New stuff from Carmine & Vinny Ap­pice, Kenny Aronoff, Con­verge and more

Rock’s drum star broth­ers bring the noise

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Fi­nally, hard rock’s leg­endary drum­ming bro’s, Carmine and Vinny Ap­pice have teamed up for their first joint stu­dio al­bum. Carmine is, of course, the hard rock pioneer of Vanilla Fudge; Beck, Bogert & Ap­pice and Rod Ste­wart fame; Vinny was part of Heaven And Hell, Dio and Sab­bath. Back in 2014 the pair put out a live al­bum called DrumWars–Live, but they’d never done an al­bum to­gether be­fore. So here is what we’ve waited for – the broth­ers Ap­pice have assem­bled a team of guest rock vo­cal­ists, bassists and gui­tarists too many to namecheck, but the stars of th­ese hooky, riffy-heavy rock­ers are al­ways the drums. Carmine and Vinny trade licks in ‘Sin­is­ter’, swap thun­der­ous fills in ‘Mon­sters And He­roes’ and through­out pro­vide a pound­ing rhyth­mic back­bone and cre­ate a blues-fu­elled hard rock sound that will put hairs on your hairs. ‘Bros In Drums’ nat­u­rally gives both play­ers the op­por­tu­nity to show their fan­tas­tic chops on a track that re­ally grooves, and on this and In‘ The Night’, the two play­ers lock in with the bass, pro­vid­ing a swing to the tracks with­out over­whelm­ing the songs. ‘Sud­denly’ is by far the heav­i­est track here, and the Ap­pices de­liver a les­son in metal drum­ming that will surely drop the jaws of to­day’s young play­ers. On ‘Drum Wars’ you get Carmine in one ear and Vinny in the other as they do ‘bat­tle’ with some im­pres­sive snare work, fast kicks, tribal toms, cow­bell ca­dences and sweet ride rhythms.

Broth­ers in arms: at last the Ap­pice duo team up for a stu­dio al­bum

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