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Burning Rain
Burning Rain
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 17 May, 2013
Playing time: 52:30

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!

01. Smooth Locomotion
Superstar Train
Jungle Queen
Making My Heart Beat
Fool No More
Cherry Grove
Can't Cure The Fire
Can't Turn Your Back On Love
Heaven's Garden
Tokyo Rising
11. Seasons Of Autumn
12. Smooth Locomotion (Acoustic)
13. Can't Turn your Back On Love (Acoustic)
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 89/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 12 May, 2013
Website: www.burningrain.net Info - W E T - Rise Up