- Summary: The debut solo album for the Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist was produced by Eric Valentine and features guest appearances by Chris Cornell, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, and Fergie, as well as former Guns N' Roses members, Izzy Stadlin, Duff McKagan, and Steve Adler.
- Record Label: Dik Hayd
- Genre(s): Rock
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Slash goes through all the proper motions (distorted guitars, squint-eyed staring-into-the-distance guitar solos, loads of star power), but the end product doesn't satisfy me on a visceral level, and closer examination only magnifies the fact Slash can't establish instant chemistry with just any name he pulls out of his address book.
Mar 29, 2011Awesome album - every track is winner. It's great to hear Ozzy back on form with Crucify the Dead, his previous albums have been off the markAwesome album - every track is winner. It's great to hear Ozzy back on form with Crucify the Dead, his previous albums have been off the mark for me, but this sounds like the Ozzmosis era. Some more great tracks featuring Ian Astbury and some surprisingly good stuff featuring Fergie (I'm not a fan of the Black Eyed Peas), she's got a fantastic voice when put to good use! Slash's distinctive licks pull it all together and breathe life through it with his own unique sound.
For someone who's grown up through 90's rock, this stuff is superb. You don't really get this sound any more, and for me it's spot on. How it reviewed critically as poorly as it did, I have no idea. I guess it's not contemporary enough for today's critics, but for me this sound never gets old.… Expand
Aug 12, 2010Great album. Not revolutionary or innovative, but By the sword written by my favorite guitarists and my favorite...Musician (andrew stockdale)Great album. Not revolutionary or innovative, but By the sword written by my favorite guitarists and my favorite...Musician (andrew stockdale) Is genious. Slash and fergie was a great combination along with Ozzy, the concept of the albumwas cool too.… Expand
Oct 23, 2010At first I found the album a little too 'pop' for my liking, especially coming from the former guitar player of Guns N' Roses. But Slash isAt first I found the album a little too 'pop' for my liking, especially coming from the former guitar player of Guns N' Roses. But Slash is still an excellent and well crafted album. The varying singers works well enough for the most part and Slash seems to fit in well with them throughout. 'Saint is a Sinner Too' can be skipped over, though.… Expand
Apr 16, 2012For me Slash was already a hero. But when i started listing at this.. I think this is the best thing Slash did in the music world. to badFor me Slash was already a hero. But when i started listing at this.. I think this is the best thing Slash did in the music world. to bad there are songs i dislike like Gotten and We're All Gonna Die. But playing with all these artists and making such great music was some kind of reborn of Slash. Hopefully the new album will be like this great album… Expand
Aug 21, 2010Great guitar play and Slash should be proud of the effort.
What it makes me think of? How good would this album be with a lyricist that fitsGreat guitar play and Slash should be proud of the effort.
What it makes me think of? How good would this album be with a lyricist that fits Slash's style.
Slash go find a way to make it work with your former lead singer...not named Weiland… Expand
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