Ufomammut - Snailking (Re-issue) (IMPORT) (CD) Cover Art

Ufomammut - Snailking Reissue (CD)

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Origin: Italy
Released: 2011
Catalog number: CAT 007
Full on psychedelia laced with enough doom to make you wonder: this is the album that Electric Wizard didn't make. Vocal sounds bordering on Filth Pig era Jourgenson(Ministry) meets Electric Wizard. The jams infused with slabs of mountainous riffage that start from the opening track and doesn't let up. The production is stunning and will leave your head spinning. The sounds wander aimlessly through your head, as the ulimate stoner doom album transcends the mind. This IS what stoner rock is all about, folks. Well worth the wait.

Snailking’s 8 songs are about intertwining crushing noise and dead space. A riff can float off on its own, while another one builds up underneath the distortion. Impressive stuff, in the vein of Sons of Otis, Buried at Sea, or latter-day Electric Wizard. Their use of keyboards and sound samples (such as the Grim Reaper from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life) adds to the overall mood of the album. There’s not a wasted note, nor a weak track. They know when to ride the note, when to create a wall of sound, or when to layer the effects. It’s doom, it’s sludge, it’s full on metal. Like Yob’s releases, Snailking’s original and catchy work by a band worth keeping an eye on. Highly recommended.

With Snailking, their second full length release, Ufomammut continue to blow minds with their own unique brand of psychedelic sludge. With long songs, droning vocals and massive effects Ufomammut is right there along side of Neurosis, Sons of Otis and Electric Wizard. Ufomammut is thick, swirling, punishing sludge--over-indulging in Fuzz and psychedelics. This 8-song album represents the best in this sub category of Stoner/Doom. Lots of guitar tracks, echoplex style delay, samples and synth all the way through. A real moody trip from beginning to end. Snailking was recorded in the back woods of Italy’s mountains over a period of 4 weeks. The band holed themselves up in seclusion and let the creativity flow! The result is monumental! Highly recommended!