Well this is my first close encounter with LIONíS SHARE but certainly not my last because this album rocks, boys and girls.
After a six-year break they are back in a revamped outfit containing singer Patrik Johansson
(Astral Doors, Wuthering Heights), bassist Sampo Axelsson (Glen Hughes), guitarist Lars
Chriss and drummer Richard Evensand (ex-Chimaira, Soilwork, Therion).
As mentioned above this is my very first close encounter with LIONíS SHARE so I canít compare it to earlier releases but the promo-CD Iím holding in my hands contains 11 splendid Heavy Rock/ Heavy Metal tracks in the same vein as Astral Doors, DIO, Black Sabbath, Saxon and even 80ís KISS.
Well, only the Angel Witch cover ďSorcerersĒ is a little disappointing in my book, but the rest of the 10 songs are great. Just give it the time it needs to blossom.
LIONíS SHARE sound like they are having a hell of a lot of fun and thatís a vibe that translates perfectly to the listener. We get almost everything here; from mid-tempo stompers to up-tempo bangers and to be honest I havenít expected such a pleasant surprise...!
Patrik sings with conviction and the guitar riffs will have your head thrashing back and forth very
vigorously. Musicians like Glen Drover (Megadeth) and Bruce Kulick (KISS) lend their expertise on a few tracks and the production is powerful and great... at least on my stereo.
So... hurry up and get this album now if youíre into pure Heavy Rock and Heavy Metal.