Saturday, April 24, 2010
Eve, the latest slab from Italian supernaut Ufomammut, consists of a single track divided into five movements, dedicated to the first hot chick on Earth. (Unless you count Lilith, of course). It’s admittedly difficult to connect rock with movements about a Biblical figure, but if anyone can get away with it, it’s this international paragon of cosmic doom. Huge riffs ebb and flow like tides, washing up sound effects and, occasionally, vocal roars that could be in Martian as easily as Italian (or English). Repetition works in the album’s favor, making the music a massive mantra in which it’s easy to misplace one’s melting mind. Hardly a Sunday school lesson, Eve is instead a lysergic journey into the holy center of the almighty riff.
- Michael Toland