Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ufomammut - Idolum

Although I've always dug what I'd heard of Ufomammut, I'd never really taken the time to get into them until I heard the opening track from this album; Stigma.

To set the scene, myself, ZoSo))) and a mutual friend are smoking the evening away on a cold Sunday, holed up in ZoSo)))'s attic listening to decent tunes. Quite far into the evening we're hella stoned and our friend, who shall be referred to here as Gary Tadgers asks ZoSo))) put "that band we had on yesterday" on. His request is granted and the next thing my ears are treated to is one of the greatest, meanest opening riffs I've ever heard. I'm hooked on the dirge from the get go, and once the electronics give way to bass, it only gets better.

And then the proper riff drops, and I have not stopped listening to it since.


ZoSo))) said...

It was a great evening. I was shocked that you hadn't been exposed to Ufomammut prior to that night. Was such a way to get hooked into it. Even I was in a trance and I'd heard it numerous times before.

jedlucid said...

i bought this and the best part of it was the over the top production of the actual packaging, album was blah and they have since rocketed back into obscurity

Tony Maim said...

I have only got "Eve" so will give this a go. Cheers.