Saturday 17 March 2018

Mammut - Mammut (1971)

The one and only album from this German band.

Mammut was a quintet with a lineup of organ, bass, flute, guitars, drums, percussion and vocals.

Mammut is one of those obscure German bands who released one album and then died. Basically because hardly anyone bought this album. It is only available on LP and on Youtube too.

The music is krautrock. Hard krautrock with a lot of blues and psych hard rock. That and a lot of sound bites and cinematic noises.

The music is wild, fast and hard throughout these forty minutes. The longest song clocks in at fourteen minutes.

The vocals are OK and the band does their best on material which is not the best. There are some wild guitar solos here and some mad vocals.

The quality is pretty decent and fans of krautrock and hard rock may like this album. I am not won over.

2 points

1 comment:

  1. I've got this on cd from the Long Hair label after previously having a CD on Ohrwaschl so it is available on CD. I like it, its nothing earth shattering but there's some nice organ and the 13+ minute Mammut Opera is a highlight.