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Wolfmother

 

Wolfmother:
Dimensions

Written by: Corey Tate

Where to begin with Wolfmother... interesting, almost heavy, kind of lively, hey haven't I heard this before?

The song Dimension is a straight-up Ozzfest of early 70's era Black Sabbath. There's even the occasional throaty outburst of OH YEAH a la War Pigs. And there doesn't seem to be any Wolfmother shame in that either.

It's kind of fun, too. They're good at it, at least. If you're gonna revel in your influences, then don't pretend you're not doing just that. They actually wear it on their sleeve, proudly adorning it like a badge of honor.

The two big singles may not delve deeply into the blues drenched metal from the days of Sabbath yore, but it does put more an indie rock-type spin on it. I'll bet this music plays out fantastically in a live setting.

There's a lot of energy here, I can just imagine Pete Townsend windmill guitar stabs as Wolfmother plays their stoner rock anthems. I'm imagining the live show as loud, audacious, and mind blowing. I've never seen them, so hopefully their gig can live up the mark.

Even watching their video for Mind's Eye is a straight lift of Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii... They've even gone as far as to mimic the panning camera shot that takes the view from a glimpse of looking over the soundguy's shoulder, and as the camera pans right, you intermittently pass behind a set of amps with the Wolfmother logo spray painted on, a la Pink Floyd’s opening sequence in Pompeii.

This could have been good soundtrack material for Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. I SWEAR TO GOD I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP. That's the vibe here. It's healthy and fun, but there's a lot of shall we say influences that play out directly in front of the listener. Call it an hommage to Wolfmother's favorite music.


RATING: ***** 3.9 out of 5 stars

 

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Wolfmother : Dimensions EP Track List:
01 Dimension
02 Mind's Eye
03 Love Train
04 The Earth's Rotation Around The Sun
05 Dimension (video)
06 Mind's Eye (video)