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CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Mount the Mountain"

Veröffentlicht am 22. April 2017 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Stoner Rock, Rock, Hardrock, News, Heavy Metal, Napalm Records, CD Review

(8/10) A new album of Australian rocker Mammoth Mammoth is a like a cold beer that gets the dust out of your throat. It's a straight-on and refreshing experience that just helps to refresh and blow away the worries in daily life.

The quartet from Melbourne joined the race in 2008 with a first EP and an extremely powerful debut that saw the light of day one year later. Time went by and April 2017 is the moment of Mammoth Mammoth's fourth longplayer hitting the road. "Mount the Mountain" is the title of this eleven songs including records that can be seen as another energizer from Down Under.

The first thing that sticks out is the artwork of the album. It probably creates some attention but it would be worth nothing if the music of this longplayer couldn't live up to expectations too. In this sense it's not much more than an appetizer for songs that are pure rockn'roll.

The title track opens the doors to an album that comes in the typical fashion. Rough vocals, raunchy guitars and a steady beat characterize a tune that's good but also misses the final kick. I guess the rocking "Spellbound" would have been the better choice; a track with a dense sound, great breaks, an hypnotic beat and a kick-ass attitude. In general it's the uptempo songs on "Mount the Mountain" that are a blast. "Kickin' My Dog" is another one of these tracks and also "Hard Way Down" doesn't come with any compromises.

The true fun part of this longplayer comes at the end when the quartet takes Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" which is turned upside down - twisted into a typical Mammoth Mammoth rocker. It's actually quite hard to recognize the original hit.

The only things that's missing on this longplayer is a real smasher. Songs like "Hell's Likely" from the debut didn't make it on "Mount the Mountain"; an album that is still pure fun to listen to and the right background music for an upcoming spring and summer party. Cheers.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Mount the Mountain
  2. Spellbound
  3. Hole in the Head
  4. Kickin' My Dog
  5. Procrastination
  6. Sleep Walker
  7. Epitome
  8. Hard Way Down
  9. Wild and Dead
  10. Cold Liquor
  11. I Can't Get You Out of My Head

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Stoner Rock

Release Date EU: April 28th, 2017

CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Mount the Mountain"
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New MAMMOTH MAMMOTH album in late April

Veröffentlicht am 11. März 2017 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Hardrock, Stoner Rock, Rock, News, Napalm Records, Heavy Metal

Australia's heavy rockers in Mammoth Mammoth, who are going to release their brand new album 'Mount The Mountain' April 28th on Napalm Records, have just unleashed a first lyric video – and there could be probably no better track title for a lyric video then for a song called 'Spellbound'!

 

Taken from the band's upcoming and fourth studio album, 'Mount The Mountain' contains eleven power-fisted tracks that threaten to blow your mind – and offers some hellish inferno of psyched-out riffs and debauched, fist-pumping anthems. Get a taste, join the Mammoth Mammoth party and check out the brand new lyric video for 'Spellbound' HERE!

 

The track list reads as follows:

 

1. Mount The Mountain

2. Spellbound

3. Hole in the Head

4. Kickin' my Dog

5. Procrastination

6. Sleepwalker

7. Epitome

8. Hard Way Down

9. Wild and Dead

10. Cold Liquor

11. Cant Get You Out of My Head ( Bonus Track – Kylie Minoque Cover )

New MAMMOTH MAMMOTH album in late April
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CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Mammoth Bloody Mammoth"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Garage Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Punkrock

(8/10) I can't help myself, I like the music of those four crazy guys from Down Under. Mammoth Mammoth play kick-ass garage/stoner rock with howling guitars and great melodies. Those four guys are in music purely for fun. Each of you that has seen the band live on stage knows that they are breathing pure rock'n'roll.

After having released their latest studio album "Volume IV - Hammered Again", Mikey Tucker and his gang have been on tour and used the time for writing some stuff for a new EP. This disc is now locked and loaded, waiting to be released.

"Mammoth Bloody Mammoth" is the title of the disc, not a surprise knowing that bands like Black Sabbath influenced these crazy guys.

Actually the first song, "Taste Your Blood", starts with a downtuned Sabbath-like riff, before the song turns into a typical Mammoth Mammoth garage rock track. 

"Drugs" is next. It's a merciless rocker that is simple, to the point and real. "Drugs" means going wild for three minutes and I can see the tune becoming a part of Mammoth Mammoth's upcoming setlists.

