Cage The Gods - Badlands review

They may be the latest in a long line of British 'saviours of rock', but - refreshingly - on this evidence, guitarist Jam and his Cage The Gods mates certainly have the tunes to back up the hype.

Wearing their influences proudly on their sleeves, we witness The Cult being channelled on Favourite Sin - and The Ending has a huge Alter Bridge tilt, thanks in no small part to singer peter Comerford's Myles Kennedy- esque range.

There's plenty of Kennedy's pal Slash in the pot as well: the title track has a slither
of, er... Slither to it, which is certainly no bad thing.

4 out of 5

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).