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Artist: Lion

Title: Trouble in Angel City

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Lion Trouble in Angel City Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1989

Label: Grand Slamm

Catalog Number: SLAMCD 5


Kal Swan vocals
Doug Aldrich guitars
Jerry Best bass
Mark Edwards drums


1.  Come On  5:58   Listen
2.  Lock up Your Daughters  3:34   Listen   Cover: Slade
3.  Can't Stop the Rain  3:40   Listen
4.  Love is a Lie  4:44   Listen
5.  Victims of Circumstance  3:48   Listen
6.  Stranger in the City  5:17   Listen
7.  Hungry for Love  4:26   Listen
8.  Hold On  4:00   Listen
9.  Lonely Girl  1:40   Listen
10.  Forgotten Sons  5:46   Listen
Total Running Time:  42:53

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Chris Date: June 8, 2001 at 18:11
An excellent AOR disc with catchy riffs and choruses. Released at the height of 80's metal and should not be overlooked.

From: cristian Date: August 4, 2001 at 2:15
HEIIIIIII !!!!!! Can someone help me buy their records ? contact me cristi30ro@yahoo.com

From: WhiteLion Date: September 20, 2001 at 9:40
Suberb vocals from Kal Swann! Fat guitar lines and steady backups. A pretty good glam metal album guys!!!

From: WidoMakr Date: January 15, 2002 at 3:36
Again..another great album....How rare is it that a band follows up a debut with another great album....To all 80's rockers/metal heads...get this or the first album....u wont be dissapointed...I promise u...if u dont like either one...switch listening types or check your pulse...U aint alive!!! quote the WidoMakr...never more

From: andre Date: May 20, 2002 at 9:35
True 80's metal.Classy guitar riffs ,stupendous vocals and drums like cannons.A must have, it's a shame that Lion did not have the attention that they deserved .They were extremely unique on their sounding,at the same time being totally 80's.Hail Kal Swan wherever you are ,and good luck for Doug Aldritch in Dio.

From: Steve T Date: May 21, 2002 at 9:04
Unique is not a word I associate with Lion. They were better than the average 80's rock I admit but they were Whitesnake with a little more power....nothing more.

From: Andre Date: May 21, 2002 at 9:47
I'm sorry steve,I must say that your description is fair,but in terms of making music,you can use the same key,but chords,that's a personal touch.Toghether with each one's contribution ,make it all UNIQUE. Yes like a fingerprint.Thank's to Swan's and Aldritch duo.If you have listened to Tytan you'll see the potencial.For instance, I can't name any bad after Lion.If there were,somebody would be ripping off somebody.Well now,describing the band,you were true and more economic than me.Rock on!

From: JOURNEY Date: July 17, 2002 at 12:02
It is better than first!!! Great!!!!"Can't Stop the Rain" is a masterpiece as the same the solo!!!!

From: joe Date: September 17, 2002 at 18:23
wow i miss audiogalaxy.com

From: Daniel Date: December 15, 2002 at 10:01
I'd paid a high price for this GREAT & AWESOME CD pn ebay, and it's worth every single dime. If you have any chance to come across their 2 albums, GRAB them!!! Too bad Mark Edwards met an accident in 1989 and was seriously injured which caused them to disband. Kal & Doug further pursue their career to form Bad Moon Rising. It's nice to see them not giving up, cos rock never die, never was and never will be... ROCK ON!!!

From: Andre Tekken Date: December 19, 2002 at 16:38
This is a pretty rare effort,since it was released trought Music For Nations and it does not longer exist!Hard to describe one of my all time favourite bands.In essence it puts toghether all the best qualities of high qualitie hard/heavy bands of the eighties had!Plus it surelly was over the top of most of 80`s bands.Heavy sharp,exiting riffing by Doug + thundering drumms and of course perfect-pitch, banshee, classy,scottish vocals of Kal Swan!Pomp Hard/Heavy like you`ve never seen before!

From: JOURNEY Date: April 4, 2003 at 8:40

From: Date: April 20, 2003 at 12:38
WidoMakr, what are the members of Lion doing these days...they have not released anything in years...

