Psychedelic doom outfit, Ufomammut, have been flying somewhat under the radar since their 1999 formation. With this month’s release, Eve, on the horizon, the trio are establishing themselves as one of the genre’s most promising up-comers.
A concept release inspired by (Adam &) Eve, the album is constructed as one track broken into five continuous movements. While the idea of an interminable album might seem somewhat trite, Ufomammut do an impressive job of avoiding complete monotony throughout.
The song wavers from the band’s signature psychedelic semblance to an intense hostility that is absolutely crushing. The eccentric ambiance paired with spacey sound effects build up and break down in perfect formation. Vocals are sporadic and distant throughout, as Eve relies heavily on its vehement musicality.
To fully appreciate what Ufomammut have accomplished with Eve, it is essential to hear the album in total entirety, the way it was intended to be experienced. In doing so, it is easy to recognize the genius that Ufomammut have produced with this single, hypnotizing track. And while the lulls in intensity might seem underwhelming for some fans of the genre, its those very lulls, combined with the overall vigor of Eve, that make it an absolute winner.
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