Friday, April 11, 2014

Three Lions - Three Lions

Three Lions - Three Lions (2014) Frontiers Records
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Tracks : 1.Trouble in a red dress 2.Hold me down 3.Twisted soul 4.Winter sun 5.Just a man 6.Holy water 7.Two hearts beat as one 8.Kathmandu 9.Made for one another 10.Magdalene 11.Don´t let me fall 12.Hellfire highway 13.Sicilian kiss
3,5 out of 5

Three Lions is a new band from U.K, formed in 2012 by Vinny Burns - Guitars/Keyboards (Ten, Dare), Greg Morgan - Drums (Ten, Dare) and Nigel Bailey - Vocals/Bass.
I think they sound a bit like a mix between FM´s "Tough it out" album, Uriah Heep´s 80´s era and Ten. Definitely for fans of British AOR and 80´s hard rock, oh I really like Nigel Bailey´s voice that is reminiscent of Dave Lloyd (Rage, 2 A.M). If you dig the first single "Trouble in a red dress" on youtube, you´re gonna love the rest of the album because this song is a perfect ambassador for the entire album.
The instrumental "Sicialian kiss" could´ve been an unreleased Gary Moore song from his hard rock era, thumbs up for Vinny Burns guitarwork on this one.
Another highlight is "Kathmandu" with it´s eastern and oriental vibes, did anyone say Zeno?!
AOR fans do get their share too with songs like "Hold me down", "Magdalene" and "Two hearts beat as one". Great songs.
Cool artwork by the way, that reminds a bit of Trillion´s epic first album from 1978.
A strong debut without doubt.

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