World On Fire

by Slash

Released on WM UK

Slash’s third solo offering is actually his second with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz providing bass and drums respectively) and, after the guest-star bonanza of his first, is the sound of a band really finding their feet.

The songs are loud, bombastic and confident, with some of the riffs among Slash’s finest ('World on Fire' and 'Wicked Stone' stand out particularly) and Myles’ vocals typically impressive.

The album doesn’t break the mould- it’s simply everything you’d expect from a Slash record and is one of the best rock albums of the year.

by Dave hmv Merlin Park