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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!