Friday, 19 June 2015

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - My Kingdom Come E.P.(2015)

Genre - Hard Rock / melodic Rock
 
Track listing:
1 - My Kingdome Come (5:32)
2 - The Mirror Lies (5:10)
 
After many years, talented English vocalist and songwriter Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri) finally has been able to form his own band with expectations of recording new material and touring extensively over Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA.
The first release from GRAHAM BONNET BAND  the  EP titled "My Kingdom Come", a really good effort from the legendary shouter.
The band includes Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, Chase Manhattan on drums and skilled guitar player Conrad Pesinato who also has produced the recording.
However, during the recording sessions some renowned cats were used; highly requested drummer Mark Zonder (ex- Fates Warning) and terrific keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex- Dream Theater) perform on the title track.
The cut is an elaborated piece blending hard rock and progressive elements, with stupendous arrangements and a very tight Bonnet vocal work. The song was co-written by Russ Ballard, who has had a long association with Graham dating back to Rainbow's Down To Earth album and its hit 'Since You Been Gone'.
The other track on the EP, "The Mirror Lies", is a strong classic hard rocker that will certainly please fans of Graham's '80s recordings. This one features the full Graham Bonnet Band, with the excellent Eric Ragno contributing the keyboards as guest.
The whole EP was mixed & mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio, so expect a bright, polished sound.
Graham's voice may sound a little worn live (as heard / seen on Axel Rudi Pell's recent live album), but in the studio he sounds great.
And what really surprises on "My Kingdom Come" are all the environs; both songs are really good, his band is strong, and production first rate.
Seriously, this EP leaves you hungry for more. Very well done Graham.
Well Worth Checking Out!

Rating - 9/10
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