The Jelly Jam ProFiT Mas­cot

Guitar Techniques - - REVIEWS -

Rock su­per­groups can of­ten oc­cupy mag­a­zine front cov­ers and so­cial me­dia fren­zies but not al­ways come up with the goods. Not so here with The Jelly Jam’s fourth al­bum, which def­i­nitely does de­liver ‘the goods’! Com­pris­ing Ty Ta­bor (King’s X), Rod Mor­gen­stein (Dixie Dregs/Winger) and John Ayung (Dream Theater), the mu­sic is in­volv­ingly multi-lay­ered; thick dis­torted gui­tar tones, con­ven­tional and non con­ven­tional chord pro­gres­sions, acous­tic strum­ming, multi-lay­ered vo­cals, pound­ing drums, key­boards and thun­der­ous bass riffs. Of course, all this is to be ex­pected in prog rock (this is the home of Rush, Dream Theater and Steven Wilson af­ter all!) and the al­bum is ap­pro­pri­ately themed (a prophet saves the world) but it’s more about good songs than be­ing too clever or tricksy. Open­ing track, Care has a thun­der­ous down-tuned riff and solid vo­cals from Ta­bor. Other stun­ners in­cluded the slow rif­fer Mr Man, clean tones in Ghost Town and ex­quis­ite slide gui­tar mo­ments on Heaven and Fallen. An al­bum for re­peated lis­ten­ings!

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