Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Sahara Rain - Sand In Your Hands
The album is filled with great tracks with the likes of "Higher Sky", "Centre of Pain", "Black Gold","Shadow", "The Dance" and "Blinded Eyes" all showing a huge amount of variety and talent! ("Be The Man" sounds like it should be the theme for a James Bond film!)
The band - Ricci on vocals, Dave Silhanek and Adrian Honegger on guitar, Levent Sunu on drums, Bo Rebsamen on keys, and Boet De Haason bass - play a tuneful, hard hitting music mixing atmospheric harmonizing into fanciful musicianship. The sound is forceful and laid back all at the same time. The star of the show is Ricci with his characterful vocalising. He's somewhere between Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Michael Bormann and Jon Bon Jovi. He has a great tone with a powerful volume of emotion bubbling beneath the surface. He has got to be one of the best singers I've heard this year who isn't signed to a label. The same goes for the rest of the band. Somebody needs to snap these guys up right away!
Do yourselves a favour, check this band out, you wont be disappointed!