Sainted Sinners-Review

Sainted Sinners

Artist: Sainted Sinners
Album: Sainted Sinners
Genre: Hard Rock
Label: El Puerto Records Gbr
Release Date: February 24th, 2017

David Reece has been the lead singer for a long list of great bands. Most probably know him as the guy to take Udo Dirkschneider’s place in Accept on the Eat The Heat album. I’ve followed his career for a while now with bands like Bangalore Choir, Sircle Of Silence, Gypsy Rose, Tango Down and more recently Bonfire.

After leaving Bonfire, David started a new band, Sainted Sinners. Let me tell you, I’m simply blown away by this album. The bluesy, hard rock style fits David’s voice perfectly. And, not to make too many comparisons….but Sainted Sinners put’s David Reece in good company right alongside another David….David Coverdale. Sainted Sinners has that same type of vibe that you get with Whitesnake, especially pre-1987 Whitesnake albums.

The musicianship is top notch. Blistering guitar solos from Frank Pane, thundering bass from Malte Frederik, pounding drums from Berci Hirleman and usually in the background, is the keyboard player, but this guy, Ferdy Doernberg just destroys in that bluesy, Deep Purple kind of keyboard style. I know what you’re thinking, so it’s lightweight softer rock with the keyboards, right? Wrong! This album is a pure barn burner from beginning to end. The whole band sounds like they are having one hell of a good time and David Reece sounds better than ever. In fact, I really think he’s found “the sound” that he’s been looking for with Sainted Sinners.

The album kicks off with Knight Of The Long Knives, which grabs on and doesn’t let go, followed by Beauty In The Beast, a fun rockin’ number and then immediately kicks into a hard rockin’ funky groove with Maybe She’s Got Balls. These songs along with the ZZ Top styled vocals of In Need are my favorite tracks represented on this debut, but I must confess it’s hard to find anything here that’s not a great song. It really plays well as a full album and continues to get repeat listens from me. I’ve had this album in my hands for three weeks, and it just seems to get better each time that I give it a spin. My hat’s off to David Reece and the band for creating a great album with a mixture of styles that really give this release a timeless feel.  I’m really looking forward to hear more from Sainted Sinners in the future. Hell, if their debut is this good, what will they sound like once they’ve played together for an album or two?  Fans of Whitesnake, Deep Purple and good hard rock music should pick this one up on release date as it’s a definite crowd pleaser.

Track Listing:
1. Knight Of The Long Knives
2. Beauty In The Beast
3. Maybe She’s Got Balls
4. We’re All Sainted Sinners
5. Blue Lightning Man
6. The Love That I Have Found
7. Did You
8. In Need
9. Evangeline
10. Shine Diamond Girl
11. Truth Is A Lie

Band Members:
David Reece: Vocals
Frank Pane’: Guitars
Malte Frederik Burkert: Bass
Berci Hirleman: Drums
Ferdy Doernberg: Keyboards

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