Sahara Rain - 2011 - Eternity
1. Heavy Times
2. Forever Young
3. Will I Ever Be
4. Miss You
5. Holy Warriors
6. Love Me Loud
7. Shout It Out
8. Dreams Die Young
10. Live Earth
11. Since You've Been Gone
Sahara Rain is a Swiss six-piece band formed in 2007, including two lead guitars: Dave Silhanek and Adi Honegger.
As individuals, all the band members have years of experience behind them, and that was made clear on their very good 2009 debut Sand In Your Hands.
Their brand new album Eternity, again, produced and co-written by Michael Bormann (Jaded Heart), confirms the evolution of the band. Better songwriting and more organic Melodic Rock sound are the rules here.
This is a self-produced disc but the production quality is terrific.
Extremely catchy songs as "Forever Young" and "Love Me Loud" or the monster chorus-filled "Will I Ever Be" and "Starlight" make this album a mandatory listen for every Melodic Rock fan.
On "Heavy Times" and on the excellent sing-along midtempo "Dreams Die Young", the band sounds like the best Casanova, while "Holy Warriors" and "Live Earth" have a strong Jaded Heart influence.
There's also space for a very good ballad "Miss You" and an acoustic sweet piece "Since You've Been Gone", which close the album.
This band is much, much better than you realize after a first listen.
Their songs are perfectly crafted into the classic, good Melodic Rock mould, and the musicianship, really really good.
Michael Bormann assembled all the elements with his great experience and magical touch, building a real monster sound, perfect to combine roaring guitars, soaring choruses, angelic keyboards and killer melodies into an unique top-notch quality result.
Support this band, they truly deserves recognition.
Eternity is a terrific album, that grows on you after each listen.
Ricci Domenico - vocals, backing vocals
Dave Silhanek - guitars
Adi Honegger - guitars
Bo Rebsamen - keyboards
Boet Dee Haas - bass
Levent Suni - drums
Michael Bormann - backing vocals
Last Updated (Sunday, 24 April 2011 10:38)