What did we want to cheer sky-high for the reunion of the band that once dominated the Seattle sound alongside Nirvana and Soundgarden? But unfortunately this is only the last unreleased album of the Screaming Trees. But of course you have to be thankful for every sign of life of the collective around exceptional singer Mark Lanegan. The songs were recorded between 1998 and 1999 in the studio of Pearl Jams Stone Gossard. The sudden split of the band in 2000 prevented their release. Last year, producer Jack Endino came across the tapes and immediately knew that the material could only be the legacy of the Screaming Trees. Less psychedelic than the last official work "Dust" was the thing, which now sees the light of day as "Last Words: The Final Recordings". But rocky uptempo songs like "Ash Gray Sunday" and "Door Into Summer" are in the foreground. The middle part's a little saggy. But with "Anita Grey" and "Last Words" you get the typical Screaming-Trees-Flow again.
Top track: Anita Grey