• Wed. May 29th, 2024

“Strong Enough to Survive” has arrived; the latest track from Alex Cole. Spearheading what he had dubbed the “Retro Rock Revolution,” Cole’s music takes the best elements of rock and roll of the past, and infuses it with newfound, modern energy.

I previously reviewed Alex Cole’s Bad Boy Rocker album for the site, and was ecstatic upon hearing his combination of sounds; in a world oversaturated with boring, overplayed genres of music, the album was a fantastic throwback to classic hard rock’s golden days. Cole has returned with his latest track, but how does it fare?

While I loved the retro-style rock from Cole’s last full-length album, it pleases this fan to see that he is not content to merely relive the past and make the same song over and over again. “Strong Enough to Survive” makes this statement proudly. It is a more contemporary, modern song than what we heard on his album, yet he still retain enough to appeal to an audience across all ends of the spectrum. While I personally prefer the more retro-flavored sound of the tracks from Bad Boy Rocker, none can deny that this is a strong step forward, in more ways than one. Cole’s guitar playing, the song’s solo section in particular, will melt faces around the world. No rock and roll fan should be disappointed with this Italian guitarist’s latest song.

Alex Cole is the rock and roll hero the new generation needs; “Strong Enough to Survive” is a solid new addition to his canon, fusing the best of old and new. Follow the link below to give it a listen; you will be satisfied with what you hear.




By Taylor T Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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