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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: World On Fire

World-class musicians enrich their bond

Sometimes it can take so-called supergroups

After 2012’s highly rated Apocalyptic Love, it was clear that these talents had a natural empathy: here it’s developed to the point where it’s a strong bond. Moreover, the other three musicians are not merely providing background atmosphere; they’re crucial. With elements from Aerosmith, Zeppelin and Clutch, World On Fire is a mature album that has one foot in the 70s and the other in a more modern age. It all comes together on a diversity of material, from the swamp rock fever of The Dissident to the slow-burning stealth on Bent To Fly and the pump action from Too Far Gone. On first listen there are too many tracks, but every time you return you’ll realise there’s no weak link, and the relationship between Kennedy’s soaring voice plus Slash’s intelligent guitar craft is a triumph.

Via Roadrunner

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009.