CD: Self Titled
Official URL: http://www.mammothor.com/
Over the years we’ve seen rock, pop, and even hard rock slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n’ Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins and Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference and trust me when I say not everyone is entertained. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh, something real. So across my desk slides the new EP by Mammothor a band that hails fromBoston,MA. Their recordings showcase the eclectic songwriting approach: from upbeat, musically-involved pieces to simple, minimalist moody tracks to unusual studio creations all contained therein, recent recordings presents an interesting, melodically-challenging, literate (even uniquely tasteful) collection of songs. It may not be the simplest collection to digest, but its rewards are manifold, and at the center of each piece and every arrangement is an effective, if often simple, melody. Theses recordings find a band like Mammothor channeling (rather than being inspired or influenced by) a wide array popular-music-history’s critically renowned underground heroes like Deftones, Black Label Society, Bush, Paw and Mastodon. What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers solid songwriting with a nice rocking feel. Mammothor remind me of a modern day Black Sabbath with a classicSeattlegrunge Soundgarden,Alicein Chains aftertaste. You will also hear a side of Alternative Rock, and even straight up Hard Rock along the way. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this EP. My favorite track is probably “Curse of time” and “The Birdman” This CD from Mammothor is invigorating. Invigorating in the sense that it will lift your spirits, and give you a sense of hope that real rock music is not officially dead yet. This EP is a solid release with many solid grooves with a guitar driven sound and entertaining vibe. Mammothor is a band that gives us a fresh glimpse of what Rock music is supposed to sound like and takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well like everything else.
Joshua Beach edited by Mindy McCall. Approved and posted by Senior Edior Cyrus Rhodes
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