Northern Hell" all the way to "Epsilon", you can hear the intricate added details of symphonic and electronic undertone melodies and chords. The re-recorded vocals, instrumentas and the new studio quality really adds a new layer to the nostalgic rebirth of this release. I especially love the choir styled symphonic elements they added, along with the new twists to the guitar and synth solos!
Now for the negatives, I'd probably say what most fan critics have stated, some of the added new vocal parts felt out of place, some of the iconic melodies and catchy riffs/synth solos seemed like they were drowned out behind the instrumentation, which deters the original nostalgic chills we had when we first heard the original tracks. I personally enjoy the new twists they added to some of the songs, but I preferred the Trance bridge build up in the original Freedom track, as I felt the new DJ mix didn't have as much impact.
Other than that, I don't have much complaints. I just wish they could release a full length with all new tracks, as being a long term fan, I only hope they strive for progression and improvement as a band...and to finally tour again worldwide so I can see them live finally^^' So if really recommend this to any old and new BSC fans, not only for the nostalgia trip, but to hear their progress over the years and to help them become bigger and relevant again in the Metal community! \M/