The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia (4 stars)

The Gutter Twins

(Sub Pop)


Two grunge legends for the price of one – bargain! The Gutter Twins are Greg Dulli (formerly of Afghan Whigs) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), and this joint project seamlessly blends the former’s love of soul with the latter’s bluesy death-rattle to scintillating effect. Both singers have been through the mill over the years so it’s no surprise that sin, redemption and transcendence are order of the day.

The music ranges from the epic rock of ‘Idle Hands’ to the intimate and creepy ‘Seven Stories Underground’, all of it soaked in the poignant world-weariness only a lifetime of rock’n’roll excess can provide.

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