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Whitesnake: Flesh & Blood
Whitesnake - Flesh & Blood Music Review

Whitesnake: Flesh & Blood

Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

The indomitable David Coverdale is back with his equally irrepressible Whitesnake. Recently celebrating a 40 year musical history, Whitesnake has found time to hit the studio to record their lucky 13th album, Flesh & Blood. The album features Coverdale writing songs with new guitarist, Chicagoan Joel Hoekstra, but also guitarist Reb Beach as well.

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Flesh & Blood finds Coverdale and friends in excellent form, their music spot on. Recently, their label, Frontiers Music, has been proffering the hash tag #RockAin'tDead across social media for their bands and albums. This certainly applies to the latest Whitesnake long-player. We all know the Whitesnake sound, melodic hard rock with a twinge of blues, and especially Covedale's vocal timbre and power. There's no guess work here. And the immediate conclusion, especially if you're a fan, is simple: go buy the album.

Yet, characteristically, it's worth mentioning some of the tunes within. Needless to say, Whitesnake put their best foot forward in the first three singles. Shut Up & Kiss Me and Trouble Is Your Middle Name are classic AOR melodic hard rock, intending to blow up your car speakers as you motor through a summer day. This is Coverdale and Whitesnake at their most dangerously entertaining best. Some Eighties nostalgia is not a bad thing either. With Hey You (You Make Me Rock) invites a more modern feeling with the thunder, but up beat groove, of heavy metal rock.

As for that twist of blues, you'll hear it at the start with Good To See You Again, an obvious live set opening number, but also within Trouble Is Your Middle Name, and the swift rocker Get Up. Something of a heavier AOR arena anthem comes with Always & Forever. Then more traditional ballads arrive with When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue) and the pleasant acoustic tune, After All. All said, Flesh & Blood is another well-rounded, satisfying, and highly entertaining album of melodic hard rock. In other words, pure Whitesnake. Easily recommended. Get it.


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Flesh & Blood is another well-rounded, satisfying, and highly entertaining album of melodic hard rock. In other words, pure Whitesnake. Easily recommended. Get it.

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