Monday, September 22, 2014

(Insert Pun About Getting Slashed)

New Release Review

Band: Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Album: World On Fire
Release Date: September 10, 2014
Genre(s): Hard Rock
My Review: Having played with bands such as Guns n Roses and Velvet Revolver, and influenced multiple generations of aspiring guitar players, Slash certainly has the established credibility of a living legend. Now that he's hooked up with vocal god Myles Kennedy, and the rest of their band, he's showing that he still has loads of gas in his musical tank. World on Fire is another very solid release in the guitar hero's catalog. Having listened to the album in its entirety, the thing most apparent is the consistency of the song quality. No song on the album strikes me as "great" or "bad," but every song is solid. It's hard to pick out a favorite because nothing stands out as spectacular, but I can't see myself skipping any songs on future listens. The musicianship doesn't stand out as spectacular either, but it does stand out as a near-flawless complement to Myles Kennedy's angelic voice. Everyone who knows who Myles Kennedy is knows that he is one of the greatest singers in rock today, and maybe even all time, but somehow the musicianship in the band elevates his voice even more, and vice versa. The sum in this case really is better than its parts.
In Conclusion: 'World On Fire' by Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is a solid album that does not stand out as great, but will certainly keep just about any rock fan satisfied.
The Foundry's Score: 7.5/10
Bottom Line: You will enjoy this album. 
Buy the album on iTunes or the Amazon Music Store.