Album Review: Whitesnake – Flesh & Blood (Frontiers Music s.r.l.)

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By: Jesse Striewski

I’m not really sure what’s more surprising; the fact I’m reviewing a new Whitesnake album in 2019, or the fact that it actually exceeds expectations. With so many bands from their era often not able to re-capture the same lightning in a bottle, Whitesnake are a definite exception.

The album’s first single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me,” was honestly a bit too generic to stir up much emotion for me. But the follow up single, “Hey You..You Make me Rock” definitely gets things back on the right track. There’s plenty of other rockers to get the party started, including “Good to See You Again,” “Trouble is Your Middle Name,” and my personal favorite off the album, “Well I Never.”

Of course there’s a couple of lighter moments as well; “Always & Forever,” “When I Think of You (Color Me Blue),” and The Beatles-inspired “After All,” which are all worthy of putting alongside any of the Snakes’ best power ballads. All in all, David Coverdale and company have assembled here 13 tracks more than just a little deserving of a listen that I might actually come back to hear again soon myself.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

 

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