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A truly beautiful album and a modern day pure AOR masterpiece.

All I can say is wow! Put simply, 'Raintimes' is an outstanding slice of pure AOR and it really doesn't get much better than this if you love that genre! I was immediately struck by this sumptuous and joyous collection of Melodic Rock and fell instantly in love with it. It's a wonderfully uplifting, positive and inspiring bunch of perfectly crafted and delivered AOR. It's a delight to listen to these beautiful musical soundscapes and this album is instantly enjoyable, extremely catchy and very memorable! Trust me, these songs will get stuck in your head and you'll find yourself being swept away by more delicious melodies than you thought humanly possible on one release!

Pierpaolo Monti and Dave Barbieri – the masterminds behind Raintimes – managed to draft in genre legend Michael Shotton (Von Groove) on vocals and his performance is nothing short of legendary. I'd go as far to say this is probably my all-time favourite album performance from Shotton and that's coming from a massive Von Groove fan! The style of this album is not stereotypical of what we've heard from him before, but his performance is jaw-dropping nonetheless. I was blown away by just how perfect his voice fitted this style of music.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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I'm a big fan of the Monti/Barbieri song-writing team, their love of this genre of music is always ever-present and they are always faithful to its core ingredients. With Raintimes, I know they wanted to create an album which emulated the genre classics and other well-loved albums by artists like The Storm, but I think it evolved beyond that and took on a life of its own during the recording process. Those Storm inspirations are clearly evident, so if you like The Storm, you're going to like this too. The song-writing is simply astonishing; it's easy to connect with lyrically while still being deep and thoughtful, but never neglecting commercial touches and hooks to make sure these songs imbed themselves in your consciousness. The melodic guitar hooks, the infectious keyboard licks, the soaring harmonies and unforgettable choruses are dished out in abundance making this a sheer delight to listen to!

Easily one of, if not the best pure AOR release of the year. If you're a genre stalwart who yearns for music which captures the past but delivers something new, then Raintimes will make you smile and then some! A truly beautiful album and a modern day pure AOR masterpiece.

Paul Woodward

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