With such renowned names as Nick Oliveri, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan attached to this project, anyone could be forgiven for expecting some original rock and above all well written tracks.
However, with a few exceptions (notably "Meth I hear you calling" and "Girl's like Christ" which are poor songs in themselves) the majority of the tracks are rather incongruous in their construction. They contain juvenile and undeveloped lyrics that would not be out of place in a soft-indie band, accompanied by equally mundane and basic rock riffs. There are a number of softer acoustic songs also, but bear no originality or inspiration in themselves either, just repetition and tedium.
There is an occasional occurrence of distortion that appears to only be present to remind you that this is supposed to be a rock record, and trademark Oliveri screaming enthusiasm in the vocals, but they seem out of place when matched with the simple and monotonous remains of the song.
I admit that Nick Oliveri's role in the Queens of The Stone Age was my influence in purchasing this CD but with complete impartiality I can say this would seem uninspired to most listeners, but to someone lead here by their love of QOTSA this will be a major let down.