Australian dirt-rockers Mammoth Mammoth are back with their new release Mount The Mountain. Described as like “Motorhead doing mushrooms with Black Sabbath at a Butthole Surfers concert!” , we were curious to know what they had to offer!
Title track ‘Mount The Mountain’ is first up, starting off with a powerful riff, harmonising the guitars beautifully. It’s got an AC/DC vibe but, being over six minutes long, we sure do get the true sound of Mammoth Mammoth. Its spoken bridge makes it a stand-out on the album, with catchy riffs over the top.
‘Spellbound’ and ‘Kickin’ My Dog’ are upbeat, lively numbers. ‘Hole In The Head’ is another album highlight, with a repetitive but sexy riff throughout the entire song. It’s filled with a catchy chorus and the riff is bound to end up in your head for the rest of the day!
‘Procrastination’ starts off a little differently to others on the album, just with drums and a bass riff before heading into the guitar. It’s a good build up that shakes up the album partway through. ‘Wild And Dead’ has all the ingredients for a great rock anthem; strong, raw vocals, banging riffs, harmonising guitar chords, hard-hitting drums, and a mouth-watering guitar solo to finish!
‘Cold Liquer’ is the slowest of the songs, and also the shortest track on the record. It’s something everyone would be singing at the bar after a few pints nearing the end your night out. The album concludes with a cover of Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ which, yes, is an odd choice of cover, but you can’t deny it’s a great tune! Although we can’t help but notice the subtle lyric change of “Dope is all that I like to think about”…
Overall, Mount The Mountain is a solid rock album with easy listening jams. The tracks are sometimes guilty of sounding quite similar, but the catchy riffs and choruses make up for it. If you’re in to classic rock with angry, truthful tunes, then you’re bound to like this release!
Mount The Mountain by Mammoth Mammoth is released on the 28th April via Napalm Records.