Arco : With 'Babylon's Burning' Babylon Bombs delivers an album you can fire up some party with. Pounding hard rock with lots of melody and sleazy guitars, a party! Now and then a string instrument, on opener 'Liberation' for example - with the help of a synthesizer, or not - and a girl chorus ('Anywhere The Wind Blows') which is not only a nice gimmick but gives the band's music something extra.
The four guys are from Sweden en have toured a lot through Europe lately. This album is put together between (German and Italian) shows and that shows of. It sounds like they walked from the stage right to the studio; enthusiast and energetic. Screaming guitars, howling solo's, choruses to sing along and a singer who sings raw and beautiful all together ('Resurection Love'). Just like with compatriots 'Naughty Boys' the arrangements are well looked after which can be heard in a song like 'It's Alright' (with bells, listen well), with a wink to Poison, but the level is on a high on the whole album. Their roots are with bands as Mötley Crüe, L.A. Guns, Aerosmith, Cinderella en Poison, and some Hanoi Rocks but I can imagine they listened to KISS as well. They do have created a sound of their own however.
The production came together in the Polar Studios (Stockholm) that's was build by members of eh, ABBA. Chris Laney (Randy Piper's Animal) did that production and he did that for Candlemass, Europe, Crashdiet and Bruce Kulick as well. The studio is now owned by Lennart Östlund (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, ABBA) and many names have recorded their record over there (Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Genesis, Rolling Stones, The Ramones, ABBA and others). The first single of this (third) album by Babylon Bombs is 'Goodbye Good Luck' and I think that is a justified choice, a good rocker! With this new cd Babylon Bombs can continue touring with confidence.