"Kick Out the Jams" follows a similar structure before the five minutes long closer takes over. What was a big party so far changes into a creepy wall of guitars. Step by step evil is getting closer and Mammaoth Mammoth goes doom. "Dead Sea" is in slo-mo by having the power of a steamhammer. Better not get into it's way.

Mammoth Mammoth added with "Mammoth Bloody Mommoth" a great new EP to their discography and I hope to see the guys back in Europe pretty soon.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Taste Your Blood
  2. Drugs
  3. Kick Out the Jams
  4. Dead Sea

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Stoner Rock

Release Date EU: February 19th, 2016

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HIGH FIGHTER on tour in 2015

Veröffentlicht am 28. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in High Fighter, Mammoth Mammoth, The Midnight Ghost Train, Tour, Festival, News, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Doom Metal

Newcomers in High Fighter were founded last summer by former members of Pyogenesis, A Million Miles & Buffalo Hump. After the critical acclaimed release of their first EP 'The Goat Ritual' in late 2014, a first headlining- tour with sunnata throughout Germany, UK, Belgium & France this April, as well as previous gigs High Fighter already shared the stages with bands such as Corrosion of Conformity, Greenleaf or The Midnight Ghost Train, the 5-piece from Hamburg has just recently announced a series of upcoming shows & festival dates for 2015!

High Fighter's upcoming summer run will include shows with The Midnight Ghost Train, Mammoth Mammoth as well as a bunch of festival appearances!

 
Photo: Promotion
Photo: Promotion

Photo: Promotion

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CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Volume IV - Hammered again"

Veröffentlicht am 14. März 2015 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Stoner Rock, Hardrock, Rock, Punkrock, AC-DC, Airbourne, News, CD Review

(8/10) If Airbourne is the little brother of AC/DC than Mammoth Mammoth is the MEAN little brother of the famous band from Down Under.

I have to admit that I like the sound of the band from Melbourne, Australia. They don't play innovative and/or complex music. They just do what they can do best. This is writing and playing straight-forward rock'n'roll and by doing this they prove that you can make excellent music with just a few chords. The sound of Mammoth Mammoth is nothing for your brain. This music that goes directly into veins.

Positioned somewehere between AC/DC and Motorhead the band delivers ten songs on the newest album that could be the perfect soundtrack of your next party. And actually having seen them live in Rotterdam a few month ago I also have to say that their shows are more a kind of party than a concert.

Regardless is it's the uncompromissing "Reign supreme", the grooving "Black dog" or the stoner-like "Electric sunshine"; Mammoth Mammoth delivers - and this in a good quality.

But also the start and the end of the fourth album are worth to be mentioned. "Life's a bitch" is a fast rocker that doesn't take any prisoners. And the chorus couldn't be better - "Life's a bitch and then you die".

The counterpart to this high speed opener is the closer. "High as a kite" starts with waves and downtuned guitar. It's a very relaxed beginning. The track also stays in a slow pace and sits somewhere between doom and stoner. It's a nine minutes long song is also more the exception than the rule when it comes to the Australian four-piece. But it sounds good and Mammoth Mammoth can keep the tension on a high level. I just wonder why the songs needs to fades-out.

"Volume IV - Hammered again" is an album that makes fun to listen to from the first to the last song. Music for having a good time.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Life's a bitch
  2. Lookin' down the barrel
  3. Electric sunshine
  4. Fuel injected
  5. Black dog
  6. Promised land
  7. Reign supreme
  8. Sick (of being sick)
  9. Hammered again
  10. High as a kite

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Hardrock

CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Volume IV - Hammered again"
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First new song from MAMMOTH MAMMOTH online

Veröffentlicht am 11. März 2015 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Rock, Hardrock, News, Video

One of the coolest bands is close to release their new album. Mammoth Mammoth has recorded "Volume IV - Hammered again" that comes in Mrach. Here is already the first video for "lookin' down the barrel". Pure rock'n'roll of four crazy guys from Down Under - mean and dirty.

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New track from MAMMOTH MAMMOTH

Veröffentlicht am 5. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Fuzz, Rock, Punkrock, Alternative Rock, Hardrock, Video, News

Our friends from Mammoth Mammoth revealed a new song. "Life's a bitch' is a typical song from the Australian kick-ass band. Less than 3 minutes and straight to the point - that's what you get. Sounds cool, but sounds also a bit too much like the highlights from the last album.

