There's little argument that Slash is a great guitarist, capable of making rock and blues clichés sound fresh. On his solo project, Slash's Snakepit, he plays a lot and most of his playing is quite amazing. It's too bad that nobody in the band bothered to write any songs.
If you were wondering why Slash, one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, chose to throw in his lot with Myles Kennedy, one of the greatly undistinguished hard rock vocalists of his generation, consider this: if you spent your life battling temperaments like Axl Rose and Scott Weiland, you'd choose somebody who's easy to get along with too. Touring and playing with Kennedy clearly is easier on Slash's soul, and the music on Apocalyptic Love, his second solo album and first to feature Myles on vocals throughout, reflects this ease. It may be hard and heavy but it sounds relaxed, Slash and company doing the music they do best: namely, L.A. sleaze rock basics, thickly layered with guitars. There are absolutely no surprises here – it opens with a cascade of wah-wahs and quickly settles into grinding boogie derived from Aerosmith – but unlike either Slash's Snakepit or the 2010 Slash, Apocalyptic Love never tries too hard, so it winds up satisfying on its own limited scale.
2010 solo album from guitar-slinging Rock icon Slash (Guns n' Roses, Velvet Revolver). On this, his first solo album, Slash collaborates with a wide variety of vocalists and showcases his diverse, surprising and exciting personal side. Features appearances from Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Astbury, Fergie, Iggy Pop, Adam Levine, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl and many others.
2010's release of Slash's first ever debut solo album was a worldwide success. It garnered both critical and fan acclaim around the globe, debuted #3 on the US Billboard Charts and went on to sell 230k+ albums in the US alone. Supported by 7 tours around the globe, sell out shows, a Super Bowl appearance and countless media appearances, the project set the tone for Slash to be recognized as the true rock icon for today. "Apocalyptic Love" is a true return to form for Slash. Born out of the live band experience that he created on the last album, with a top-notch line up of musicians, this new album promises to be a return to ROCK. A straight forward, balls to the wall rock album that Slash fans have known him for throughout his career. Featuring vocals throughout the album by Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), and one of rock's tightest backing bands consisting of Brent Fitz on drums and Todd Kerns on bass, this album promises to further solidify Slash's place atop the Rock world throne.