Saturnalia – Pitchfork

The Gutter Twins: Saturnalia: Pitchfork Record Review Rating: 7.8 While so many other 1990s alt-rock acts are rehashing their hits on nostalgia package tours, Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan have pushed ahead musically without having to rely heavily on past triumphs. Dulli continues his surprisingly tenacious Twilight Singers project, and Lanegan has released two fairly well-received solo albums, although he’s better known for collaborating with Isobel Campbell and Queens of the Stone Age. Dulli and Lanegan have spent most of the 2000s collaborating flirtatiously, touring…

Forged in the Shadows

Gutter Twins: Pair forged in the shadows is thriving in the dark By TIM APPELO The Gutter Twins are the most hotly anticipated antihero rock act of the moment, not just in Seattle, but especially here, since the gloomy duo of former L.A. roommates have deep roots in our scene. Ellensburg-born Mark Lanegan’s stygian rasp made Screaming Trees almost famous at the dawn of grunge — “I Nearly Lost You” remains the best-sung tune on the “Singles” soundtrack — and Greg Dulli’s comparably semi-renowned Afghan…

Saturnalia – Rock Sound

RockSound.tv 8/10 Having fronted two of the most iconic bands of the early 90s, Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) finally unleash their long-anticipated collaborative full-length (the two have regularly paired up on previous projects). Dulli and Lanegan’s unmistakable whisky-soaked vocals sit together remarkably comfortably, neither overstepping their mark. Infused with the kinda bluesy soul that only Dulli can provide, tracks like ‘God’s Children’ recall the ’Whigs in their heyday, while ‘I Was In Love With You’ is another sublime effort….

Saturnalia – Philadelphia Inquirer

Via Philadelphia Inquirer Two elder statesmen of Nineties grunge, Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan and Afghan Whigs front man Greg Dulli, team as the Gutter Twins. The results? A dark and sinister album of deep-voiced, bluesy rock. Listeners hoping for a grunge revival can turn to hard rockers like “Idle Hands” for solace, but, overall, Saturnalia is mostly concerned with spooky spiritualism and earthy sins set to ominous, heavy ballads and anthemic crescendoes. Lanegan seems happy collaborating these days (although “happy” may be the wrong…

Saturnalia – The Independent

Via The Independent 4/5 Stars – Reviewed by Andy Gill The Gutter Twins are Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, an alliance that might cause their rehab counsellors concern, but which the rest of us should celebrate for the dark elegance of Saturnalia. The sound is heady and miasmic, with layers of guitars, keyboards and strings balanced on rolling rhythms, hedging in the listener in the same claustrophobic manner of Dulli’s Twilight Singers, while their sombre baritones convey a kind of fatalistic momentum. It’s like Marilyn…

Saturnalia – This is North Scotland

Via This is North Scotland Rating 4/5 Greg Dulli (Twilight Singers/ex-Afghan Whigs) and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan (who has also collaborated to Mercury-nominated effect with Isobel Campbell on her Ballad Of The Broken Seas) have been guesting on each other’s tours and CDs for years, but this is their first formal joint project. Accordingly, the content’s not going to surprise anyone familiar with their music; Saturnalia is haunted, bluesy rock, perhaps less sexy than one might usually expect from Dulli, but no less…

I Heart AU » The Gutter Twins Interview

I Heart AU » The Gutter Twins Dulli and Lanegan bring their righteous rock ‘n’ soul to Irish shores Amongst discerning rock fans, the most exciting new band on the planet is The Gutter Twins – two men conjuring up some dark ju-ju on their debut album ‘Saturnalia’. Except that it’s not strictly a debut, for the twins in question are Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, two men who should need little introduction following their work with Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and…

Saturnalia – BBC

Via BBC.co.uk by Helen Groom 15 February 2008 With a gestation period almost as long as an elephant, The Gutter Twins have finally released their first offering, Saturnalia, an ominous, raw, dark sounding album that scorches itself into your eardrums. The Gutter Twins are long time alt rock legends Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs), both of who have been collaborating with myriad musical partners in the years since their former outfits met their demise. Lanegan most notably partnered with Isobel Campbell…

Saturnalia – NME

NME.com 7/10 Well, what did you expect – Adele? Putting former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan – not so much human as a walking medicine cabinet – and ex-Afghan Whigs toxic avenger Greg Dulli into a studio was never going to result in a feel-good hit of the summer, was it? Such is the brooding menace throughout ‘Saturnalia’ – a debauched Roman ceremony where slaves swapped places with their masters, since you ask – you can almost hear Scott Weiland ripping up his SS cap…

Saturnalia – Aol.ca

Via http://music.aol.ca/ Though I came of age in the early ’90s, neither the Screaming Trees nor Afghan Whigs figured heavily into my musical development. I dug a few of the singles from each but I just couldn’t relate to their brand of bellowing angst – was more of a moper than a shouter. Did I say was? Even though it’s been some 15 years since either band reached their commercial peaks with Sweet Oblivion and Gentlemen respectively, the frontmen from each band have never stepped…

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