The Scroll and its Combinations
You never know what to expect from rock and roll supergroups. This one includes Monster Magnet member John McBain and ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. However, I’d have to say that this supergroup turned out quite nice. Every song has a sort of tripped out, psychedelic rock feel to it. A lot of it sounds like a jam session. I’d have to say that it’s a throwback to early ’90s pre-grunge rock, and a sound like that is definitely refreshing in today’s world of hard rock and emo punk. I can also hear the Soundgarden influence in the music. Other highlights include string arrangements and high pitched keyboards, which add to the whole Who vibe. Also, there are guest vocals by Eddie Vedder under a pseudonym. Real laid back and full of soul, this album makes for good cruisin’ in the car or laying around the house music.
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