SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators “Apocalyptic Love” – #1 For My Rock ‘N Roll Soul

SLASH – As of June 15th, 2012, my choice for #1 Hard Rock album of the year is Apocalyptic Love. I don’t see that #1 ranking changing either, unless there is a Rock ‘N Roll miracle and some other Hard Rock album knocks me on my ass while I’m begging for Rockin’ mercy. Just isn’t gonna happen. Am I too easy? No. I listen to many, many average albums that I don’t even bother to write about. Apocalyptic Love is different from any other Hard Rock album I’ve digested in 2012; when I feel it, man, it’s like an adrenaline rush that I want to experience again and again.

It’s always going to be a personal thing when it comes to music or any art. I’ve seen the worst looking art at the Modern Museum Of Art that has been crowned timeless and priceless! Then I’ve seen art that I would buy if I was a billionaire. The 13 songs on Apocalyptic Love are so immensely intense with everything I want from a Hard Rock album. You don’t have to be a billionaire to buy into the RNFN’R that Slash, Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators play. This album is Hard Rock for the here and now… and future Rock generations too.

Slash and Myles Kennedy aren’t just a remarkable duo as performers; they are remarkable songwriters as well. Just where will these two men of Hard Rock place on the all-time list of historic Rock ‘N Roll duos in the year 2050? I place them high right now in 2012. It’s not easy to write 13 songs with guitar parts that are all so unique either. No redundancy or short-changing the fans can be heard by my ears on Apocalyptic Love. No shortcuts… period.

With songs like Halo, We Will Roam, Anastasia, No More Heroes and Bad Rain, this album becomes a classic for me… and I haven’t even mentioned the other 8 songs. Yes, Apocalyptic Love is such a moving listen for me that it brings F’n tears to my eyes and ostrich bumps on my arms and face, while lifting me up at times when I’m down. Maybe someone out there knows what I’m talking about, maybe not. I don’t really give a shit. This is about what the album has done for me and my Rock ‘N Roll soul.

Anytime I listen to Myles Kennedy sing, I shake my head and wish Slash met up with him pre-1987 and the other whining singer he once played with became a milk truck delivery driver. I can’t possibly be alone with that feeling and if I am, again, I don’t give a shit. Slash tapped into some kind of mystical Rock ‘N Roll stuff during these post Guns ‘N Roses years and he’s caught Rock ‘N Roll lightning in an F’n bottle. No way will I disregard the magic of Myles Kennedy, however. I’ve never heard such a Hard Rock album such as this. Each song is an F’n hit single; back in the day when the American media actually embraced Hard Rock and Heavy Metal that is.

Picture this: you take the best of what psyches-you-out about old school Hard Rock and couple that with what elevates your soul from Hard Rock today; that combination for me equates to Apocalyptic Love. Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal albums will come and go, only this is an album that isn’t going away for me. I’ll keep this Apocalyptic Love CD within my arms reach for a very, very, very long time. Metal be thy name.

Apocalyptic Love was released on May 22nd, 2012, via DIK HAYD Records.


The Band:

Slash – guitar

Myles Kennedy – vocals & guitar

Brent Fitz – drums, percussion, electric piano,

Todd Kerns – bass & vocals


Apocalyptic Love

One Last Thrill

Standing In The Sun

You’re A Lie

No More Heroes


We Will Roam


Not For Me

Bad Rain

Hard & Fast

Far And Away

Shots Fired


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3 Responses to “SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators “Apocalyptic Love” – #1 For My Rock ‘N Roll Soul”

  1. Now that two reliable metal sources (my sister is the other one) have sung this album’s praises, I must go and buy it. Hell, even the metal hating Sun newspaper gave it four out of five. Thanks for visiting it.

    • Metal Odyssey Says:

      Excellent you’re gonna buy “Apocalyptic Love”!! Your sister has fine Rockin’ taste in music! You won’t believe how this album, how these guys… ROCK!! Whoa.

      You should also buy the “live” CD from SLASH & his boyz… it came out this year too… “Made In Stoke”. Recorded live over on your side of the Atlantic! Best “live” album of 2012 and now the best Hard Rock album of 2012 from SLASH… (in my Metal opinion). 🙂 \m/\m/

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