"Flesh & Blood" is the thirteenth full length studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake, released May 10th 2019 on the Frontiers Records label.
Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are,“all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.
Not many bands are able to release a fully-loaded album of originals 40 years into the game, but then again, Whitesnake isn’t most bands. David Coverdale and company are on their lucky 13th studio album, “Flesh and Blood”, and the collection proves that Whitesnake is only getting more musically exciting as the years progress.
“Flesh and Blood” brings Coverdale’s powerhouse vocals and lyrics with the astute guitar playing of Chicago’s Joel Hoekstra, who co-wrote six songs on the album with Coverdale. The rest of the Whitesnake sound is fleshed out with guitarist Reb Beach, bass player Michael Devin, percussionist Tommy Aldridge and keyboard player and singer Michele Luppi.
One true stand-out on the record is “Heart of Stone,” a dramatic ballad with beautiful guitars and Coverdale’s longing vocals. There’s a modern feel to “Heart of Stone”– it would fit alongside ballads from bands such as Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed on any playlist.
Whitesnake leaves one of the best songs to last with the final track on the album, “Sands of Time.” The tune is a driving, powerful, hard rock anthem with a meaty chorus that leaves the listener with the impression of strength and excitement.
“Flesh and Blood” combines the best of what Whitesnake has always offered fans throughout the years – swelling, feel-good, anthemic rock tracks – with a modern edge that charters the band into 2019. With the high-quality songwriting, instrumentation and vocals on “Flesh and Blood,” it appears Whitesnake is on target to keep rocking for another 40 years.
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