With the previous Slash album I was not quite sure what to expect. And I quite liked how that one turned out. So with this new one, with only Myles Kennedy handling the lead vocals (and sharing writing credits as well as making the front cover), I was sure upfront this was gonna be something to look forward to.
So the big question is, did it turn out anything like I hoped for? Of course boys and girls! What Slash stands for is apparant to millions, and anyone knowing Myles’ regular job with Alter Bridge will also be aware of his mightly talent. Something he is also able to pull off live. There is a reason Slash is sticking with this dude and that is not only his looks.
Glad to confirm this is another rocking album with a lot of groove, melodies that nest inside your brain like too much alcohol on a sunny day and Slash torturing his guitar the way we expect him to. Really a fine set of songs that will work well both live as they do on disc, so a safe buy for anybody into this type of music or with even the faintest interest in the things done in the past. This kicks major ass and withstands continuous play with ease. Good times roll!
It took me a while to discover Slash solo. Knew the hatted player from Guns ´n Roses of course, but was not sure what to expect from this. But seeing all the guests included on this album (among others Fergie, Kid Rock, M. Shadows, Ian Astbury, Ozzy, Chris Cornell and especially Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge who I like very much), I decided it was time to catch up. And you know what, I think this kicks the shit out of the latest GnR release Chinese Democrazy.
If anything, this album continues the guitar legend that Slash already is (Sweet Child O´ Mine anyone?) and it shows all parties involved have had a lot of fun recording this. From the opening riffs of Ghost (nice touch to put the guitars strictly left and right by the way) I am won over. Great track! It it just goes on from there, strength to strength. Ozzy does Crucify The Dead justice. The dynamics on this are spot on and all in all inspirational. And inspired it all is. Like I said, the energy oozes from the speakers! Big surprise, but oh so wonderful. Melodic, hard rocking and killer tracks, so you know what to do if you don´t own this already!
This Deluxe edition got 3 acoustic tracks, all sung by the mighty Myles Kennedy. Also on board is a DVD with a making of Documentary, live videos, behind the scenes footage and some music videos.