FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
DREAMS OF DEATH
Flotsam and Jetsam is probably best known for being the band Metallica plucked bassist Jason Newsted from after Cliff Burton’s tragic death, yet the tumultuous Arizona quintet has also had its fair share of success. On the comeback release DREAMS OF DEATH, the old school thrash assault of “Straight to Hell” and the prog-rock styling of “Bathing in Red” work effectively on opposite ends of the spectrum, showcasing the outfit’s versatile wares quite well. While the songs are on the money, the shoddy production values, as well as the band’s well documented inability to stay as a cohesive unit, work in tandem against DREAMS OF DEATH, tarnishing what otherwise stands as a solid offering.