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LIONS / Press

"It is also this magical mystery ingredient that makes Lions and in particular this EP just so god damn vibrant and sonically colourful. 'Let No One Fall' proudly defies labelling or pigeonholing into any neatly compartmentalised scene, keeping you guessing and glued to the edge of your seats throughout its entire twenty something minutes running time."

“These Texans are out to prove that grunge can be given a fresh twist, bringing in daubs of Velvet Revolver and QOTSA, the emphasis on big anthems with intimate melodies. Lions are a real breath of immediate vitality.”

Malcolm Dome - Metal Hammer

“Hard work, plus raw talent, plus a growing cyberspace buzz have led to Lions' debut EP, Let No One Fall. Which just might be the last great rock release of the decade.”

Classic Rock Magazine (UK)

“The result is explosive, raving and in psychedelic color.”

Kansas City Pitch

“Packing heavy riffs and driving drum lines, Austin's Lions have tapped into the raw sound and energy that makes metal heroes out of dudes in dank, dirty rock bars.”

Lawrence Weekly

“Loud and violent only alludes to the eardrum shattering and mind-blowing experience that is Lions.”

Real Detroit Weekly

“Lions draw blood on the outside arena with chant-along chorus’ and scorching guitars. Their 2007 release No Generation allowed the band to voice their political views as well as display their rock n’ roll chops, and their live shows aptly roar with energy and fervor.”

Austinist

“The band doesn’t seem to give a damn about provoking a call to action against anything, but more produce an undeniable, straightforward demand for Action, for movement that refuses detachment or indifference. No Generation therefore takes on the lethargy of displacement and fills the void.”

Doug Freeman - Austin Sound

“The Austin-based crew combines '70s hard rock and psych elements, perfected by veteran artists like Alice Cooper, with buzzing, stoner guitar riffs and Drenik's strong wail.”

“Lions are actually interested in dynamics, an all-too-rare trait in bands of their beery ilk. This doesn't mean Lions have balladeer tendencies...Lions are the Eagles of death metal, had they spent an entire adolescent summer with Black Flag's "In My Head".”

Houston Press

“Austin-based Lions provide enough of a steroid-fueled kick to the ass to startle even the most detached spectator, and the low-mixed, scratchy vocals only add to the hazy drone of the band's sound—one largely unseen since the glam rock days of the '70s.”

Dallas Observer

“Remember the first time you heard Soundgarden's Louder Than Love? OK, it's been awhile, but that doesn't mean local boys Lions weren't able to turn the bong-rattling bottom end of last year's No Generation into something totally their own. Total fucking riffage.”

Michael Bertin - Austin Chronicle

“The band’s debut full-length, No Generation, is a mix of explosive psychedelia and Texas-sized riffs, like a tab of LSD chased with Southern Comfort.”

The Onion

“Think of the generation of bands that were active right before grunge broke...and mix that naïve, heavy groove with late ‘90s stoner metal. The result is Lions, a band to be reckoned with, and one smart enough to look for influences outside of the trends.”

Rick Allen - The Other Paper

“...one of the best independent bands going...”

Tim Newbound - Rock Sound (UK)