Australia's Mammoth Mammoth certainly lives up to their name. Their music comes at you like two of those huge hairy monsters moving at a heavy stomping pace. The foursome brings their latest effort, Volume IV Hammered Again. It's another platter of their heavy stoner rock and metal laced with their usual nihilistic philosophy expressed in general debaucherous living. Hey, it's only rock and roll.
Curiously, in nearly polar opposition of what you might think of stoner metal, this album has considerable amount of energy and speed. Black Dog, Fuel Injected and Life's A Bitch rumble along with some swiftness. That latter song even has some punk vibe to it. Life's A Bitch could have been a Motorhead song if Lemmy decided to go stoner. Alternatively, a few songs offer a more subdued stoner sludge pace, notably Promised Land and the finisher, the lengthy High As A Kite. It's a mammoth of a song, lumbering and heavy, and mostly just tiring. Start it if you wish, but feel free to stop it at any time of skip it entirely. You won't be missing anything, and you'll have ten minutes of your life back. Mostly, I liked the songs with more spunk to them. Really, I can't think of much more to say about Volume IV. You're Hammered Again. The last sentence of the first paragraph summarizes things quite well. And the video below as well, which is an homage to W.A.S.P.'s Chris Holmes vodka-swilling interview from Penelope Spheeris's The Decline Of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years. Holmes always was a moronic a-hole.
Mammoth Mammoth's Volume IV Hammered Again is another platter of their heavy stoner rock and metal laced with their usual nihilistic philosophy expressed in general debaucherous living.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]