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HEAVEN'S RAIN

DEMOS

 

 

  1. Games we Play
  2. Died 4
  3. Everywhere I Look
  4. Broken Promises
  5. Elevation
  6. We the People
  7. Faith of a Child
  8. Feed the Addiction (Dave vocals)
  9. Standing There
  10. Mortal Eyes

 

Heaven’s Rain is a Christian Melodic Hard Rock band from Oklahoma City and even though we don’t usually review demos, this one shows such promise that it deserves attention. So if you like your metal with a message, or are just a lover of bands like Stryper and Dokken (I hear a lot of Dokken here and it’s not surprising as both guitarists Brad and Steven are big George Lynch and Dokken fans) then it’s well worth checking the band out.

 

Of the ten tracks recorded over a period of time, there are a handful that really shine through. I for one would love to hear the band put out a properly produced EP with the current line up after polishing up a few of those songs, and maybe adding a few new ones.

 

Seeing the guys at Rock ‘N’ America this year you could tell that they all loved what they were doing and were perhaps a little surprised at what they achieved there. Since then they have opened for the likes of L.A. Guns.

 

Best songs on the EP are the opener “Games we Play” which goes down great in a live setting; “Everywhere I look” ; “Elevation” (that a very famous onlooker at Rock ‘N” America gave a huge thumbs up to when they played the Garden of Evil after-party) and the left-field “Feed the Addiction” with Dave the drummer on vocals (It’s different to the rest you find here but it works). I also think that with a bit of work “We the People” could be a star.

 

So where to now for Heaven’s Rain? Check out our recent interview to find out, have a look at their site and if you are in OK anytime soon check them out. There’s still a lot of promise out there for lovers of eighties flavoured Melodic Rock in the local live music scene if you look hard enough.

 

 

Mark