Slash- Apocalyptic Love Album
The almighty Slash returns with the deep-throated vocal stylings of Myles Kennedy and hard as fuck backing band The Conspirators for Apocalyptic Love. He promised a heavy album and he delivered – A mostly solid set of dirty riffs and blistering solo efforts, amidst a few unremarkable fillers.
“…yet another excellent example of quality hard rock.”
By no means is Apocalyptic Love a new, mind-blowing chapter in the ever-changing state of contemporary rock & roll, but it is yet another excellent example of quality hard rock.
Myles Kennedy and Slash are somehow just meant to be. The two blend like a fine whiskey and china white cocaine. The superiority of Kennedy’s soaring vocals could rival even Slash’s signature shred skills yet they work in harmony to create smooth hooks and addictive melodies.
The outstanding ‘You’re A Lie’ gives an explosive burst of aggression and kicks off this record’s list of highlights. Dramatic to say the least with constant build-ups and crashing low points, this one’s a winner.
‘Halo’ follows onward, with the addition of harmonies, backup singers create a thick and layered sound of decadence, while a pattern has become evident- It’s as if the songs are structured and crafted around the guitar solos, which are predictably prolific. Slash never rests- giving intricate, detailed guitar work throughout the album.
Absolute showstopper ‘Anastasia’ provides light and shade so we can all appreciate the heaviness of the track, deceivingly beginning with a light flurry of classical guitar, it explodes into a rock opera spectacular, while ‘Far and Away’ bleeds emotion as the token ballad, a wistful dose of righteousness.
Age shall not weary him. Slash is the immortal guitar god who continues to win fans with his tireless energy, effortless style and swagger. With the perfect selection of musicians in tow, He will rise and conquer once more with the sweet sounds of Apocalyptic Love.