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Walk The Sky

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The EP features a new studio track, "Last Rites", written, recorded and completed entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown, and six live tracks taken from their American Victorious Sky Tour.

It's kinda like a John Carpenter movie — this old-school synth-wave kind of vibe," Tremonti explained in a 2019 interview with Kerrang!With its amplifiers dialled up to 11, and with vocalist Myles Kennedy hitting the high notes like an air-balloonist with a death wish, what is on offer here is superior music from a fearless band. In doing so, the band understand that power is nothing without control; when the music is reined in, as it is on parts of the Soundgarden-esque Walking On The Sky – not in the sky, you’ll notice, but on it – they purr like a finely tuned engine popping out for a pint of milk and a paper.

On the heavier side of things, I particularly enjoyed 'Indoctrination' which features a Sitar-like instrument and a wicked beat and 'Forever Falling', which sees Tremonti taking lead duty following his significant improvement as frontman of his own act. When they go into the chorus, singer Myles Kennedy harmonizes brilliantly over Tremonti’s guitar riff that would surely make Neal Schon smile. The Sound Vapors Podcast was launched in November of 2018 and listeners can hear interviews with some of their favorite musicians, actors, actresses and people in the world of sports. We challenge ourselves to not repeat ourselves and find new inspiration to add a different layer to what we do. As someone who is quite familiar with the various side projects related to AB such as the aforementioned Tremonti as well as Projected, Slash and the Conspirators and the Mayfield Four, I consider myself rather well versed in the musical talents of Myles, Mark, Brian and Scott.

Some of those feelings can be understandably dark but I also feel a glimmer of hope, even within some of the darkest places of the record. Ultimately, 'WTS' offers perfectly competent hard rock that is almost certain to satisfy long-term fans. This is simply by the sound and feel of the next couple of songs but hopefully you’ll pick up what I’m laying down. And then Forever Falling came and I could not believe how great this guitar mage progressed with his singing voice.

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