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our debut record “Renaissance” is just out and it represents a clear evolution compared to the Voyage EP (2011). How would you describe Legacy of Cynthia’s sound in the present day? Our current sound is a merger that encompasses multiple quadrants, whether at musical level or about the concept of the songs that we’re composing. Sometimes we start from an idea instead of a guitar riff to create a song. In addition, the feedback we’ve had on “Renaissance” indicates us that our sound presents itself as a refreshing and different alternative from what is actually done in the metal music scene, not only in Portugal but also outside our borders. Our evolution is also due to the fact that the current lineup is now more cohesive and, perhaps, more technique than any other we’ve had and that turns out to be reflected in our writing process. The band changed its formation, with Peter now assuming all the vocal duties. What made Legacy of Cynthia change the two male vocalists format, which prevailed since your root band Prison Flag? Changes are natural things. Life is full of surprises and presents us challenges every single day, so, instead of overthinking about it, we choose to reinvent ourselves. We are proud of our past but

eager with what the future holds. The record has some special guests. Who are they? Carina Leitão owns one of the best female voices we know and we’ve already met her a few years ago. At the time we recorded “Renaissance” she was rehearsing and had previously recorded and worked with Caesar at Fingerprint Music Studio, with her former band, Sinmattic, so easily it became clear to us that Carina could add something more to the song “The Silence”; we made her the invitation and she agreed immediately. We are delighted to have her voice in our record because it resulted in full. She is now recording vocals for Disney Movies soundtracks, which says enough about her talent. Pedro Rodrigues played in that same band with Carina and, when we had the idea to add some keyboard and piano lines to “Bystander”, his name popped up in our heads instantly. He accepted our invitation without any reservations, and, because he is a super talented musician, he recorded everything at the first take. What are the lyrical themes focused on “Renaissance”? Can you explain the album title and the artwork? We show you where to look but not what to see. Morality, mortality and spirituality are a few of the seeds planted

on the “Renaissance” soil The artwork is based on the record title. The face that appears in “Renaissance” cover is a variation of the entity known as Green Man. You can find the Green Man in many cultures from many ages around the world, and it’s often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring. For us the Green Man is a model that can be like a symbol to the band’s stage at the present moment. Besides the lyrical themes, “Renaissance” for us represents the renewal that Legacy Of Cynthia has been trough, covering all the processes we’ve done to reach this stage - culminating with the album release. Your sound is a melting pot of diverse Metal styles, which is a real indication of eclectic musical tastes. What is playing on your mp3 these days? We are musicians with different musical tastes and that shines through our work. We all hear different things, although we like many bands in common. To give you an idea, one of us can be listening to Cult Of Luna and other maybe is listening to Soundgarden, another one maybe listens to the latest Behemoth record, and other’s digging old My Dying Bride classics, to give you just a few examples. One thing we have in common is that we

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Against Magazine #8 (April 2014)  

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Against Magazine #8 (April 2014)  

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