SAINTED SINNERS – Sainted Sinners (2017)
Featuring vocalist extraordinaire David Reece (ex Accept, Bangalore Choir, Tango Down and most recently fronting Bonfire), “Sainted Sinners” is the rocking debut by SAINTED SINNERS, rounded up by experienced musicians from the hard rock scene such as keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell) and guitarist Frank Pane (Bonfire).
As the story goes, after things went sour with Bonfire, Reece was approached by Bonfire guitar player Frank Pane. Frank had a number of songs that he thought was perfect for David‘s vocals and the result is the debut album from Sainted Sinners.
Reece and Pane recruited keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell) and the rhythm section from Pane‘s Purpendicular band, on bass Frederick Burkert and on drums Berci Hirleman to complete the lineup and the results are in a word… HUGE.
Simply put, the crux of Sainted Sinners is the pureness of rock’n’roll, this’s the real essence of their self-titled debut album. If you enjoy Deep Purple, UFO, Dio-Rainbow and vintage Whitesnake then make sure you pick your copy of Sainted Sinners now.
From the opening chords of “Knight Of The Long Knives”, the tone of the album is set in stone. Big guitars, magic keyboards, and Reece‘s unmistakable, soaring vocals take you back to a time when blues was the biggest influence in hard rock.
“Beauty In The Beast”, “Maybe She’s Got Balls” (could have been on Whitesnake‘s Slide It In) and “We’re All Sainted Sinners” all continue with that high energy riffing bluesy hard rock.
This Sainted Sinners debut really needs to be available on vinyl and preferably with a record sleeve all worn looking to give it that vintage look that the music feels like.
“In Need”, the 8th track on the album takes a turn into ZZ Top territory with Reece‘s vocal delivery morphing into a Texas drawl. With some insane guitar work, this is a brilliant and fun tune.
“Evangeline” is probably my favorite track on the album, pumping with energy and a vocal melody to die for, this one needs to be a single. On second thought, “Shine Diamond Girl” might just make a better single.
Oh hell just buy the whole album and enjoy it in its entirety like we did in the 70s and 80s when we bought Burn and Slide It In. Let’s just say that I will be very surprised if “Sainted Sinners” doesn’t end up on my Top 10 of 2017.
01. Knight Of The Long Knives
02. Beauty In The Beast
03. Maybe She’s Got Balls
04. We Are All Sainted Sinners
05. Blue Lightning Man
06. The Love That I Have Found
07. Did You
08. In Need
10. Shine Diamond Girl
11. Truth Is A Lie
David Reece – Vocals
Frank Pane – Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards
Frederik Burkert – Bass
Berci Hirleman – Drums
BUY IT !