Mammoth Mammoth : Hell's Likely
This reviewer certainly prefers his heavy rock and metal with a slice more progressiveness. A touch more on the interesting and different side. But people who love their rock straight ahead, with no frills, a garage-y aesthetic and balls as big as watermelons, this Melbourne four-piece is absolutely for you.
Signaling their rocking intentions from the get-go in no uncertain terms, the title track bursts out of the speakers like a slingshot, slaps you around the head with its sonic fury, and is gone in just over two minutes. Hypercharged two-minute rock is far from all this album has to offer though, there’s plenty of groove-based doom, blues and singalong choruses galore (check out Bare Bones) on offer here.
Don’t look for originality on Hell’s Likely, this kind of rock has been done since Tony Iommi first strapped on a guitar. This music is best enjoyed headbanging furiously, drunk out of your mind with your feet stuck to the carpet in a stinky, dive venue somewhere. Sounds like heaven.
BY ROD WHITFIELD
Best Track: Hell’s Likely
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In A Word: Dirty