>> Slash: Live in Stoke (featuring Myles Kennedy) (2011)

Artist: Slash

Album: Live in Stoke (Featuring Myles Kennedy)

Members: Slash, Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz, Bobby Schneck

Genre: Metal

Label: Eagle Records

Tracks: 21

Release Date: November 15, 2011

Discs: 2

Rating: 2.88 (out of 4.00)

Grade: B-

I love me some good hair band heavy metal music and there are a handful of people who made that style worth listening to. One of these guys is Slash, the guitarist that became famous from being the guitarist in the band Guns N’Roses. Since then he’s went out on his own to do a solo act and this live 2 disc album is the concert at the Victoria Hall in Stoke on Trent on July 24, 2011. Vocals where done by Myles Kennedy while Slash does his signature heavy riff filled guitar playing.

I’ve heard some of Slash’s solo work, the songs sometimes work but for the most part they aren’t that good. It’s not that the sound of his guitar don’t sound good, the man is one of the top guitarist for this generation. When it comes to playing a fast song while making the chords stand out rather then like some electric noise, Slash is great at it. Writing a song that has good lyrics with someone putting good vocals behind them is a whole different story. Case in point is the song “Patience”, great song, Slash has a solo part at the end of it that just makes me want to break into air guitar it sounds so good, but the vocals by Myles Kennedy hurt the song. Not only that but the best part of the song, the opening whistle solo, isn’t even done because Myles Kennedy says he can’t whistle.

There are some other popular songs on here from his early days in Guns N’Roses and what I got the feeling of is that they where kind of trying to sound like that. In fact there are a few songs that he sounds very similar but when he’s not, Myles Kennedy’s voice sounds decent. He’s not great, at times he sounded like he might be about to have his voice crack some, it don’t, just sounds like it. I know a 2 disc CD, that’s also a concert, couldn’t have been all Slash playing the guitar the whole time, but I would rather had heard more of his solos, which there are a lot on here, just that the vocals are not quite strong enough to be fronting such a strong guitar leading song. Still, the overall effect of the 2 CD’s are songs that are very heavy metal with two hours of sounds that make you want to play air guitar and sling around some hair.
 

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