Slash – Apocalyptic Love (Universal Music Canada)

Sounding more like Guns N Roses do than Guns N Roses themselves, former GnR guitarist Slash delivers a terrific rock n roll record with Apocalyptic Love. While vocalist Myles Kennedy sounds a little too Axl Rose-ish at times, he more than holds his own throughout these 15 tracks. Slash himself is in top form, delivering a series of blistering guitar solos that help him stand out as an original. This is a no-holds barred rock n roll record that sounds as at home in 2012 as it would have been in Los Angeles in 1987; the sound is current yet owes a great debt to Slash’s incomparable history.