LIONS LAW: The Pain, The Blood and The Sword: LP

Fourth LP from these Parisians who I have followed since they started. Originally they had more of an early oi sound akin to Kidnap, Snix, Camera Silens and the early ’80s French oi. Recently, they leaned more into the sounds of their current pals Rixe and Condor with a tougher punk sound. This LP takes nods from those bands but has a ton of thickness to the sound not unlike the last Battle Ruins long player. The songwriting is really great. If you get scared off by sketchy looking fellows with bald noggins give it a spin, it’s well worth it. Beast song is track 10, just tucked away. Boss business, mon amis. –Tim Brooks (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)