Classic Rock Presents: Apocalyptic Love (fanpack edition) Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
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Classic Rock Presents Slash Fan Pack cover is for illustrative purposes only - artwork is yet to be confirmed. On sale a full four weeks before the regular UK album release, Classic Rock's Slash Fan Pack includes the top-hatted guitar hero's brilliant new album in full his second as a solo artist plus a 132-page magazine dedicated to every aspect of how this unique album was written and recorded. Fans who buy the Slash Fan Pack will not only be able to hear the album weeks ahead of its release into record stores, they will get the exclusive low down on all the tracks, all the band members, including Myles Kennedy, the Alter Bridge vocalist who has co-authored all the tracks with Slash, as well as the background on Slash's plans for the future. The Fan Pack magazine is 100% Slash-approved and contains major exclusive new interviews with Slash, Myles and every member of the band, plus producer Eric Valentine and album sleeve designer, Frank Maddox. This album is Slash's second as a solo artist - his first, simply titled Slash was released in 2010 - and the second time the legendary former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist has released an album with Classic Rock in Fan Pack form. The magazine is also packed with a wealth of rare shots of Slash and his band in action and also includes an official die-cast metal Slash pin badge and a giant poster. A must for all Slash fans.
Top Customer Reviews
The album itself "Apocalyptic Love" is a rock fuelled funk filled adrenaline rush of old school rock and roll and it's clear from the outset that the album has one intention and that's to rock, it's an album full of great riffs such as the opening song the title track "Apocalyptic Love" with its funk driven riff that has Myles Kennedy using his full vocal range to drive the song on and features a great sing along chorus. "One Last Thrill" starts out with a scream in the background before Kennedy delivers the lyrics at 100 miles rate; it's a great piece of punk rock. It shows Kennedy has many different styles of vocals. It's also topped off by a trademark Slash solo. There's some great drumming and bass playing from Brent Fitz and Todd kerns on the song "Standing In The Sun", both Fitz and Kerns are part of slash's live band.Read more ›
The riffs, the huge chorus's, beautiful lyrics and that voice of Myles's serve up one hell of a listening experience.
All the incredients for the perfect album are present. The rythmn section in Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns provide the perfect backbone.
Slash's guitar genius was made for Myles's vocal beauty.
This isn't just for Slash / Alter Bridge fans, its for fans of great rock music.
On the other hand, this one sticks to a tried and tested formula and is one axe wielding, gun toting, mean hombre of a record. It's how 21st century rock'n'roll should sound: it doesn't need any further reinventions thanks. Derivative in places? Of course. Why not? I hear Guns'n'Roses, Aerosmith and The Cult in these songs. Slash has always been the sort of artist who makes no bones about his influences, especially his personal guitar heroes. And yet, when I listen to the sheer variety of riffs on this record, there are still new twists and turns that you simply don't hear much from Slash's peers in the hard rock metal sphere.
And Myles Kennedy sounds like he means it here. His voice is punkier and it's got a snarl with attitude behind it, quite different from his Alterbridge material which often has a much more earnest and reflective post grunge vibe about it. But then hanging around with Slash on the road for three years would do that to a man.
There are very few fillers on the album, though the ballads are, in my view, probably the weakest tracks. Nonetheless, there are potential classics galore which will no doubt feature in Slash's live set for years: the title track, "One Last Thrill" (if you like Velvet Revolver's albums you'll love this), "Anastasia" (it stomps like mid 80s Aerosmith and the guitar solo is a speed trip), "We Will Roam" (probably the strongest chorus on the album), "Bad Rain" (you can tell Slash listens to AC/DC) and "Shots Fired" (a rock'n'roll metal gallop).
Classic metal release of the year so far!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing album, one of the best I've heard. Slash is of course epic with some serious solos, but Miles Kennedy is the true star here - his voice like a more refined Axl Rose.Published 1 month ago by Shinyrock300
Good album. Definitely worth buying if you like Slash and his guitar playing styje.Published 2 months ago by PJ