Schenker’s impeccable songwriting skills and flawless guitar playing are as colourful as his controversial past, making him one of rock’s greatest figures. The last decade has found Schenker return to his roots and this can be clearly heard on Resurrection. What he has here done is reunite with three past MSG vocalists and his current frontman Doogie White, as well as three former MSG instrumentalists, to flesh out the band. It’s a novel idea that proves to be an entertaining nod to the past, without sounding dated. Schenker remains relevant and vital not only as a guitarist, but as an artist.
Resurrection is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.