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MOTHERSHIP – Mothership

| 25 January 2013 | Reply


Label: Ripple Music

Release Date: February 12, 2013

Rating: 9/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

The trend in metal seems to be heading back to the roots and playing/creating retro rock that echos of 1970’s classic rock.  The is the direction Mothership took with their debut release.  “Hallucination” is a great instrumental piece that gives you insight as to what you might expect on this release.  This song is very demonstrative of influence on the band by bands like Black Sabbath.  “Cosmic Rain” is next and builds on the last song.  The bass is killer on this track and seems to lead the charge, until the vocals kick in.  The vocals match the music well and blends well on this track.  “City Nights” comes on and follows the trend started with the previous tracks.  The guitar work is cool, with a solo that seems to have been plucked straight out of the 70’s.  The vocals are grittier and very well suited for this song.  This is one of the better tracks here.  “Angel of Death” kicks in with a cool introduction that leads to tribal drums and great fret work on the guitar.  This track is another song that adds to the depth of the disc.  The songs are well constructed and should satisfy anyone who digs 70’s classic rock.

“Win Or Lose” has vocals that are very reminiscent of rocks glory days.  The slowed down tempo, along with heavy bass, make this track another song that are heavily influenced by Black Sabbath.  “Elenin” is a track that features some cool tempo changes, breakdowns, use of sound effects, and solid playing from the rhythm section.  This is another song that stands out on the disc.  Parts of the song feel like one long jam, but it fits and doesn’t detract from the rest of the song or disc.  “Eagle Soars” opens up with some guitar distortion and fuzz, but soon the pounding bass line and drums help this song turn the corner and become a great rock song.  “Lunar Master” brings the disc to a close, but not before taking you on a long ride.  The song starts out like most here.  The guitars, drums, bass, and vocals are great and mix well.  As the song starts to end, the tempo slows and you are treated to a long jam that encapsulates most everything this band has shown thus far: its love for laid back classic rock with a vibe that will ease the most savage beast.  This is good stuff.

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