Power of Metal.dk Review

Three Lions
Three Lions
Style: Hard Rock / AOR
Release date: 18 April, 2014
Playing time: 58:35

Three Lions consists of Vinny Burns (Dare, Ten, Asia) on guitars, Greg Morgan (Dare, Ten) on drums and the creamy voice from Nigel Bailey on vocals/bass guitar. Very melodic adult hard rock with a brilliant production and played in a significant UK atmosphere and fancy rhythms. The band was formed when Vinny, Greg and Nigel were introduced by Frontiers Records big man Serafino Perugino and the Italian keyboard genius Alessandro Del Vecchio at Firefest in 2012. The album is produced by Alessandro at Ivory Tears Studio in Milan and that's my friends is a quality stamp. The production is in absolute world class.

If you like bands like Asia, Dare, Ten, Thin Lizzy, Magnum or Gary Moore, you have a new album to purchase. They have put a lot of work into the tracks and I have listen to this album approximately 20 times and still finds new favorites that matures more slowly than some other songs. Clinically clean of filler tracks, which promises top-rating of course, BUT I consider that the three lions becomes little too clean and too sterile at times and I feel a lack of attitude and energy occasionally. That's why they don't get a total score above 90.

Thirteen amazing AOR / Hard Rock tracks are delivered and I get a big smile on my face. They spice their rock up really well with oriental seasoning in 'Kathmandu' and in the strong song Asia-like song 'Magdalene' with screaming guitars they show the width of the album. Best of all, I like their variety in both tempo and the different nuances of the tracks.

Ranging from calm and beautiful ballads to the more powerful rock n roll songs. 'Holy Water', 'Hold Me Down', 'Trouble in a Red Dress' and the epic 'Kathmandu' are my favorites on this very promising debut album.

Thumbs up; a recommended investment.

01. Trouble In a Red Dress
Hold Me Down
Twisted Soul
Winter Sun
Just A Man
Holy Water
Two Hearts Beat As One
Made For One Another
11. Don't Let Me Fall
12. Hellfire Highway
13. Sicilian Kiss
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 90/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 22 April, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/threelionsuk