Sound — 10
Velvet Revolver's sound is a kind of "meet in the Middle", like if, say, Led Zeppelin were to meet Pearl Jam and have an illegitamite love child. Velvet Revolver were formed when ex of Guns N' Roses Slash, Duff and Matt got together to jam. They realised they still rocked, and enlisted ex of Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are done as a band (the CD leaflet says) and are extremely good. Some of it sounds a bit GN'R reminiscant, and Slither at least sounds STP ish. Other than that, they are awesome, just listen to fall to pieces, and you'll understand. Musically, the lyrics go well with the music, probably owing to the fact all the band have a huge bucketload of experience. It has been said the lead singer sounds like a less whiny Axl, but I can't see it, I think it's a perfect match.
Overall Impression — 10
It does compare, largely, to GN'R, for obvious reasons. There are some of the intros sweet child o mine-ish, and some are very GN'R-ish, but again, it's a modern band, that would be able to cut it in 1986, and 2006. They are very versatile. The most impressive songs, in my opinion, are fall to pieces, slither, and sucker train blues, but it's like saying the Les Paul classic is better than the Les Paul Standard, they're both excellent, but ones a bit better, same here, they're all bloody awesome songs, just these stand out a bit more.