Monday, February 25, 2013

MOTHERSHIP: "Mothership"

Rating: RR
Label: Ripple 2013
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Mothership - Mothergoose - Motherfooker! The opening instrumental piece entitled, "Hallucination", should provide enough of information and give the hint of what to expect from the Texas based band consisting of Brother Juett (Kyle on bass and Kelley on guitar). It's basically stoner metal and the combination of seventies heavy rock fuzz and the grinding guitar work of NWOBHM.

Geezer (the clueless reviewer) believe them to have an AC/DC like sound on a track like "City Night". Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, they sound like your average garage band inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, The Stooges, Mountain, Motorhead/Hawkwind, and early Iron Maiden (the Paul Dianno era). Thus ending up in the similar kind of category as Graveyard and all the other cult/underground acts of today's metal scene. I can't say that I agree with the press-sheet since they believe them to have the swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top???

They are however pretty decent at what they do and it's plain to anyone who's ever listened to several different music styles to find out where they are coming from. Not a bad album and proper stoner-lite fans may appreciate this more than your average non pothead.

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