(8/10) Motorowl from Germany wasn't a band I had on my metal radar until today. Not a too big of a surprise since the guys from Thuringia started in 2014. The bigger 'aha-effect' was more their new album "Om Generation" and and the level of maturity the guys get across with this longplayer.
"Om Generation" features eight songs that are anchored somewhere between classic rock, alternative and some stoner rock.
It's the 70's classic rock that builds the base. It's the bombastic Hammond sound which gives each track an organic warm expression and the you could draw some parallels with bands like e.g. Spiritual Beggars.
The title track is the chosen opener for this longplayer and it's a well chosen beginning since it gives you a good overview of what to expect. A true highlight on the album is called "The Highest City", a tune split in two parts. While the first one blows your speaker loud and mighty, it's part 2 that includes the more silent sections. A great double-header."One and Zero" is a faster rocker that shows more of Motorowl's stoner passion while "Beloved Whale" is, at least in the first half, is a more quiet number, that creates psychedelic depth by the intense vocals of Max Hemmann.
"White Horse" is a cool rocker before "Spiritual Healing" creates an eight minutes atmospheric fireworks at the end. It's an epical track; somewhere between hope and despair. Loud and silent tones are in a constant interaction, something that makes the song to a real treat for your ears and mind.
Motorowl is a band that has started a journey that could became an exckting one for band and fans. "Om Generator" is a good first leg on this trip and let's see how the next ones will look like.
- Om Generator
- The Highest City pt.1
- The Highest City pt.2
- Old Mans Maze
- One and Zero
- Beloved Whale
- White Horse
- Spiritual Healing
Label: Century Media
Release Date EU: August 26th,2016