“Have you heard the news? The apocalypse is coming, and it ain’t your daddy’s blues.” The Apocalypse Blues Revue is back with their sophomore album, The Shape Of Blues To Come. While this may be a side project for a couple of guys from a tremendously successful mainstream metal act (Godsmack), it’s also much more than that. There is a grand tradition in the pantheon of blues rock greats, that of the second album that literally defines a band: Led Zeppelin II, Beck-Ola, Mountain’s Nantucket Sleighride, to name but a few. Somewhere there is a kid who has been listening to Godsmack, who will now come to know The Apocalypse Blue Revue, and from this revelation of the blues they will back pedal through time and space to discover the long and honorably trod path that leads to Robert Johnson, the Kings (B.B., Albert, and Freddie), all the way forward to the Doors and the British blues rock boom, which finally leads straight to today.