Album Review: Mama Doom – Ash Bone Skin N Stone (Majestic Mountain Records)
Majestic Mountain Records – Sweden’s leading proponents of hard-hitting psych, rock and heavy metal – is thrilled to announce the release of Ash Bone Skin N Stone; the sophomore album by haunting hard-rockers, Mama Doom.
Formed in Newburgh, New York in 2016, last year the trio become the first US band signed to the Swedish label, joining the ever-growing ranks of impressive acts like Grand Cadaver, Saint Karloff, and Electric Hydra.
Traversing a spectrum that spans traditional blues, doom, and ego-death metal, and fronted by the supremely gifted High Priestess, D. Lolli, make no mistake that Mama Doom are a serious force to be reckoned with.
Ash Bone Skin N Stone will be released on July 23rd, 2021.
A bit weird but very enjoyable, there’s a psychedelic touch to Mama Doom’s dark sound mainly because of their use of keyboards and the ethereal vocals. Although don’t let that fool you, the heft of the bass and drums makes sure there can be no doubt this is a doom-tinged record. Just don’t be surprised if you find your foot tapping along to some of the catchier moments.
Moments like the synthy sounds that crop up in Batshit Crazy, the thick bass lines of Oh, Lucifer or the sexy and sleazy fuzzed up sound of Slither. Just three tracks from this excellent album that sits comfortably in the mind.
Unlike many of their peers, Mama Doom change up the formula by keeping all their tracks short and peppy. Only one track passes the four-minute mark which it is really refreshing. There is no time to get bored or reflect on if Mama Doom are over-doing it. Before you even realise it, all eight tracks have gone by and you’ll no doubt want to hit play again. It’s well worth it too as this is an excellent release.
Mama Doom – Ash Bone Skin N Stone Full Track Listing:
1. Batshit Crazy
3. Blood Moon
5. Oh, Lucifer
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Mama Doom - Ash Bone Skin N Stone (Majestic Mountain Records)
The Final Score - 8.5/10