Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have quickly risen to become one of my top five favorite stoner rock bands, alongside Monster Magnet, The Neptune Power Federation, Clutch, and Down. This album is equal parts crushing doom and spacey atmospherics. Awesome!
Favorite track: The Spaceships Of Ezekiel.
I love everything MWWB does, their music has a certain aura around it that no other band has. It's captivating and engaging, almost creepy sounding sometimes. Stunning work.
Favorite track: Yn Ol I Annwn.
Titled ‘Yn Ol I Annwn’, Welsh for Return To The Underworld’, it is the third part of the trilogy of albums that began with ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth’ in 2015 and 2017’s ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’.
The final phase of the band’s first intergalactic voyage if you will.
The eight songs that comprise thes album, sees the band delve deeper into their collective influences, embracing full on space rock, atmospheric film soundtracks, melancholic acoustic interludes, psychedelia, cosmic moogs and percussion, moments of introspection and light … and of course, large helpings of doom. The fat riffs, big hooks and endless space grooves are all present and correct.
And once again Jessica Ball’s voice glides over it all, both sweet and melancholy, yet this time more assured. A myriad of stacked harmonies and layered vocals weave in and out of the tracks, adding an ‘other-worldly’ melodicism to the songs.
In fact the album as a whole, is very much a sonic journey into some cosmos on the edge of forever. Just turn off the lights, turn up the volume and be transported to dance at the end of time.
The band’s music has developed and been honed over the previous two records, but there is no doubt that they have distilled the essence of MWWB into this one. Previous comparisons to Windhand, Yob, Sleep. or whatever, are rendered completely redundant with ‘Yn Ol I Annwn’.
No one else is pushing the boundaries of heavy like MWWB.
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard sound like Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, full stop.
Long live MWWB.
There has been speculation that the final part of the trilogy of albums that preceded this, marked the
end of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard. We can confirm that having officially slimmed their name down to MWWB they are continuing their voyage through the far reaches of the galaxy.
We are the ideal soundtrack to your next intergalactic voyage or black hole exploration....more
supported by 128 fans who also own “Yn Ol I Annwn”
Her Vocals. lady makes the bass,guitar and drums all come together. melody and tone! play bass and i am in love with their sounds. way they write and each song moves you. how does one select a fav on this master piece of melodies,and amazing tone? Diablerie,Grey Garde,Pilgram's Rest,and first to die dont get you heart moving your in trouble lol Mickey/mojo62