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Marfa Motel - Wild Life Strangers

Marfa Motel
Wild Life Strangers
by Craig Rider at 31 January 2023, 10:42 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: MARFA MOTEL; independently unsigned, hailing from the glory of Germany - performing Alternative Rock, on their debut full-length studio album entitled: “Wild Life Strangers” (released November 18th, 2022). Since formation in 2019; the trio in question have only 2 EPs entitled: “Inside Out” (released April 19th, 2019), “Being Human” (released October 31st, 2019) and this here full-length studio album in their discography so far entitled: “Wild Life Strangers” of which I am introduced to. 9 tracks ranging around 35:23 MARFA MOTEL arranges an intricately designed formula on some heavy-hitting Alternative Rock developments.

Opening up with this synthetic shroud of static and guitar amplified distortion; “Down By The River” belts a choppy foundation in frolicking gallops amongst a groovy harmony on sturdy rips of sulfurous volatility, rampantly rollicking with easy-listening anthems on mellifluous euphony in which triggers with reverberating rumbles on top of some tremoring hooks in concretely gritty flamboyance that’s rather slabby. Solid remedies showcase some jazzy virtuosity; as “Feel It” injects a fuzzy density in monolithic tempo & blistering barrage frenzies in boisterously bouncy calamities in dexterously dynamic melody that’s rather thumpy from diverse instrumentalist/vocalist Taylor Chess, forging a hybrid experimentation on rapidly swift nimbleness that’s strikingly robust whilst profusely weighty whilst punchy. “Give Me Fire” fabricates an intensely venomous maelstrom of riveting rhythms that ramify with some razor-sharp substance & organic melody, strident with jumpy tonality amongst an adrenaline fuelled density that’s most thrilling.

How Much It Hurts” tones things down again with more trippy aesthetics; executing a grindy but infectious ability in momentously primitive rawness where the swinging songwriting musicianship strums with monolithic tempo & prodigious elements in implementing a sublime rock stability to it, as a catchy but dazzling synergy pounds speakers with stompy loftiness… converging a distinctively distinguished repertoire of prestigious musical grandeurs in which makes for an elegantly exquisite listen that’s not savage by any means. “Riding High” portrays pummeling pounds of smacking trembles from hammering drummer Simon Schneider & flickering bass audibility from both Taylor/Nico Peifer, of which manifests with grandiose lickage for good measure. “Take Me Home” provides more rich snappiness to it; as crunchy doses in hefty but soothingly salubrious trembles revel with wildly rushing significance that’s got a rolling piercing to it.

They Call Me The Devil” chops out more quirky vibrato patterns of sonically seamless motorings that surge with rigorous vigor & rigid but ferocious technicality, where some trailblazing meatiness unleashes with some southern rock styles of which one would mostly want to rock to this at a pub the most… whilst quintessential originality pursuits with thick suave to boot. The penultimate banger “This Is America” drives with more sanguine but dandy captivation, where nothing but an intriguing firepower expertise persists with persevering rockage while the overall concluding epic “What You Gonna Do” concludes “Wild Life Strangers” epicly as furore impact impulses eardrums with momentous yet radical flexibility. Fundamentally bombarding speakers with some all guns blazing shreds & towering assimilations in a firing all cylinders approach that’s most motivating for a headed good time.

Bottom line; I am compelled to say that MARFA MOTEL most surely outdone themselves for a debut for this kind of subgenre, while they do Alternative Rock justice… “Wild Life Strangers” still manages to maintain an enjoyably entertaining discovery and experience should one fancy giving this one a go. Worthy of spinning, do check it out.

Songwriting: 7
Musicianship: 7
Memorability: 6
Production: 7

3 Star Rating

1. Down By The River
2. Feel It
3. Give Me Fire
4. How Much It Hurts
5. Riding High
6. Take Me Home
7. They Call Me The Devil
8. This Is America
9. What You Gonna Do
Taylor Chess – Songwriting, Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Simon Schneider – Drums
Nico Peifer – Bass
Record Label: Independent


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Edited 25 March 2023

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