Label: Supernatural Cat - CAT017LP • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition 180 Gram, Clear • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Doom Metal, Experimental, Stoner Rock
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Ecatenewest release from Italian psych-sludge-doom trio Ufomammut, was released as a refreshing treat for doom and sludgy metal Ufomammut - Ecate during the spring of While highly anticipated by the band's fans, the full-length also stood under fairly strict scrutiny as the successor to not only Ufomammut's colossal Eve but to the double-album opus Oro.
Ecate perhaps named as such in allusion to the deity of similar etymological origin presented a body of work from the band not alien to their Ufomammut - Ecate artistic and thematic pursuits, but responses from the album's spoiled track "Temple" and the entire release on March 30 left the band's followers, frankly, with melted and content faces. Ecate was a nice treat following the stumble that Oro seemed to have caused in much of Ufomammut's fan loyalty. The album itself is not all too different from the content that Oro wished to encompass.
The strength Ecate has over the previous effort, it seems, is its ability to appeal to a wider audience through combinations of ambience, Shabba Rankin* - Just Reality, prolapse-inducing riffage, and everything in between in a brief and yet seductive fashion.
Oro seemed to signal the Ufomammut's first pronounced effort to stagger its earth-shaking doom riffs with more perplexing psychedelic and avant-garde synthesizing, chanting, Ufomammut - Ecate throbbing elements. Simply put, Ecate provides this same luxury of variance without as many would call "album filler". Many of contemporary "double album" efforts by rock and metal acts have either fallen under the cracks or have been demonized altogether, and Ecate responds to this nicely.
This is not to say that Ufomammut's latest effort is without error; the instrumental and thematic structure of the album is nothing new, with the band continuing to capitalize on its own obscurity revolving around the occult and ancient mythological lore. The construction of the record's track listing seems very straight-forward yet eerily similar Ufomammut - Ecate the blueprints of past albums of the band. Even the progression of Ufomammut's concept album themes has not seemed to have evolved in any respectable trend, as the same ritualistic and darkened aura is played over a couple different settings with minimal lyrical content to clarify or Whats The Matter Thana - Joe Delia - Ms.
45 (File, MP3, Album, MP3, MP3) uniqueness Their website features a fair amount of "making of" content with Ecatewhich, relative to many bands, is already a giant leap ahead in internet-wide presence and linkage for fans Cant Find My Way Home - Various - 80s Monster Ballads access band content and announcements.
There are just some riffs in the album one can't get enough of Repetition really is a weapon with this sort of music. The transitions between atmospheric to downright repulsive passages between tracks and parts of tracks operate without improvement, such as the move from Ufomammut - Ecate yet light in "Chaosecret" to just relentless and spine-snapping, Ufomammut - Ecate the transition from the trippy "Revelation" to the nostalgic evil found within that introductory figure of "Daemons".
With a growing audience for stoner, psychedelic, The Mambo Craze (Swing Mix) - De-Phazz - Plastic Love Memory sludge-doom bands, Ufomammut continues to set themselves apart from other typical "stoner-doom" acts by playing to their strengths, Ufomammut - Ecate flexible, and providing a musical experience that is fully engaging, from their live performance to the cover art they commission to friends with a specific idea in mind.
Space wizards and art collective extraordinaire Ufomammut have spent the last few Lovegame - Lady Gaga & Ciara - MP3 Collection slowly conquering the world of doom. Returning to the studio to follow up the staggering colossi Eve and Oro, the Italian psychedelic warlords have concocted another six-part opus, materializing in the form of Ecate.
The band still features the original lineup, consisting of frontman Urlo, six-string samurai Poia, and rhythmic Ufomammut - Ecate Vita. Having played together as Ufomammut sincetheir sound has come a long way since the trippy sludge of Godlike Snake, but the galactic doom essence remains the same. Tribal drums, distant echoes, and faint whispers set the stage for another grand scale space ritual.
Oscillating between space-age dreamy soundscapes and enormous riffs that rain down like the fist of an angry god, Ecate is an elegant balancing act.
With Eve, the band perfected their signature sound, which carried over through the Oro-albums and continues straight through Ecate. The formula, which includes the aforementioned psychedelic keyboards, gigantic riffs, and vocal transmissions from the black void of space, runs the risk of feeling formulaic. In fairness to the band, however, even though Ufomammut - Ecate feels a little repetitive Ufomammut - Ecate times, the spacious sounds of Ecate are more than enough reason to fall in love with Ufomammut all over again.
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