Photo: Napalm Records (Promo)

Photo: Napalm Records (Promo)

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CD review SHIT THE COW "Rissna" EP

Veröffentlicht am 20. August 2014 von Markus W. in Shit The Cow, Stoner Rock, Indie, Punk, Garage Rock, CD Review, Mammoth Mammoth, News

(9/10) Yesss. Shit The Cow is back with a new EP. Don't ask me why I like these guys, but their songs are just awesome. Already the last EP "Salt of the earth" took almost endless rounds in my player and the same happened to their first EP volume/cow". And now it's time for new stuff.

The guys from Stockholm, Sweden just kick ass. If you haven't heard them before I would describe them as the Swedish version of Mammoth Mammoth. It's the this mix if stoner rock, indie rock and garage rock which puts a spell on you. These guys are playing the music they like. No glimpse on money and commercial success. It seems that they just want to have a good time and having fun by what they are doing.

The new EP is named "Rissna", which is the small city up North in Sweden where they recorded the songs.

The opener "This is the shit" is really cool shit. It is a faster rock bastard which makes you addicted. The tune has potential for becoming a indie club hit. "Common enemy" takes it a bit easier. The track has a punky attitude and the vocals aren't maybe all to the point. But who cares. Song number three sounds like a metal track - at least when you read the name; "Legion of death". Stylewise it is similar to the opener and is a typical live tune. "Down below" goes really into the indie field. It's a slower track and spread almost a kind of dark expression. Last but not least "Piece of lead". The bouncer is probably the weakest tune on the album. It doesn't kick-in from the beginning. Could be that this one needs a bit more time.

But however. Still 80% winners and 20% OK. Not a bad average. As I said in the beginning; I like the energy and the kick-ass attitude from those guys and I can recommend you to check this EP. I wonder why they haven't got a record deal yet. They would have deserved it and if someone from a record comany reads this, please sign them.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. This is the shit
  2. Common enemy
  3. Legion of death
  4. Down below
  5. Piece of lead

 

Label: Selfreleased

Genre: Stoner Rock

 

 

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Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013

Veröffentlicht am 10. November 2013 von Markus W. in Baroeg, Live Review, Mammoth Mammoth, News, Hardrock, Stoner Rock

This was one of the craziest shows I have seen - and the one with the smallest amount of visitors I have seen. The Baroeg in Rotterdam is not too big, but I think it wasn't more than 30 people who found their way to the venue tonight. This has most probably to do with the fact, that at the same day Paradise Lost played in Utrecht and Dark Tranquillity in Tilburg. Both cities are not that far away from Rotterdam.

But anyhow. When I arrived at the venue the stage was almost prepared for Mammoth Mammoth. The guys came from Down Under for having a European tour. The band plays hard rock, with some stoner influences. Since AC/DC and Airbourne we know that bands from Australia are energetic and a bit crazy. The same goes for Mammoth Mammoth. They just ignored the fact that there was so little audience and made the best out of it. A big Sunday evening party. The band started at 19:00 and managed to get those 30 people moving, banging, dancing,... I was just amazing to see. I think that Mikey Tucker, the singer of the band, stood just half of the time on the podium. The rest of the time he was singing and having fun with and for the fans. It wasnt like 'band on stage an audience in front'. It was jet one unit. A real rock'n'roll club show that evening in the Baroeg. Everybody who was there tonight didn't regret that decision. For all the ones who have decide to go for one of the other concerts or stay on the sofa I have to say: watch this band. They are great and they deserve a much bigger audience.

Setlist:

Dead sea

Hells likely

Go

Fists

Weapon of my self destruction

I want it too

Another drink

Your name

Demons to fight

Green machine

Let's roll

Sitting pretty

Encore:

Kick out the jam

Bury me

Location: Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Date: 10.11.2013

Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
Live review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 10.11.2013
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MAMMOTH MAMMOTH tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2013 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Tour, Stoner Rock

Mammoth Mammoth from Australia is the first time in Europe and here are the dates. Check it out.


08.11.13 DE - Hamburg / Marx
09.11.13 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
10.11.13 NL - Rotterdam / Baroeg
12.11.13 UK - Wolverhampton / Slade Rooms
13.11.13 UK - Manchester / NQ Live
14.11.13 UK - London / 02 Islington Academy 2
15.11.13 BE - Biebob / Vosselaar
16.11.13 DE - Essen / Turock
17.11.13 DE - Köln / Underground
18.11.13 DE - Freiburg / Walfisch
19.11.13 CH - Zürich / Mascotte
20.11.13 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
21.11.13 DE - Leipzig / Moritzbastei
22.11.13 DE - Berlin / Bi Nuu
23.11.13 DE - Bremen / Tower

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