Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Alter Review


Ufomammut are a band that needs no introduction. They are one of the finest and heaviest examples of Psych/Doom/Sludge Metal.

They have released a string of critically acclaimed albums that can be considered masterpieces of modern metal. Especially EVE. A classic of the genre that still feels fresh today when it was released 2 years ago.

Ufomammut next project was a two-part album – Oro: Opus Primum (which we reviewed earlier this year and which is quite frankly another classic album from these hugely talented rockers) and Oro Opus Alter.

Well it’s time for me to look at their new masterpiece. Yeah I have said it early. Oro: Opus Alter is a masterpiece. Make no question about it. Ufomammat have delivered a crushing sonic experience to go with Oro Opus Primum.

Nothing much has changed from the last time. Its 5 tracks of pure sonic heaviness from the word go. The 50 minutes just flies by.

This isn’t so much an album but an out of body experience made possible through their incredible music. It’s a psychedelic trippy wild ride into the unknown bound together with brilliant Sludge/Doom Metal riffs along with some amazing drumming as well.

The shortest track on here runs for 6 mins and the longest is a mind expanding 13 minutes by the name of Sulphurdew.

The instrumental on the album is flawless as ever and one that will leave your breathless all the way through. The way Ufomammut blend their heavy pounding riffs amongst the sonic based noises is just nothing short of perfection an a total joy to listen to.

The album is brilliantly produced as ever. Ufomammut know how to put together a wonderful listening experience and it shows here. Every note is played to a loud, crisp and clear effect. Just put your speakers on full blast and immerse yourself into the world of this legendary band.

Ufomammut have delivered their career defining masterpiece with both Oro: Opus Primum and Oro: Opus Alter. I thought after EVE they wouldn’t be able to top it. But they have. Twice!!!

Another thing you should do is listen to both albums in one sitting as I done recently. And WOW. What a ride that is. Just relax, plug in and listen to 100 minutes of the finest Doom/Sludge Metal music your likely to hear this year. It’s a trippy spaced out sonic blast you’re going to remember for a very long time. Awesome.

Well as you can tell I loved Oro: Opus Alter. It’s such a shame it had to end. But Ufomammut deserve credit and praise for releasing a two-part album like this. It’s not likely to happen in a long, long time.

Ufomammut can now rightly be considered legends and most importantly innovators of the genre. There is no other band like them at the moment.

Brilliant. Amazing. Wonderful – Well you get the idea. Just buy this brilliant album now. You won’t regret it.

Oro Opus Alter is available on Neurot Recordings and available from all good stockists now.

Thanks to the great folks at Rarely Unable PR for sending this to us. You have no idea how grateful we are. So Thanks Again.

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