Fireworks

CD Reviews

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - 'World On Fire' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/f3/ad/63/Slash-Myles-Kennedy-World-On-Fire-84-1417556734.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 02, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4717   1   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Genre

It’s always a joy to hear genre legends operating at the peak of their powers.

Success hasn’t exactly been a stranger for Slash since he parted ways with Guns ‘N’ Roses, yet neither were his previous forays an unmitigated triumph. Slash’s Snakepit always felt like a stop-gap and when Velvet Revolver were good, they were great, yet when they weren’t... However through the arrival of his 2010 eponymous solo debut things suddenly dropped into place; songs featuring the likes of Ian Astbury (The Cult), Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and Fergie Duhamel (The Black Eyed Peas) immediately possessing a previously lost energy and focus in both song-writing and guitar playing. Key to the success of the whole thing though was the tour with Kennedy that followed leading to the pair teaming up as a writing and performing partnership for 2012’s even better ‘Apocalyptic Love’. Completing the line-up was drummer Brent Fritz (The Union/Alice Cooper), bassist Todd Kerns (Age Of Electric) and rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris (The Cab).

Proving that Slash is now definitely in a band situation, the same four appear for “solo” album number three, ‘World On Fire’. Lead single ‘World On Fire’ opens the album, an unmistakable Slash riff spiralling straight into a burst of cowbell (I’m sold already!) and the authoritative vocals of Kennedy, which as before do have a wisp of a certain Mr. Rose about them, while still standing tall and proud on their own. It’s a bullish beginning, yet across the (rather long at seventeen tracks) album it is a standard easily lived up to. ‘Shadow Life’ struts in an undeniably G&R kinda fashion, second single ‘Bent To Fly’ pulls back the pace for a beautiful example of why Kennedy is viewed as one of the best current singers in straight-up Rock, his guitar-mate providing yet another in the collection of sublime solos this album delivers.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Usually I struggle with releases of this length, suggesting that picking the best twelve songs or so would have been a better battle-plan. Here, the only omission I’d have made is possibly the instrumental (Slash’s first), ‘Safari Inn’, with its slow shuffle coming across like a budget Joe Satriani. A nice idea, but… however balanced against the roaring dance of ‘Avalon’, the brooding stomp of ‘Beneath The Savage Sun’ and mid-paced ‘Iris Of The Storm’, then one indulgence can be forgiven.

It’s always a joy to hear a genre legend operating at the peak of their powers and while there was a time when it seemed Slash may never quite reach that stage again, three superb albums in a row confirm otherwise. If you were as taken by either ‘Slash’, or ‘Apocalyptic...’ as I was, then you’ll know exactly how ‘World On Fire’ sounds and how good it is.

Steven Reid  

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 6 days, 6 hours ago
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download
  • RockingHerb : Thank You Berny.
  • Berny : Hello @snowwolf: Pls. check your mail! Thanks in advance! B.
  • snowwolf : I bought the new issue at noon yesterday and it is now 4am the next day. Any idea when I’ll be able to download it?
  • Berny : @RockingHerb: Many thanks for your purchase. Pls. check your mail.
  • RockingHerb : When will my recent purchase show in my downloads. there is a message saying up to 3 hours is this correct
  • Johns Band : Will videos appear again in watch and listen. Good way for who albums to buy. I have Wrathchild - Live From London on DVD that might have been here. YouTube have averts now.
  • Berny : @rocktu: We used to produce a series of podcasts that were available for download on Rocktopia. Other than that, there's no radio station I am aware of.
  • rocktu : Hi i would like to know was there ever a radio station of fireworks
  • rocktu : Hi
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #93 is out now! : - )
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site