From: Tough Date: May 8, 2003 at 20:45
With these songs I went to war to fight for freedom!!!!

From: LION Date: May 10, 2003 at 14:21
These are the most melodic powerful songs I ever heard in my life SO FAR!!! These guys must be the "WARRIORS OF ROCK"!!! Thanks GOD I have this CD 30 times.

From: Laaz Date: November 10, 2003 at 10:46
Dear All: I just got a copy from ebay,oh my god,that's damm good one! Cause I got GrandSlamm verison so that doesn't come with Lyrics! Japanes verison included lyrics? Anybody can help me to find any lyrics about this album? Please mail me:aska52@ms32.hinet.net ROCKS!!!

From: Larry Date: December 10, 2003 at 0:45
I love this CD! Although Fatal Attraction is also a great CD I rank Trouble In Angel City a little higher. My favorite tracks are Come On and Love Is A Lie. It a shame this band didn't last too much longer after this awesome release.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 10, 2003 at 9:08
At least you had Bad Moon Rising for a few albums though. Kinda picked up where they left off.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 10, 2004 at 1:48

From: Jonny_B Date: September 10, 2004 at 20:58
I first heard of Lion on the Transformers cartoon (they wrote the theme to the series.) I found a brand new copy of this Lion album today. The store owner thanked me for finally ridding of it off his store shelves (it's been sitting there for 15 years, since the day he shelved it.) I'm glad I was able to save it before someone else could find it, because this is good hard-rocker. On-par with "Dangerous Attraction" IMO.

From: Geoff Date: September 13, 2004 at 2:01
This is a good riff charged hard rock album. 'Lock up your daughters' and 'Love is a lie' are two of my faves, but if you like riff driven commercial hard rock I think you'll enjoy this. The vocals sound a little stretched at times, but that's my only complaint here. Good solid hard rock album.

From: KAN FROM TAIWAN Date: October 20, 2004 at 23:37

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 16:55
No matter how much you might have to pay, buy this. It will remove every inch of that 80's and 90's spoonfed crap from your mind and reinsert your common senses.

From: DIE4ROCK Date: December 3, 2004 at 13:19

From: JOSE Date: December 12, 2004 at 18:54
Pocas bandas son tan poderosas como lo fue Lion, la guitarra de Doug suena potente y melodica a la vez, una joya de album, en serio no importa cuanto tengan que pagar por este disco (yo pague $60 dolares en Ebay), cada centavo lo vale. mis favoritas son Can´t stop the rain, Victims of circumstance y Hungry for love, pero todas las canciones estan perronas. Saludos desde México.

From: Leandro - Brazi Date: January 3, 2005 at 16:07
Hey, have you ever heard Zinatra? It's exactly the same sound, the same vocals! I saw, and the singers are different, not the same person, but the voice looks like too much. Anyway, it's a good album. Well melodic, but without any extreme highlight song. All then are good, but there's no song that you listen and sing-a-long.

From: Endika Date: January 29, 2005 at 5:31
Otro pedazo disco de otro pedazo grupo americano,de otro pedazo Doug Aldrich a la guitarra.Para mi gusto me quedo con el primero,pero aun asi este sigue siendo otra OBRA MAESTRA en mayusculas.SI eres amante del buen hard rock y de unas canciones acojonantes no dudes en cojertelo.9,5/10.txoribarrote@hotmail.com

From: Jade Date: February 28, 2005 at 9:17
Great band indeed! Dangerous Attraction was a very melodic and riff oriented album but this one is good also just the only thing wrong with this one is the production sucks but a fine release nonetheless.

From: Lovedrive Date: August 12, 2005 at 4:42
Este grupo lo descubrí por una canción de la banda sonora de los Transformers y me llamó mucho la atención.. después de escuchar sus discos, sobretodo este último, me he llevado una gran decepción.

