Album Review: Lynyrd Skynyrd – God and Guns

January 28, 2010

Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & GunsTitle: God and Guns
Artist:  Lynyrd Skynyrd
Label: Roadrunner
Released: Out Now
In one word: Southern

Lynyrd Skynyrd have their art down to, well an art-form and any Skynyrd release will sound like just as you’d imagine (which will never match up to “Free Bird” of course). The title says it all really; they know their audience well and know their limits.

The music, albeit obviously being a precursor to the music of which Nickelback follows and borrows in a similar modern-rustic route, is slickly produced but still the kinda rootsy singalong stadium type. “Southern Ways” is the best example of this (it also sounds a lot like “Sweet Home Alabama”).

John 5 (you know, Marilyn Manson’s uber guitarist) is on this record which is awesome, sadly he doesn’t give his own distinctively weird twang to the writing/playing but stays true to the Lynyrd Skynyrd way.

All in all this record is typical Skynyrd that you can’t really go wrong with and if you like ‘em enough to buy anything that’s not a best-of you won’t be disappointed.

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