Army Of Anyone Army Of Anyone

With former Stone Temple Pilots front-man Scott Weiland basking in the glow of rock stardom in the inexplicably popular Velvet Revolver, it seems only right that the musical brains behind his former band should try and make a comeback of sorts. Having abandoned the Weiland-less Talk Show project after just one album in the late ’90s, brothers Dean and Robert DeLeo have teamed with former Filter ("Hey Man, Nice Shot” and "Take A Picture”) front-man Richard Patrick and producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s "The Wall”) to create an album of thundering, high voltage, albeit not terribly fresh, pseudo-grunge melodic metal. (David Lee Roth’s former drummer, Ray Luzier, rounds out the line-up.) The disc has no pretensions of being anything more than a slick rock record, but what makes it at all interesting is the teaming of the DeLeos’ knack for writing incredibly hooky songs and Patrick’s undeniably powerful voice. In the context of other rockers who had their heyday 15 years ago, Army of Anyone stands above the crowd. (EMI)