*Exit epic guitar solo*
A couple weeks ago, Slash, former guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, along with other well-known vocalists and guitarists ranging form Ozzy Osbourne to Fergie, released his first single album entitled “Slash”.
This album has received much praise from reviewers and other professionals, and it certainly deserves that praise.
Prior to its release, bits of songs here and there and two full songs were put on the internet to promote the album. Koshi Inaba from the renowned Japanese band B’z is featured in one of the full songs that was put up on the internet; the song is “Sahara”. When I first heard it, I knew that this album was going to be amazing. Or should I say LEGENDARY!
What makes this album truly epic is the number of artists that have featured in this album.
Fergie features in the song “Beautiful Dangerous”, which I personally think is one of the best in the album.
Some other artists featured are M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, Miles Kennedy from Alter Bridge, Chris Cornell from Audioslave, and much, much more.
Alright, enough talking. It’s time you hear it for yourselves!
Preview of all the songs in the album.
And my favorite song from the album, “Promise”, featuring Chris Cornell from Audioslave.
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Me? I am listening to “A Little Piece of Heaven” by Avenged Sevenfold. Why? My iTunes Library is on shuffle and this was the song playing. But there is a more significant reason. While listening to this song, I was reminded of the tragic death of the drummer in this band, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan”. He died on December 28th, 2009 at the age of 28.
The Rev was an amazing drummer. The first time I heard of this band was when I heard the song “Seize the Day” on the top charts. While I listened, it was not the guitar that caught my attention, nor was it the vocals. It was the drums. His playing style is truly one of a kind. In most songs he plays double base, meaning two base drums with both feet. Avenged Sevenfold is a hard rock/metalcore/heavy metal band with the occasional country style songs. Here is a video of my favorite Avenged Sevenfold (or A7X) song:
And here is the Rev himself, playing “Beast and the Harlot”. Intense drumming right there. It also features him using the double base at its max.
Embedding has been disabled by request (how lame) so here is the link:
I assure you, it is worth the watch.
To any rock & roll fans out there, give this band a listen!
R.I.P Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.