Monday, 15 October 2018

MOS GENERATOR ~ Shadowlands (2018)



Mos Generator ~ Shadowlands

I have to confess, I'm a late converter to Mos Generator, I'd heard of them of course, but had them down as some kind of a Foo Fighters grunge outfit. There is a hint of the 90's Seattle scene with this album but there is none of the typical grunge sloppiness on Shadowlands, as the song structures are locked down tight, stabbing,unyielding licks, carve their way into your brain. Nothing is left to waste, no excess fat, each jab wrapped in melodic fibres of smooth vocals working in perfect harmony with the cut throat guitar and rhythm. Mos Generator is a band at the top of its game and from what I've heard, they  slay live as well.



My favourite track on Shadowlands is 'Stolen Ages' I've played this magnificent slow burner so many times and recently opened The Shrieks From Below Podcast with it, This track grinds its ass, slick with a sheen of sleaze.

The beauty of discoveries like this is that I have an extensive back catalogue to check out.....I may be gone for some time.