Album Review: Ufomammut - Ecate (9/10)


Like their sludgy psych brethren in Neurosis, whose members founded Neurot Recordings, Ufomammut delve deep into metal’s mossy underbelly, making bands like Tool look like camp counselors. That said, the Italian trio’s seventh album could be their catchiest yet—to the extent that 10-minute tracks wholly devoid of verse-chorus-verse structure could qualify as catchy. The experimental album salutes a goddess who can straddle the worlds of humans, ghosts and gods; as proven here, Ufomammut clearly fit into the latter category.
– Kurt Orzeck