Man, it's been a while since I've heard a pure rock and roll EP half as tasty as Mammoth Bloody Mammoth the rock and roll masterpiece from Black Sabbath worshippers Mammoth Mammoth. Of course - what makes Mammoth Blood Mammoth truly special is not that they use write some kickass tunes and cover the MC5 (!) but that they are contributing to a bigger more fucked up future for rock music. They are taking the old ideas and doing them in their own way- proving that there is room to grow with this crazy music we love.
What Mammoth Bloody Mammoth proves about Mammoth Mammoth is that this is a band who go above and beyond the call of duty. They have figured out a perfect fusion of punk rock intensity, rock and roll magic and Iommi-esque riffing. So yes - there are regal moments and yes there is a sense of danger, but more importantly, the way that Mammoth Mammoth execute the whole thing comes off as distinctly iconoclastic. Mammoth Mammoth have created their own void in the world of rock and roll - borrowing from familiar influences but doing it in their own way and making the trippy build up in the album closer Dead Sea one of the most excited that I have heard in a good long while.
Mammoth Bloody Mammoth has me desperately curious to find out more about the band. They are moody, they are fierce, and they prove tat perhaps you can have it all. Tere is a great lack of music that is as wonderfully angular as Mammoth Mammoth's is- despite this, and their hyper targeted sound if you an stick through the psychedelic moments and jam with the harder hitting parts then Mammoth Bloody Mammoth becomes an addictive listen. Short enough to merit many a instant reply but long enough to make you want more of this rock and roll absolution.
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