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Within Punk Zine Review: Mokomokai's Poison Whiptail
June 27, 2017
If you where to pop a couple funky colored pills slam it back with a hard chugging of bubbles out of a hair rising whiskey,slam your friends ass while giving the horns all the while having a lit smoke dangle from your lip you would probably be listening to Mokomai's "Poison Whiptail". This album is best enjoyed int he right state of mind of fast booze chain smoking and laying some serious fucking rubber in what ever your rocking out in. It's as if doc Brown pulled up inside your head told your cortex to get the hell in take some of this "Your about to see some serious shit" as the flex compacitor is set to 1972.This album has some serious vibes going on that you better call the local guy for more cause this groove has some serious Ronnie James Dio meets Deep Purple with a slight of Queens of The Stone age.It kicks off with the title track Poison Whiptail that has this reverberated intro with drum rolls and leads into heavy down rifts in the classic crunchy rifts notorious Craig Goldy. What's incredibly interesting is the heavy shoe gaze fog sound and the harmonic notes that John Ellis hit's throughout this album compares to Rob Halford back int eh day.
Diesel Wild Stallion continues on with this atmospheric groove with a lot of cowbell drum fills and and incredibly dirty fuzzy chords.One really has to wonder what combination of petals actually get's that sound? Then again it was recorded and produced by none other than Toronto studio engineer Ian Blurton. Ian has a way of creating the most interesting effects in the most intriguing ways through reversing speaker cabinets to changing pedals completely around. Some may say it's similar in sound to Saxon back in the day but I hear more Dio based influence in this release with homage to Judas Priest. Alot of bands are recreating this sound with the likes of Monster Truck to longtime metal influence of Clutch. Walking Boss is another killer track but most notable is the Deep Purple cover of "Bloodsucker". This version is killer with the new take on the rifts and the vibe and overall feel hits hard with the breakdowns tempo shifts and those killer high notes held on the vocals range.
Then it all hits to the oldschool metal of the Eighties on "Heavy Metal Sky" which makes you wanna bust out the Kregars out of storage bolt them on to moms mini van and lay some serious smoke show! This track is perfect full fast classic metal with a catchy metal rift throughout with some really technical break downs and buildups.Complete with a killer note solo worthy of homage to Dave mustang.
Just when you think your done thrashing your house burning your furniture shitting on your neighbours rose garden and burning down there pristine garden shed you hate so much while giving the horns. It all kicks into a slower Dio vibe again with "Fast enough to Kill" back with the low deep dirty chords and rifts.
After listening to this killer 7 track release it's enough to slam a shit load of beers and rock out hard waking up the next day wondering why is my car sitting on rims where did the tires go and what happened to my neighbors yard?