From: metalhead4life Date: August 22, 2006 at 21:11
Very good album! Not as good as "Dangerous Attraction" but still worth buying. The song "Love Is a Lie" appeared in Friday the 13th part IV. That's where I first heard of this band and I thought the song was cool. That's interesting to me since "Love Is a Lie" was on the Powerlove CD from 1986 and Friday the 13th IV was 1984 - wonder if that song was one of their first demos.

From: juan carlos Date: June 29, 2007 at 22:47
Decepción? Nop HardRock del Bueno, Dough Aldrich vaya maestro!! unos grandes solos la mayoría y Riffs matadores, buena voz de Swan y unos grandiosos coros, comparables a los Whitesnake pero con mucho punch sobre todo en los coros (claro que MR. Coverdale no necesitó de grandes coros para ser lo que es). En el grito inicial que hace Swan en "Lock up Your Daughters" hizo recordar al voceras de D.R.I. "Can't Stop the Rain" vaya temazo mi favorita. "Lonely Girl" acústica solo ok. Discazo!! 9.5/10

From: aTomiK Date: September 27, 2007 at 15:37
Yeah, not as good as D Attraction, but... The best ones here: 4.Love is a Lie, 5.Victims of Circumstance, 6.Stranger in the City (The CLASSIC song in this one) & 8.Hold On.

From: lalo r.o.c.k. Date: May 3, 2009 at 22:47
Excellent catchy melodic Hard Rock with killer riffs and awesomes guitars solos,the voice from Kal Swan is powerful and fits exactly with the style,songs like Lock Up you daughters, Victims of circumstance,Stranger in the city,Hungry for love are examples of what the power of hard rock can be made with passion,great -in you face- hard rock,9.5/10.

From: Anne North Date: August 16, 2009 at 23:39
Dear All, Actually, I have a Japanese version of the album. It doesn't have lyric notes. I've been wanting to know the lyrics of Forgotten Sons in these 20 years! I can't hear in details from Kal's vocal. Should you know anything, please tell me. Thank you for your kindly coop!

From: JamesEagle Date: November 2, 2009 at 15:39
Great album, 'Come On', 'Can't Stop The Rain' and 'Forgotten Sons' are incredible songs, pretty heavy as well. I would rate all of those tracks as 10/10, good enough on their own to give this a 95. Kal Swan is a great vocalist with a very distinctive voice, suited to melodic metal rather or the heavier side of hard rock. I only heard Dangerous Attraction a couple of times, but thought this was a far better album. Fairly heavy for this site, but if that doesn't scare you off and you like Swan's vocals, this is a must.

From: rallen399 Date: April 22, 2010 at 19:22
This is a pretty good album.I have a couple of buts though. I've never been a fan of Kal Swans voice,he has no range witch makes every song sound similar.I think if Doug got a better singer with some range and different inflections in his voice it would be a far better album.I think both Burning Rain albums are far superior to to any of the Lion albums,not that Lion is bad just not as good.

From: CMGio Date: May 10, 2010 at 8:03
Picked this up for about $15 if I remember correctly. One of my favorite hard rock albums to date. Excellent stuff. Love Kal Swan's vocals.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 4, 2011 at 12:27
Not too far removed, sound-wise, from "Dangerous Attraction," but the songs simply aren't as strong (with the exception of "Lock Up Your Daughters," which kicks major butt). Doug Aldrich once again proves he is an insanely talented guitarist, but the sharp hooks of the previous album have been replaced by hooks that have gone a little dull. And without those monstrous songs in place to keep the listener focused, Kai Swan's one-dimensional vocals become a little more obvious (sorry, I do not consider this guy to be a great singer). Bottom line, this is perfectly acceptable stuff for when you're out cruising the city nights, but acceptable is just another name for average.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 8, 2011 at 18:29
Very good album by Lion...i really like Kal Swan's way of singing /m/..."Stranger In The City" is a catchy AORish song that along with another AORish one "Hold On" and songs such as "Love Is A Lie",the Slade's cover song "Lock Up Your Daughters" & the rocky one "Forgotten Sons" to mention some puts a in your face 4 sure...89/100...buy!!!

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