Review: Bonfire “Legends” [AFM Records]

Review: Bonfire “Legends” [AFM Records]

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Bonfire is the band with enviable performance and productivity. But in 2018 it seems that the band decided to go beyond themselves: on April, 13 the band released their new 16th album Temple Of Lies. And only six month later here comes their next release, double covers album Legends, which caused a lot of questions.

For the main question “why?” the band gives quite reasonable answer: the band’s founder Hans Ziller wanted to make a big show with legendary vocalists, which will perform their songs with Bonfire. But this was really hard to put into practice because of their tight tour schedule, so Bonfire decided to record a covers album which contains as much as 32 songs.

It seems that Legends made like the band wanted to see their show: a couple of covers for one band, another etc. An album contains known to all songs like “Africa” by Toto, “Eye Of A Tiger” by Survivor or Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah”. There are also not so famous songs (or rather forgotten), like “Tears In The Rain” by Robin Beck or “Love Don’t Lie” from the band House Of Lords.

Of course, Bonfire couldn’t ignore Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Doctor Doctor” (covers that only lazy didn’t made) and even “Heavy Metal Breakdown” from Grave Digger‘s debut album. And the icing on the cake is “Child On Time”, performed with all respect and honor.

There are no doubts in album’s quality: musicians made every effort and all their skills to make good, qualitative covers. Some songs played without changing any note, with attention to details; in some songs the band changed arranging, of course. But it can’t be said that there is even one song that the band made bad.

Yet with all its undoubted advantages the album causes nothing but rare twinges of nostalgia and a wish to listen to original songs. So if you have some free money to spend, you can buy this album for playing in your car, for example. If you don’t – well, you not miss anything.

Legends was released on October, 19th via AFM Records.

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