The Jelly Jam: Profit album review
Dream Theater and King’s X men are back as The Jelly Jam... and at a loss.
Profit comes five years after The Jelly Jam’s last album, 2011’s Shall We Descend, so you can’t accuse the trio – King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor, Dream Theater bassist John Myung and Winger drummer Rod Morgenstein – of banging this stuff out. However, their frustrating fourth album would have benefited from being slimmed down and given a bit more pace. The music shares many of the touchstones that identified their sound in the past, with hints of The Beatles in the melodies (but played with more chops) as well as occasional nods to Led Zeppelin. Yet it all wants for a sense of urgency.