I don’t know if you’ve noticed that supergroups are on the rise again… Art Of Anarchy fall in this category with the involvement of Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), Bumblefoot (Guns ‘n’ Roses), John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob, Operation Mindcrime), as well as the rather unknown twin brothers Votta.
The project was an inspiration of guitarist Jon Votta who is the main songwriter of the material with Bumblefoot, who except from the album’s credits share a 18-year old friendship from New York’s music circles. Weiland came up as the ideal singer to perform this material, and I must say that listening to the album I have to agree. Musically, the album finds itself in the ‘90s hugging grunge tightly, and with some traces of groove metal, probably coming from the Disturbed connection, emphasizing on melody and the unique raspy self-destructive voice of Weiland being the star of the show on every second of the album. Yes, he is that good and his vocals lift the album off, because composition-wise isn’t such a big deal.
Now, as far as the perspective of Art Of Anarchy what’s interesting is that the album was created in 2011-2013 during Bumblefoot’s brakes from Guns, while Weiland received the tracks via e-mail, sung on them and sent them back to mix. At the same time, it seems that most of them have something other going, whether it’s solo (Weilad), or a band (Bumblefoot, Moyer), so it’s most unlikely that we’ll see them sharing a stage or existing as a band. Their work on the album though is pretty good, and we hope they keep it up.