Now there was nothing wrong with Stone Temple Pilots, but anyone whod hoped for GunsnRoses mark II (or III) will be very seriously disappointed. Weilands dry, powerful voice cancels out the music, like light cancels out dark, or Owen Wilson cancels out Ben Stiller.
In a time when The Darkness is successfully parodying cock-rock, members of Velvet Revolver are still earnestly carrying the torch. Whether you think thats noble or laughable will probably determine your opinion of this album.
I really like this album simply because of how much energy it has, and how many memorable guitar riffs/solos there are on this album. This album is not as good as either the best GN'R album, nor the best STP album, but a lot of fun to listen to.…Full Review »