Mammoths are back and they are bigger and furrier than before!
Hell, yeah! Mang Ont is back and my hometown Tartu is once again on the map of the doom world! This time there is no extended intro and there will be mammoths stampeding through your living room the second you hit the play button. Also this album is not just more of the same as their last one named Võhk. Maa Sarv (Earth Horn) is better!
How is the sound ?
In one word – crushing!
Even if their last album was heavy and felt like boulders rolling over you, in hindsight it felt like they opened up a portal to a whole new world of sound just at the end of the last track. And now this album is all that from the start.
Drums still hit your chest like a gigantic mallet and they are backed up by the bass vibrations that slush like ocean waves. But this time around they have widened their horizon and stretched the landscape in every direction.
Drone sounds give a more aerial vibe and the guitar solos make the whole thing straight up ethereal. They have more various parts to each track and it seems they maybe felt more free and experimental. It truly seems that they had a lot of fun making this album.
There are parts that are ludicrously and unapologetically slow and winding and drawn out and then there are moments for you to catch your breath and enjoy a delicious guitar tone hovering above a promise of another wave crushing into you as you were the cliff trying to handle this ocean of fuzz.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- This is world class instrumental doom!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
- You need big speakers for this! So consider that.
Something particular to note?
If you want the whole journey then start from HERE.
For Fans Of
Conan, Ufomammut, Spaceslug, Dopelord
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