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Review: Steve Harris - British Lion

Review: Steve Harris - British Lion

After somehow mustering the willpower to remain tight-lipped about this solo project for decades (literally!), Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris seemingly dropped this hard-rock heavy hitter from the heavens. Musically, the group has little in common with the operatic, prog-metal epics of Harris’ main band, and, in fact, British Lion might surprise longtime Ed Heads in that it's more redolent of the sort of ’80s hard-rock bands who dominated the radio waves when Maiden couldn’t, like Dokken and even Whitesnake. But this knack for range is what makes Harris a vital songwriter, and the music on the record is cohesive, not some tossed-off side project. Also, in vocalist Richard Taylor, he’s found a compelling hard-rock singer who spreads his wings on AOR fist bangers like the driving “Us Against the World” and the catchy “A World Without Heaven” in a way that few other singers could attempt. KORY GROW

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