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Burning Rain: Face the Music

Burning Rain, a Hard Rock band founded by the great Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, Revolution Saints, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Dio, ex-Bad Moon Rising, ex-Lion) and singer Keith St. John (ex-Ronnie Montrose, Kingdom Come) have finally released their fourth album, Face The Music, via Frontiers Records. This is an excellent slab of 70’s tinged Bluesy Hard Rock, with guitar virtuosity and plenty of heavy groove at every turn.

Doug Aldrich has become on of the hardest working guitar players in Hard Rock over the past 10-15 years, being the right hand man for both Ronnie James Dio and David Coverdale. But before working with either vocal god, dating back to 1998 Aldrich had started the band Burning Rain. Together they have released three albums that have met with great reviews from fans and critics, but the band has gone virtually unknown unless you were in the know or outside of the U.S. But this fourth release, Face The Music should change that, as it is easily the best album of the band’s career.

The first single, “Midnight Train”, just grooves SO HARD and that Aldrich guitar chugging just instantly grabs you by the neck and doesn’t let go. With that “train rumbling down the tracks” vibe, St. John’s vocals coax you right along and then Aldrich explodes with a fret burner of a solo. The riff that begins “Nasty Hustle” has a big Coverdale swagger to it, “Revolution” has a bad ass, sleazy groove that is undeniable, but it’s “Lorelei” where shit gets real. The huge drums of ex-Slaughter drummer Blas Elias, come into play on this one with that age old Bonham power thing is just ruling here. It smolders with a slower groove that allows the heaviness and bluesy riff to take ahold.

After a 6 year hiatus, Burning Rain have stepped up their game with Face The Music and have made their best album to date. The guitar driven, heavy bluesy Hard Rock on these 11 tracks have made the wait all worthwhile. The folklore of Doug Aldrich’s prowess on his Les Paul has been well earned and Aldrich is the MVP on this release, without a doubt. If you are a fan of great Hard Rock with a 70’s vibe, vocals with a saunter and guitar hero soloing, then Burning Rain’s Face The Music won’t let you down. This is some tasty shit, right here!

Burning Rain:
Doug Aldrich-Guitar
Keith St. John -Vocals
Brad Lang -Bass
Blas Elias - Drums

Track Listing:
1. Revolution
2. Lorelei
3. Nasty Hustle
4. Midnight Train
5. Shelter
6. Face The Music
7. Beautiful Road
8. Hit And Run
9. If It's Love
10. Hideaway
11. Since I'm Loving You

Added: April 7th 2019
Reviewer: Butch Jones
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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