On June 24th Vancouver rockers Rebel Priest released their new EP “Lesson in Love”. This new mini album is following the last release of the band “Lost in Tokyo” (2021), and just like the previous EP it contains only four tracks.
The band consists of: Jayme Black – bass and vocals, Nate Pole – drums and vocals, and Benny Kemp – guitars and vocals. These Canadian rockers have been playing and touring together since 2014. Rebel Priest have been compared to bands like Motley Crue, Motorhead and AC/DC.
Their newest creation “Lesson in Love” is a feel-good, energetic and light record. “Dive Bomber” has an unmistakable Motorhead influence, “Bonfire” sounds heavier with riffs and drums than the other tracks. “Coat Check Girl” is a fun punk song, and the title track “Lesson in Love” is pure glam-rock.
But let’s be clear, Rebel Priest is not a metal band. Their sound and content lacks the depth, which makes the bands original, though – more memorable. I think it’s great if people make and enjoy good old rock’n’roll! But as for me – I’ve heard songs like these already before and not once, so I find the general style of this band a little bit shallow.
Nevertheless, this EP is a good piece of music that provides and old school glam/hard rock vibe, which many might like.
Rating: 7.5/10 ★★★☆☆
- Lesson in Love 4:06
- Dive Bomber 5:01
- Coat Check Girl 3:15
- Bonfire 1:48