Review: British Lion – ‘The Burning’ Joe Langham January 23, 2020 Albums 139 Review: British Lion - 'The Burning'The roaring 20’s may only be in its infancy, yet British Lion have shot out of the blocks like a champion greyhound with their boisterously wild and exciting new album.Originality9Lyrics9Replay Value9Instrumentation9Impact92020-01-239Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0.0Where do you go after reaching the heady zenith of rock fame/success with Iron Maiden? For Steve Harris, this transition from beast to lion is as natural as breathing. British Lion are more than just a glorified side-project for Steve Harris. They symbolise a musical re-birth for a living legend to blaze his own trail. They say rock n’ roll will never die, and with “The Burning” bolting free from the shadow of Maiden’s pantheon, it’s hard to see anything other than a triumphant return with a US tour (Jan/Feb), Monsters of Rock Cruise (8-13th Feb), and rock’s spiritual home of Donington Park (Download – 12-14th June) on the horizon. “Last Chance” offers a soulful glimpse into British Lion’s new direction, whilst “Land Of The Perfect People” holds a mirror back to a society desperately craving unattainable body image ‘perfection’ and struggles of ‘fitting in’. “Native Son” feels like an ode to the 1970’s rock that Harris & co helped to pioneer. Powerful lyrics intertwine with virtuous storytelling to take listeners on a musical journey. The roaring 20’s may only be in its infancy, yet British Lion have shot out of the blocks like a champion greyhound with their boisterously wild and exciting new album. They’ll be hoping for continued growth and prosperity in the coming year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.