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Saturnalia – Colorado Springs Independent

Colorado Springs Independent : Sound Advice
Sounds like: New millennium alt-rock

Short take: ’90s players inspired in Gutter

There’s a decidedly dark edge to be explored within the alluring guitars and haunting keys of Saturnalia, a debut collaboration between longtime friends Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age). Unlike any album Dulli’s previously created, this 12-track effort mixes louder guitar rock (“God’s Children”) motifs with alternative rock song structures (“Seven Stories Underground”) — both of which fall right in line with Lanegan’s past. The cornerstone is “Front Street,” delivered in such a maniacal fashion, you could picture a smiling Michael Madsen singing it before cutting off someone’s ear. Saturnalia might not catapult Dulli and Lanegan into the spotlight, but the album remains noteworthy nevertheless. — John Benson

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