After a kick ass demo and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Mothership is about to land. I’ll be honest with you, it took a little while and I grew a little impatient but it was worth every minute. Mothership is a refreshingly awesome album.
It opens up with the mighty instrumental “Hallucination” and leads right into the rocking “Cosmic Rain.” “Cosmic Rain” is a Skynyrd style classic. The next track is “City Nights” which is the only song from the demo to make its way to the full length. The song has been rerecorded. It’s a tad bit slower paced, sounds more refined and features backing female vocals in spots. The guitar solo halfway through is absolutely amazing. It leads perfectly into “Angel of Death” which is one of the best tracks on the album. The riffs are everywhere. With a good sound system or headphones, it’s hard to tell from which direction the guitars are coming from. Here’s a hint. Everywhere. If you like guitar solos, the closing track “Lunar Maser” features a lot of them.
The influences I picked up from the album include Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath and Molly Hatchet. They even have some of that modern dirty Texas sound put out by bands such as Wo Fat, Split Hoof and Super Heavy Goat Ass. Forgive me if I missed a few but my point is this, Mothership take cues from some of music’s best, rolls it into a ball, puts it in an oven that’s been preset for 500 degrees and then unleashes the baked goods onto the unsuspecting world. This is one of those albums that you repeat many times, it’s one of your go to albums when you’re not sure what to listen to. In most albums I can find little things here and there that I didn’t care for or like but Mothership has nothing. I couldn’t find a damn thing wrong with this album. To me that says a lot. It’s the making of a strong future for the band.
The album is due out June 1st. You can listen to “Elenin” below. It was hard choosing which song to feature as they’re all strong ones. The Cd will be out in digital form as well as CD. The vinyl is still a little bit off but not to far from the horizon. I highly recommend setting some “me time” for yourself, at least 45 minutes worth, indulge in your vice of choice and listen real good from start to finish. I guarantee afterwards you’ll be saying to yourself “holy fuck, I need to listen to that again!”