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Mammoth Mammoth - Vol. III Hell's Likely

Mammoth Mammoth
Vol. III Hell's Likely
by Eldad "Blacknasa" Stainbook at 27 December 2012, 3:09 PM

It is probable that when one asks about Metal or Hard Rock bands from an Australian the first name that will surely pop up will be AC/DC, or if it is a true Metalhead also MORTAL SIN, however but when talking about Stoner Rock / Metal, the first name that come to mid for me will be WOLFMOTHER. I do hope that after getting to know MAMMOTH MAMMOTH better, they will success WOLFMOTHER’s name as the first thing to come to my mind.

The album is constructed out of 7 pure album tracks and 5 bonus additions. Let’s start with the originated tracks. First track “Hell's Likely” starts off all blazing with a fast Stoner riff very similar to FU MANCHU, a style which I find very likable for people that likes Stoner and Glam Metal. The song is very straightforward with nice Vocals. “Go” begins with a Doomish riffing that did puzzle me, however it took only 10 seconds for things to change into the same Stoner sensation. This song also incorporates a Glam Style structure and riffing, in addition the guitar solo section introduces some nice drum work, all in all a solid and amiable track.

The nice surprise came from “(Up All Night) Demons to Fight” that once again displays an opening Doom riff that after a short while changes into a nice Stony riffing. A great song with a nice chorus introducing the double layered vocals sound very similar to FU MANCHU, one of the greatness pioneers of the genre. “Sittin Pretty” it’s very Glam oriented song and shows again the MAMMOTH MAMMOTH ability or by mistake or by deliberately blurring the lines between Hard Rock / Glam Metal and Stoner, like many new bands trying to do the same. “I Want It Too” for me it’s the best song on the album mainly cause it has a Funky style infused into the Stoner riffing, FU MANCHU comes again as a comparison. “Bury Me” is more of a Doom / Sludge track, I think that it’s elevating the overall experience of the 7 tracks album and shows again the versatility of the band.

Now for the 5 bonus tracks, I don’t know if the album will go on sale with the bonus tracks or it will be a special edition, but I will not object for more tracks on this album or in any other of the same. “Another Drink” the first song from the bonus tracks has a Sludgier riffing and guitar sound. I don’t know if this song was produced in the same studio where the other album tracks were, however it seems that this song production isn’t good like the other album songs. All other bonus tracks has the same structure as on the album. I can pinpoint “The Bad Oil” out for being better than other bonus tracks and yes again I came to the  FU MANCHU style.

Overall good album nice production, it seems that the album will appeal more to Stoner lovers mainly Stoner lovers in the FU MANCHU fashion; it seems that the band is also turning into that bit of the Glam style and I don’t think that it’s a bad move. By the way don’t forget to take a look upon the album’s art or should I say the album pic of a nude pretty girl.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Hell's Likely
2. Go
3. Bare Bones
4. (Up All Night) Demons to Fight
5. Sittin Pretty
6. I Want It Too
7. Bury Me
8. Another Drink
9. Let's Roll
10. Weapon Of Mass Self Destruction
11. Slacker
12. The Bad Oil 
Lineup:
Mikey Tucker - Vocals
Ben Couzens - Guitars
Frank Trobbiani - Drums
Pete Bell - Bass
Record Label: Napalm Records
     


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