The Fire Above
Electric Valley Records
19 March 2021
CD, vinyl, and digital formats
Often trippy and mostly vitriolic, Amammoth is a sludge/stoner metal from down under. The Sydneysiders have been active for a couple of years and already started making waves locally with their loud, frenzied live shows and 2019’s EP, Blackwitch.
The upcoming debut LP, The Fire Above, is based on two different messages. The first message validates the sun as the creator of life rather than a religion. The second topic vilifies the privileged class (such as the royal family, politicians, and celebrities) in our society for their offenses and hegemony.
Sonically, the opus is a scream into the abyss and a sacrifice of the innocents on the altar of the almighty bong. The snarling stoner/sludgy tunes capture the sensibilities of a shot of heroin, a comforting fire on a snowy night, a tender, sensual touch from a lover, and a knife to the throat of enemies.
Absorb Amammoth’s grotesque and foreboding harshness and kindle The Fire Above.
Scott Fisher: Vocals/Guitars
Scott Wilson: Drums
Luis Lipovac: Bass/Backing Vocals; Organ on “Shadows” and “Rise.”
Recorded at Pet Food Factory by Jason Whalley in September 2020.
Mixed by Clem Bennett.
Mastered at studios 301 by Steve Smart.
Artwork by Marco Nieddu.
All Percussion by Amammoth.
Jason Whalley triangle and egg shaker on “Heal.”
All songs by Amammoth.
Lyrics by Scott Fisher.
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