Slash- Apocalyptic Love

\"\" by Reggie Edwards When Slash puts his name on something, it’s expected to be amazing. Let’s face it, the man is a legend. His 2010 self-titled solo debut was an instant hit and catapulted him back to the top of the rock scene while Velvet Revolver is on hiatus. Slash’s 2010 self-titled release was an amazing album and featured some of the biggest names in rock and metal such as the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Kid Rock Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Lemmy (Motorhead) and the lineup from Slash’s days with Guns n Roses- well, everyone except Axl, of course. Slash was an amazing release but it lacked one thing in my book- frontman consistency. I loved, loved, loved hearing all the voices and big names on that record, but I think it would have been even better had there been one singer throughout. Enter 2012 and Slash has released highly-anticipated follow-up- Apocalyptic Love. To add to the success of his 2010 release, Slash has brought in Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, and The Conspirators. This record is everything you would expect and everything you could possibly want from Slash- amazing guitar riffs, epic solos, and great writing. Apocalyptic Love is the epitome of what a rock record should be in every way. It’s not often that you find an album that’s complete every way, but Slash has pulled it off on this one. Everything from Slash’s guitar-work to Kennedy’s lyric-writing and vocals to the work of The Conspirators to the production quality of the record, this is one of the most exquisite and beautifully done masterpieces of the year. Rating: 9/10