2013 has been an incredible year for Australian music; but Queensland’s own Young Lions just couldn’t let the year end without providing some more magic. With gripping choruses, fierce lyrical content and atmospheric verses; you’ll find it hard to believe that Burn is Young Lion’s debut album.
The LP flows smoothly between hard-hitting and punchy tracks like The Runner And The Fighter and Sleepless Rest; and slower, emotive ballads such as Blood And Water. Throughout the album, vocalist Zachary Britt maintains an incredibly powerful voice, supported by haunting backing echoes, pumping drum fills and high-octane lead guitar.
Non-Believer is the highlight of the album; with a strong build from a mellow, simplistic verse, into an energetic and mighty chorus; Britt really lets himself go, and belts out one hell of a catchy track.
It’s hard to put your finger on what makes Burn so damn irresistible. It’s dynamic and compelling; catchy and moving; and it’s easily one of the best debut albums of 2013. It’s alternative rock at its finest, and a must-buy for supporters of Australian music.