Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
When it was released at the start of last year, ‘The Burning’ showed the world exactly what British Lion could bring, this sophomore album cementing a hard-won reputation as a band to be seen and heard following their frequent touring schedule.
One of the centrepieces of the release, ‘Bible Black’ was already going down a storm live and now that it’s finally been released as a single it gives the chance for an even wider audience to appreciate its muscular charms.
With the classic rock chops that bands like UFO used to bring at their height, it’s a fiery rush of adrenaline as the twin guitars of David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie ring out the central riff that hooks itself into your brain.
Whilst Simon Dawson’s whiplash drums and the throbbing bass of Steve Harris lock together in a thrilling display of just how it’s the rhythm section that truly always drives the songs, singer Richard Taylor gives one of his finest vocal performances, full of nuance and an understated passion that perfectly conveys the heartfelt lyrics.
Accompanied by an atmospheric video, ‘Bible Black’ hits the ground running, its power in both the driving melody and its very human core. British Lion, the storm that won’t be stilled nor tamed.
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