Sunday, March 10, 2013

EARLY MAMMAL: "Horror At Pleasure"

Rating: RRR
Label: Devouter Records
Review by Martien Koolen
Early Mammal was founded in London in 2012 and consists of Rob Herian (guitars, vocals), Ben Davis (drums) and Deniz Belendir (organ and synthesizers). Their typical sound reminds me of notorious bands like Captain Beefheart, White Hills, The Stooges and Hawkwind. The album features 10 tracks of which 5 are instrumental although songs like opener The Right Hand and the last song Uncle Scary's Left Hand almost only consist of guitar howling sounds. Checking The Bullshitter's Queen and Going Out are two great psychedlic instrumental songs featuring amazing guitar pieces, addictive hooks and riffs galore. The vocals on this album are really not my cup of tea as Rob Herian sounds like Iggy Pop with a terrible cold, but songs like Final Witch and Demon Or Saint sound rather ok if you forget the horrible singing parts. All in all not a bad album, which you really have to get used to, so listen to it a lot and then you will probably like Early Mammal as much as I do.

No comments:

Post a Comment