ALBUM THE REALITY OF MIRACLES
LABEL METALVILLE RECORDS
OUT July 31st, 2020
OUR RATING 83/100
British Hard Rock band LIONHEART celebrates first full-lenght out on Metalville Records with "The Reality Of Miracles", available on July 31st, 2020.
Founded in 1980, it consists of the four founding members Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Fest), Rocky Newton (ex-McAuley Schenker Group), Clive Edwards (ex-UFO) and Lee Small (ex-Shy / ex-Phenomena).
After many tours as opener for Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Saxon and as well as part of the biggest international festivals,the 13 songs on "The Reality Of Miracles" offer powerful and melodic hard rock at their best level.
After a cinematic intro, the first shot Is THINE IS THE KINGDOM with its classic, melodic, fancy and 80’s hard rock twist; we can appreciate again fine entanglements between vocals and backing vocals.
Great harmonies in following HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, enriched by an inspired solo, while the title track shows a more AOR attitude.
We appreciate FIVE TRIBES, heavy rock with evocative vocals, helped by roaring bass and pressing drums, scratchin guitars and brilliant solo parts.
They go on with fancy melody of BEHIND THE WALL, opened by piano before developing a more epic twist.
After brilliant ALL I WANT IS YOU, it’s time for more rockin’ WIDOWS, which reminds somethin’ from MICHEAL SCHENKER solo works.
Grows second after second KINGDOM OF THE EAST, while OUTLAWS OF THE WESTERN WORLD reminds us vibes from WHITESNAKE in the second slice of 80’s, before OVERDRIVE, awesome song, son of best British Hard Rock old-school.
Heavier THE FIRST MAN and and more pomp/melodic STILL IT RAINS.. end in the best way this brilliant platter.
BRITISH HIGH CLASS HARD ROCK SCHOOL..LIONHEART ARE BACK.