Lioness The Golden Killer

Lioness The Golden Killer
Like a soundtrack to an adventurous night, Toronto trio Lioness's latest effort, The Golden Killer, was most definitely forged in the night and is best served in the dark, or best played at an after-hours club. The '80s-style drum & bass is provided by Ronnie Morris and Jeff Scheven (formerly of controller.controller), with the vocal talents of Vanessa Fischer. The best tracks are the ones that display lead singer Fischer's vocals. A long-lost vocalist for Black Sabbath, her voice is soaring and rough. The harmonies on "They Clip the Wings of Birds," mid-way through the record, are so haunting and disturbed that they'll leave you wanting more spooky ballads. However, the tracks mostly maintain the same driving pace throughout: very danceable, but lacking in variation. The album feels a bit repetitive when listened to in its entirety. With too few glimpses of the light, Lioness run the risk of being stuck underground. (New Romantic)