WWW, July 2010 - They come from way up north: the northern part of Sweden in European Scandinavia, to be exact. Lion Dub has nine members and can be considered on of the tightest bands in the northern parts of Europe. In DUB Forward, they present themselves to the online (DUB) Reggae massive and they do it in a massive way!
In twelve pieces of Dub Art, we can hear just what nine people can produce when they play Reggae Music together in an Ire vibe: the first things which strike are the excellent horn section, a drummer and bassist that play together in total synchronicity and skillful Dub mixing in the styles of the late 1970's and 1980's. The band has worked with Dennis Bovell, a thing which resembles throughout the whole album.
There's hardly anything wrong with Dub Forward, the music is tight and the mix perfectly emphasizes just what the band can do. There could be one thing said, though: even though the album is full-length, this kind of style could just leave the listener wanting for more of this.
It might be cold up north, but not in Lion Dub's studio!
Dub Forward - 2008
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01 - Red Hot (3:28; 3,96 MB)
02 - Love The way (3:47; 4,33 MB)
03 - Armageddeon (4:23; 5,02 MB)
04 - Heavy Dub (4:49; 5,50 MB)
05 - Hospital Space (4:01; 4,60 MB)
06 - Colonial (4:21; 4,97 MB)
07 - Dub Forward (4:49; 5,50 MB)
08 - Strike You (4:24; 5,04 MB)
09 - Drumbass Order (5:18; 6,05 MB)
10 - Undead Dread (5:47; 6,62 MB)
11 - One Dollar Dub (4:31; 5,16 MB)
12 - Hold On Tight (4:58; 5,68 MB)