RYAN ROXIE – Imagine Your Reality

RYAN ROXIE - Imagine Your Reality
  • 5/10
    RYAN ROXIE - Imagine Your Reality - 5/10


Cargo Records UK
Release date: May 25, 2018

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Imagine Your Reality is the debut solo effort from Ryan Roxie. Roxie is best known as Alice Cooper’s lead guitarist and collaborator, and has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke, and has been a member of Classic Rock band Casablanca. Roxie has pulled in an impressive list of collaborating musicians for his first debut. Most notably, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, who provides guest vocals on “California Man”, and drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), who provides drums on “Big Rock Show”, “Me Generation”, and “Nevermind Me’. Roxie’s singing voice has a gravelly quality to it, calling to mind Taime Down of Faster Pussycat.

The record is well produced, and has a good sound, but the material is sterile and uninteresting. The lyrics and melodies for the most part are generic and trite, more interested in rhyming than quality. The guitar offers little outside the box of clichéd riffs and leads, and it sounds contrived across the board. Imagine Your Reality sounds very much like the soundtrack to a movie about a bluesy rock band that almost made it big. In fact, “Over And Done” immediately calls to mind Crucial Taunt’s version of “Ballroom Blitz” from Wayne’s World. Fans of Bluesy Rock, 70s and early 80s Rock may want to check this out.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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