December 19, 2011

Slash (album) standard edition

Slash (album)

Released: March 2010

Track: 14 (standard edition), plus other versions variation

Label: EMI (United States), Universal Music (Japan), Roadrunner Records (Europe), Sony Music (Australia)

Producer: Eric Valentine, Kevin Churko, Kid Rock

In an age of hard rock / heavy metal entering an era when the guitar solo action considered obsolete, are considered boring, and can be ignored, then the term "guitar god" (guitar god) actually become irrelevant. Moreover, when the gods are come down the mountain to cast albums. Will the public would see him still as a knight bergitar, or even more desire and attention to music and composition that she has to offer in it? It was then that the gods themselves could go on the road when it is impossible to rely only incision or how to swing an ax. He should offer a way to create songs that must be great and memorable.

Slash is one of the iconic guitar god's most easily recognizable in the era of the 90s, when he was with Guns N 'Roses --- dubbed the "World's Most Dangerous Band" --- rule the world with a lunge persilatan both musically and news violent stories they produce. Slash's appearance is simple: impress grim, cool, leather jackets, hair kriwil, high hat, sunglasses, cigarette dangling from his lips, and the Gibson Les Paul guitar. Perfect for a figure of a rock star. Moreover, the incision in the "Sweet Child O'Mine", "Welcome to the Jungle", and "November Rain" and "Estranged" has now become a classic.

After that, preceded the emergence of grunge, was born the era when the guitar solo slowly abandoned and must share equal space in the band. It is a hard rock band as a guitarist is now impossible to rely on the main dish, but the whole individual. Even in post-rock genre that actually gives the opportunity of a lead guitarist (lead guitarist) to perform like crazy thanks to the habit of giving birth instrumental song, the guitar solo is completely damped and infiltrates into the composition as a whole.

When the August 2005 issue of Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest World Guitarist, Slash may be reasonable if the name disappeared. He tersalip by a guitarist who could be more stylish or more qualified musicality, such as John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Edge (U2), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), even by Joni Mitchell --- a singer-songwriter folk- who gave birth to legendary rock song "Big Yellow Taxi."

But despite changing times and trends of less sided with him, Slash still run mission mesiah. Evidently he was able to get back on track success by forming Velvet Revolver. After the Velvet Revolver broke up, he issued his first solo album, titled his own name. Some think that this album Chinese Democracy comes to silence that is often ridiculed as Axl Rose solo album with the label Guns N 'Roses. If Chinese Democracy shows Guns N 'Roses that have been messy, Slash, instead, the power to unite the mission by calling all the best collaborators he wants. On this album Slash able to bring back all the friends in Guns N 'Roses Appetite for Destruction era, except Axl Rose, of course.

From here we can see how the hostility of Slash vs Axl Rose is similar to the competition vs. Roger Waters David Gilmour or John Lennon vs. Paul McCartney. Moreover the presence of vocalists such as Fergie, is perfectly able to replace Axl Rose, both from the way singing, twisted, nasal voice, and power.

On this album, the most interesting may notice how the display and choose vocalist Slash. It is worth remembering every song must be filled vocalist character and do not let the album seems to have defective or failing only because of a mistake to choose a singer, especially as he was not skillful guitarists like Steve Vai or very ngulik like Tom Morello. From this side, Slash is a great choice and jellies. Guest vocalist on this album the average icon of the hard rock / heavy metal same generation with him, among others, Ian Astbury (The Cult), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Kid Rock; veterans like Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Lemmy Kilmeister (Motorhead ); or junior as M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), and Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother). This option shows the way how could he get rid of Slash Axl Rose.

Interestingly, he was able to produce songs that fit with the character of the vocalist's. Duet with M. Shadows produced songs wrapped powered up thrash metal, with Adam Levine creates sweet ballads and easy listening, Ozzy was born with a great gothic rock nuanced, with Myles Kennedy was able to sing the "Starlight", a typical slow rock solid. To accentuate the ego self, Slash featuring an instrumental number with Dave Grohl (drums) and Duff McKagan (bass) are majestic, rhythmic, and of course full of the roar and the incision guitar sound.

Slash is very fit for all fans of hard rock, especially those who are infatuated with the character of the era of the late 80s and the decade of the 1990s. This album is totally driven by guitar, full of an abundance of energy, it displays the quality of Slash in their entirety. An album of hard rock / heavy metal true, could be charming old fans because there are pioneers of heavy metal and able to attract young listeners because of a successful collaboration with leading contemporary rockers, including smooth blend with a little hip-hop and orchestral elements. Naturally, if a professional review or affiliated with classic rock guitar praise this album, while the mainstream media gave considerable value.

On this album we'll be back watching and listening to how a guitar god especially as he continues to remain consistently powerful album spawned off from the various press of problems in his career. Songs here average catchy, able to quench the thirst of devotees of rock music. Although it could be considered less innovative, this is an album filled with high standards of taste.

Best track: 01 - Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury) 14 - We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop) 09 - Watch This Dave (feat. Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan) 02 - Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne ) 11 - Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows) 12 - Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)