Old fans might think this is slow and dull, but the truth is, Stone Temple Pilots deserve to be heard, and not just a fast playthrough. They deserve to be listened to, because this is a good album!
Author: Kristoffer Pettersson
The ballads on this album are quite tasty with “En eftermiddagsdröm” being a nice slow blues rock that evolves into some awesome heavy hardrocking with great guitar and nice vocals reminding me of 80s Whitesnake.
They have created their own sound and DNA which you can hear on all of their albums. They have a great sense of melody and harmonisation similar to big bands like Queen, Saga and Sparks, a pop feel like Jellyfish and the metal progressiveness of bands like Dream Theater.
Will it please the fans expecting a new “Images and Words”-album or will it please the fans hoping to listen to a new “Black Clouds and Silver Linings”? The easy answer is – None of them and both of them.