Mother Vulture // Mother Knows Best // Album Review
Bristol blues- punk-rockers Mother Vulture drop their debut album Friday, Nov 25th and this one Is a belter! High octane from the off they unleash their very own brand of punk-rock like their lives depend on it,
Opening up with the unforgiving ‘Fame And Shame’ you are propelled into a chaotic sonic rollercoaster that sets the tone for an album that screams individuality from the top if its’ lungs. If you weren’t too sure what Mother Vulture were all about before listening to Mother Knows Best, you soon will as it punches you track after track, a relentless barrage of sonic abuse you are either going to open your arms and welcome it wholeheartedly or you’ll run for the hills.
It is a frantic collection of songs that go all out to make a statement about who Mother Vulture are, a band that holds back nothing, its hearts on sleeves time as they throw everything and the kitchen sink at you to demand your attention. There is a sunset strip gnarliness to their sound, a gritty edge that will absolutely make you sit up to attention to this album when listening to it, wondering with every twist and turn where it is going to take you next. It would be a fool’s game to try and figure that one out as you’re better off just sitting back and letting this crazy bunch take you on a ride through this fuzz-laden sonic assault.
The production is sublime allowing you to feel every nuance the guys have encapsulated into this manic recording, you feel every single thrash of those guitars, slam of those drums and the hefty baseline that absorbs your soul whilst those piercing vocals cut through butter like a hot knife.
A truly individual sound, it has been a while since a band has captured the imagination quite like Mother Vulture, sees to watch for sure they are a formidable force for sure and a band to keep your eye on moving forward.