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BAND/AUTHOR:

BURNING RAIN

(UNITED STATES)

TITLE:
FACE THE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE:
2019
LABEL:
FRONTIERS RECORDS
GENRE:
MELODIC HARD ROCK
"Doug Aldrich and Keith St. John celebrate Burning Rain's 20th anniversary with an album that is not very original but perfectly realized."
NEWF - 05.04.2019 -
Burning Rain is Doug Aldrich and Keith St. John's baby. And to celebrate the twenty years of the offspring, they decided to offer him his fourth album, "Face The Music", six years after a well-made "Epic Obsession". Given Aldrich's overloaded schedule, it was now or never. Between The Dead Daisies' "Burn It Down" tour and the recording of the upcoming Revolution Saints, the guitarist and singer worked on the composition of eleven new songs for Burning Rain as well as the recruitment of a new rhythm section to bring them to life.

As for music, there's nothing new under the sun of melodic hard rock. Hard bluesy and vintage fans will find more than enough. Most of the titles refer to the great names who gave the genre its reputation, including Aerosmith ('Lorelei','Nasty Hustle','Shelter') and Led Zeppelin ('Beautiful Road','Since I'm Loving You') in the seventies, and Van Halen ('Hit And Run') in the eighties.

As far as quality of execution is concerned, the band has nothing to envy from its predecessors. Keith St. John easily manages to keep Steven Tyler, Robert Plant or Sammy Hagar at bay. And Doug Aldrich, as usual, is doing some great things. With his recognizable staccato and very rich medium sound, he alone justifies listening to the album, multiplying heavy and burned riffs ('Revolution') and inspired solos ('Lorelei','Beautiful Road'), and playing wonderfully with the sustain and natural harmonics of his instrument ('Midnight Train').

If it is difficult to make something new with old, the title "Hideaway" nevertheless clearly stands out by, if not its risk-taking, at least its willingness to break a little the codes of a music much too formatted. With its funky break and vocal line strangely reminiscent of the Rolling Stones' "Miss You", it is an exception in a production quite classical.

Anyway, all the hard rock bluesy fans of the origins will find with "Face The Music" enough to quench their thirst for riffs, thanks to Doug Aldrich who remains a reference in the six-string field. Even if it's not with this new Burning Rain album that he ventures out of his comfort zone.

More informations on http://www.burningrain.net/

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SIMILAR BANDS

LED ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BAD MOON RISING, THE DEAD DAISIES, REVOLUTION SAINTS

TRACK LISTING

01. Revolution
02. Lorelei
03. Nasty Hustle
04. Midnight Train
05. Shelter
06. Face The Music
07. Beautiful Road
08. Hit And Run
09. If It's Love
10. Hideaway
11. Since I'm Loving You


LINEUP

Blas Elias: Batterie
Brad Lang: Basse
Doug Aldrich: Guitares
Keith St. John: Chant


TAGS:
70's, 90's, Easy Listening / FM, Bluesy, Groovy, Old School
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