Monster Magnet Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux)
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manosg
Staff Reviewer
October 15th 2015


11743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh man my "where" and "were" issue is on full display on this sentence haha.



Thanks Dan, I appreciate you always checking my reviews.

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danielcardoso
October 15th 2015


11770 Comments


No problem, bud.

deslad
October 15th 2015


645 Comments


Must have missed this one yesterday man; great write-up as usual. I'll give it a listen soon.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
October 15th 2015


11743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks des, hope you enjoy!

ChaoticVortex
April 15th 2016


813 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just came around to listen to this. Like Milking the Stars it's a scattershot, more psych-heavy reimagining of the original album. However the structure, the tone and the overall vibe is so different that it pretty much functions as an entirely new project.



Right now I feel that Cobars and Fire is stronger than Milking probably due to the bigger focus on the groovy, disorted riffing, rather than the acoustic renderings. The second half is especially strong, When The Planes Fall From The Sky, Ball of Confusion, and the closer are major stoner epics.



With this, Milking and Last Patrol I can safely say that Monster Magnet is in their trippiest musical period since the 90's. Hope they keep this level of quality up in their future releases.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
April 15th 2016


11743 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Definitely. Dave finally seems to be in a really good place after his problems with drugs and I'm really hopeful for the band's new material.

rockandmetaljunkie
July 25th 2019


8223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Such a refreshing take on Mastermind. This and Milking the Stars capture perfectly a weird, trippy-hippie 60's vibe. This specifically, i think i prefer it over the original album that spawned it.



It would be so rad if they stopped recording new material altogether for the sake of re-imagining their entire catalog. I would be perfectly fine by that.



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