Ufomammut
Eve


4.5
superb

Review

by Jordan F. USER (21 Reviews)
August 8th, 2010 | 38 replies | 12,264 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Eve"is an enthralling hymn to the icon of rebellion, beauty and knowledge. Atmospheric, ritualistic and psychedelic, this is a step forward for the band and doom in general.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

UFO [,ju:ef'ou] abbreviation of U(nidentified) F(lying) O(bject)
MAMMUT ['mæmmoot] italian for mammoth

This Italian trio has been hovering just below the surface of wide recognition within the doom crowd for quite some time now. Eve is their fifth full length and arguably their most ambitious. The band plays a very atmospheric style of stoner doom and Eve accentuates the atmospheric side even more than previous releases. It effectively gains the listener’s attention with it’s slow building ritualistic fervor. Imagine the cosmic occultism of Electric Wizard combined with the hypnotic rhythms of OM. The soundscapes covered are immense. From the spaced out rhythmic drones to the furious riffing and roaring of vocalist/bassist Urlo. The swarming synth surrounds us like a nebula cloud. We are taken on a journey back to the earliest days of our world. In the words of the band:

“EVE is comprised of one 45-minute atmospheric track. It is divided into five distinct movements and acts as a living homage to the first woman on Earth, and the rebellion to her creator for bringing knowledge to Mankind.”

Basically, this album functions as a hymn to this icon of rebellion and beauty. The first two parts to "Eve" play out like a hypnotic journey back through time and space. The chanting vocals that emerge bring to mind the first words spoken by a creator as earth is shaped. How some of the samples mixed into the album connect with this, I will probably never know but they are a nice touch and add to the mood. The slow rising tension is a huge part of this album and once you start listening it’s hard to stop. By the time "Part III" is reached the doom begins to flow. III and IV are the shortest, doomiest tracks on the album and are similar to some of the more straight forward stoner doom they have played on previous albums. The way the echoing synths mix in with the vocals and riffs are fantastic, very cosmic. The drums on the album are solid and varied with tribal rhythms, thundering fills and very minimal patterns.

"Part V" is a slow burner like many of Ufomammut's ending tracks have been in the past. The writhing riffs turn gut wrenching and a frantic sample create the image of a situation gone horribly wrong. It's like fleeing from the garden. Then there is final peace as the hypnotic intro returns. Eve is an accomplishment. This album stands alongside "Dopesmoker" and "Dopethrone"as one of my favorite stoner doom albums. In comparison to their previous work, I believe the experimentation succeeded. I still wouldn't recommend this for new comers to the genre because of the focus on atmosphere, check out "Idolum" instead and then move on to this. Fans of Ufomammut or doom in general should not miss this one.



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HenchmanOfSanta
August 8th 2010



1644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review and album. This band's music is so hypnotizing and the vocals are so low in the mix, that half the time I'll listen through a track and won't be able to tell you if it even had vocals at all. Who the fuck gave this a 1?

lobby
August 8th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fantastic album. This is my first ufomammut, what should i get next?

FistfulOfSteel
August 8th 2010



894 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@ lobby: get Godlike Snake. Best album.

Bleekill
August 8th 2010



832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"1.0 awful Hoopy | June 3rd 10

I fail to see the appeal in sludgy, slow industrial or black metal. Sound masquerading as music."

that's who. Thanks for the pos

DBlitz
August 8th 2010



1685 Comments


nice review man. will check this out eventually.

lobby
August 8th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I told that guy to remove his rating if he can't appreciate any kind of Sludge Industrial or Black Metal, but he became stubborn

Bleekill
August 8th 2010



832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks db. He also gave Lightning Swords of Death - Extradimensional Wound a 1. I haven't listened to that album yet but I hear its decent thrashy black metal. HOOPY IF YOU ARE READING THIS THEN PLEASE REMOVE YOUR RATINGGS.

jingledeath
August 12th 2010



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just got this and it rules, gonna be playing this a lot this week.

Undead
August 20th 2010



144 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

2:38 in and i already like it. nice review by the way it was an enjoyable read

brutebeard
September 18th 2010



1655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Bleekill always reviewin the good stuff

jingledeath
September 18th 2010



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

in my top 10 for this year

lobby
September 18th 2010



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is 4th atm

alachlahol
January 2nd 2011



7422 Comments


after seeing jingle's 2010 list we will now bump UFOmammut they will blow up your house they will impregnate your grandma they will

FUCKING KILL YOU

watch this video if you don't believe me they are easily one of the top five heaviest bands in metal right now GODLIKE SNAKE's NOWHERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKe5gafiky8


and if that doesn't convince you listen to the thrid track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy0zkIh45d8

lobby
January 2nd 2011



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

amen. third track from eve ripped my face off

feav233
January 3rd 2011



1411 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its my #2 of the year

Photon
January 8th 2011



1288 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good choice

Digging: Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

Krumkake
December 19th 2011



27 Comments


Sounds a little too 'christian' for my tast, but I'll give this a try

DoubtGin
December 19th 2011



6684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

looks like they are releasing two albums next year

oh my

Rev
December 19th 2011



9291 Comments


I only have Snailking, but it rules

DoubtGin
December 19th 2011



6684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Snailking > Idolum = Eve

good night everyone



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