Review: VELVET REVOLVER Meet The Challenge On Much-Anticipated 'Contraband'

Jon Wiederhorn of has posted a review of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", due on May 18 through RCA Records.

"In some ways 'Contraband' is the sum of its parts," he writes. "Slash fires off an arsenal of bluesy metal riffs and serpentine solos, [Duff] McKagan and [Matt] Sorum lay down throbbing, swaggering rhythms and [Scott] Weiland sings in a voice that's equal parts rage and pained regret. But while VELVET REVOLVER conjure the ghosts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and '80s [GUNS N' ROSES], there are lots of other demons at play that drive 'Contraband', and prevent it from sounding retro." [Read more]


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