Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - 4
Friday Release # 132
The album "4", by "Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators".
This is Slash's fifth solo album and his fourth as part of "Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals).
The album "4" was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, The Highwomen, Chris Stapleton and more), and is slightly different from the previous material the band released, in terms of sound and style. Producer Dave Cobb noted that the band members have expressed their desire to record the album as much as possible "Live", including a guitar and live solo.
It is first album ever released on the new label "Gibson Records", the iconic guitar brand born in Nashville and that is probably the reason that the band chose to record it in Nashville and take a producer who works and lives in Nashville.
In October 2021, Slash and the conspirators released the official music video for the first single "The River Is Rising", a rock bomb with Grunge touches, that features a slightly different sound and style from what we're used to so far from the band, which only left us an appetite for more new material.
By the way, the Grunge touches that will remind you of "Alice In Chains" and "Soundgarden" can be heard in other songs on the album, such as "Whatever Gets You By" and "Spirit Love" with the Eastern sitar sound.
On December 2021 the single "Fill My World" - Kennedy's love song for his dog was released. The song is led by a guitar riff who will surely remind you of something ... you just can not miss the resemblance to another "hit" that Slash co-wrote.
The third single "Call off the Dogs" also reminded us of what Slash's mother band could have done 35 years earlier, powerful high-pitched Hard Rock.
The musical diversity of the album is reflected in songs like the catchy "C'est La Vie" with the "Talk Box" effect, the classic heavy metal riff of "The Path Less Followed", the heavy boogie of "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" whose guitar line sound reminded us a bit "Led Zeppelin" and of course the epic and dynamic "Fall Back to the Earth", which could have been the theme song in one of the James Bond's films and closes the album