This is a re-release of the
self-titled debut album from Burning Rain from 1998,
which is Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) and the singer Keith St
John's awesome brain child. Frontiers Records is releasing this
brilliant disc with two bonus tracks, the same day as Burnings
Rain's brand new disc (Epic Obsession) will hit the markets.
The album 'Burning Rain' is from 1999 and it's
remarkable that fourteen years have passed and I've
totally missed this golden jewel! Heavy blues rock
with grand deluxe vocals and of course insane guitar
performance from Mr. Aldrich himself. Influences from
UK hard rock like Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake is
obvious. Very juicy and groovy guitar based rock n
roll with a singer, who has a voice at Robert Plant
level. No wonder that Mr. Coverdale gave Doug free
hands to be a co writer to the songs on the previous Whitesnake albums. I wonder how Burning Rain would
sounded if Aldrich had proceeded with St John and c/o
instead of touring with a tired and aging Coverdale
playing old Whitesnake songs. I understand that
Aldrich is more or less the engine behind their two
latest discs and I do like them too, but Keith is a
better singer (nowadays) in my opinion. Anyway, this is a
forgotten pearl to discover to us lovers of the
melodic hard rock.
This is a given purchase if you love the catchy,
sexy, blues creamy hard rock.
Very recommended disc for you all to purchase!