Tuesday, May 18, 2010

From The Fjords

Legend (not to be confused with the NWOBHM band of the same name) hailed from the USA, (New Haven, Connecticut to be exact,) and straddled the line between '70s hard rock and the Heavy Metal scene that was developing at the time. In 1979, Legend released their one and only album From The Fjords through Empire Records. This fascination with vikings and Norse landscapes predates Enslaved by thirteen years. Musically Legend had quite a bit in common with another unknown proto-metal band some thousand miles away, Manilla Road. From The Fjords is pure rocking bliss from prow to keel, the laid back vocal delivery of Kevin Nugent, the great songs, and you can't talk about this album without a mention of drummer Raymond Frigon's electrifying performance. Sadly, Kevin died in his sleep in 1983, before he could see this fantastic album become a sought after cult album. From The Fjords has been bootlegged, repressed, and dubbed over and over again. Slough Feg, America's greatest active Heavy Metal band paid tribute to the genius of Legend with a cover of "The Wizard's Vengeance"on their 1999 album "Twilight of the Idols." It is through such noble efforts that the Legend remains alive.

15 comments:

Grk! said...

Dazzling album! Excellent to see it on here.

sephim said...

I was going to download this, but you mentioned it was put out by Empire Records.

Fuck I hate that fucking movie, it should have been called "Clerks If It Didn't Have Jokes".

THRIPS said...

Fjords? isn't that some illuminatus trillogy referance?

Fursy said...

cock sucking, dick licking, shit finger, ass candle, but fucking MOOOOOOTHERFUCKERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

Ragin' Ron said...

great album.

Robert said...

I'm really liking the prog journey of the title track. Thanks for putting this up.

Anthony said...

epic!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is great. The bass playing slays! Great post!

john/milwaukee

The Typing Monkey said...

Love it. The rhythm section is particularly good. Thank you once more, Cosmic Hearse.

Phil Vas said...

This must have kicked ass live.

Leech Farm said...

Every week there's a canal ... Or an inlet ... Or a fjord.

(The Fjord is rarely this epic, however)

Harry said...

Sweet - this will suffice until I drum up $800 for the vinyl

Jason said...

They just don't make em like this anymore...Thanks, dude.

Nick said...

an excellent album, I love his voice man

reginaldplinux said...

Record kicks some serious ass, I'm going to have to spread the good stuff with a few of my more appreciative mates.