As Bold As Lions
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As Bold As Lions

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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"Corezine Review"

As Bold As Lions is a five-piece metalcore band out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. These guys also roar like lions as well. If you are thinking of skipping church this Sunday, which I don’t advise you could make up for it by listening to the As Bold As Lions EP and you will get fed spiritually. These guys have no problems telling you how it is.

This is a different type of EP than most metalcore. This is like a Christian praise and worship album on steroids and comes with a mosh pit. Musically, there is a lot to like about this EP. This EP may be different lyrically but it still contains all the ingredients that make a for a good metalcore album: lots of riffs and extremely heavy breakdowns. These guys could probably get your church elders to start doing some hardcore punches and kicks in the air.

My favorite song on the EP is “Face of Reality” because lead vocalist, Jon, does a great job of alternating between his throaty, low growls and his higher screams. When he does this it gives the track a great change of pace with the tempo throughout the song. I love when bands do something a little different in their songs to break up the monotony that makes almost every song sound the same after a while.

Like I said earlier, lyrically As Bold As Lions is a lot like a Sunday Sermon or Sunday worship service. While I happen to like this change of pace in my metalcore library it may not be for everyone. It is a lot like the audio book of the bible with riffs and heavy breakdowns. What is also refreshing is the positive message screamed about. The last thing I want to hear after a long hard day at work is something to bring me down and depress me. Why not give a little praise and uplift my spirit?

While As Bold As Lions is not for every metalcore fan, I know that there is definitely a niche of fans out there craving for this type of metal, myself being one of them. From start to finish this is a solid debut EP from a solid band. They have some good management behind them to (Arthur Green of Living Sacrifice), so I can expect them to only get better with each album. -

"Indie Vision Review"

Looking to add some excitement to your church on Sunday? Want to add a pit and some hardcore dancers spin kicking the air? Well get As Bold As Lions to come to your church and this might just happen. As Bold As Lions is a five-piece metalcore band out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. With a name like that there is no need to go into a lengthy explanation of how they came up with the name or track titles for that matter. It also worth mentioning that one of As Bold As Lions’ co-mangers is none other than Arthur Green of Living Sacrifice.

This EP is the debut for ABAL and is actually pretty darn good for a debut. This is not your run of the mill metalcore album. I would say that it is more of a praise and worship metalcore album. This six-song EP is filled with heavy breakdowns and tons of great riffs in addition to an uplifting message. If I could replace the worship band at my church, I would replace them with ABAL in heartbeat! By the way I like my church worship band but I could always use a little metal on Sunday morning.

The best song on the EP is “Face of Reality.” In this song ABAL does some great job of alternating between deeper slower growls and faster higher screams, which do a great job of mixing up the tempo of the song and giving the listener something new to listen to. ABAL mixes the highs and lows on several other tracks, but they do the best job on “Face of Reality.”

Lyrically, ABAL almost is like the audio books of Psalms and Proverbs on steroids! With lyrics from “The Anthem” like this, “Lord give us Your Strength, so we can live right by you 
/ Lord give us Your Heart, So we can speak the Truth / Lord give us your Wisdom, to discern right from wrong
 / Lord give us your Compassion, to keep each other Strong / Keep us Strong!” it is hard not to be edified listening to ABAL.

Overall: this is a solid debut release from a solid band. I don’t know how many metal heads want praise and worship metal, but if you are looking for some metal with your praise and worship, then this is definitely an album and band that you should check out. -


Face of Reality EP - Released digitally on December 8th 2009.
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Martyr EP - Released on December 2nd 2010
Stream the entire Martyr EP exclusively here, on Sonicbids



As Bold As Lions is an energetic and passionate Christian Hardcore band hailing from Edmonton Alberta Canada. The guys met in the Edmonton scene, and they haven't forgotten their roots, they continue to support by playing and promoting shows. On Tuesday December 8th 2009, ABAL released their 1st ep titled, "Face of Reality". This 6 song ep showcased their explosive talent and the intense passion the have in their Faith. Here are 2 reviews of the EP.
Indie Vision

As Bold As Lions just released their 2nd album, on Dec 2nd 2010, which promises to be even more powerful than the last.
As Bold As Lions are young and tenacious, and they have the drive and passion to keep on fighting for their dreams. They are building, so be ready!

Proverbs 28 :1, "The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as lions."

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As Bold As Lions Career Highlights

Nov 28, 2009 - First show - St.Albert AB
May 14, 2010 - Fall City Fall 1629 release show - Calgary AB
May 23, - 29 2010 - First Western Canadian Tour
May 23, 2010 - Mazzfest - Saskatoon SK
Aug 5, 2010 - Warped Tour, Ernie Ball Stage - Edmonton AB
Aug 5, 2010 - Played with The Ghost Inside & Betrayal - Edmonton AB
Aug 14, 2010 - Shake the Lake, Sylvan Lake AB
Oct 15, 2010 - First TV appearance, The Miracle Channel, Lethbridge AB
Oct 23, 2010 - Played with E-Town Beatdown - Edmonton AB
Oct 30, 2010 - Played with Call To Preserve, and Venia - St.Albert AB
Nov 11 - Dec 4, 2010 - 2nd Western Canadian Tour w/ Breaking The Fourth Wall
Nov 27, 2010 - Played with Fall in Archea - Fort Qu'appelle SK
Dec 2, 2010 - Martyr release show w/ Shai Hulud, Lion Heart, Counterparts, and Hundredth - Edmonton AB
Dec 4, 2010 - Played with Kiros & For The Weekend - Calgary AB
Feb 25, 2011 - 1st Cross Canada Tour w/ Fall City Fall