Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Eric Compton
This is the third effort from one of Sweden’s fastest rising hard rock acts. The band chose to record ‘Babylon’s Burning’ with Chris Laney (Zan Clan, Animal) at the famed Polar Studios (Led Zeppelin, Ramones) in Stockholm. Laney’s experience and club rock know-how was probably a valuable asset for these sleaze anthems. The percussion has plenty of room to breathe, loose from the hip with mid-paced hands holding these bluesy riffs together. The group’s lead single, “Liberation”, is tight with the harmonized gang chants and a Guns 'n Roses styled orchestral backing track. Cuts like “Resurrection Love” add a bit of texture to the blues, combining the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers with Hanoi Rocks.
About this Writer:Eric Compton
// Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.