Sunday 1 May 2022

UFOMAMMUT - Fenice (Album Review)

Release Date: May 06th 2022. Record Label: Neurot Recordings/Supernatural Cat. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Fenice - Tracklisting








Poia – Guitars and Fxs

Urlo – Bass, Vocals, Fxs and Synths

Levre – Drums & Fxs


Ufomammut gave the Doom/Stoner Metal world a massive shock when they announced they were splitting up back in 2020. After 9 wildly successful albums the band had decided to call it a day due to creative differences on where to take the band next. 

Fast forward a year later the band reformed to a massive sigh of relief from the Metal community though this time without longtime drummer and founding member Vita who is focusing on his other musical project Sonic Wolves.

Ufomammut have a new member and drummer (Levre) in their ranks and he’s a welcome addition to the Ufomammut family. Fenice (meaning Phoenix in Italian) is their 10th album and sees the band opt for a “back to basics” approach” with its Electronica and Psychedelic centric theme. The record was apparently meant to be one long single track before wisely being split into six individual parts.

This record feels like the spiritual successor to their classic album EVE with its style of Psychedelic Spaced Out Doom/Stoner Metal though focusing firmly more on Heavy Electronica sounds. There are elements to this record that feel and sound like Urlo’s solo project THE MON with its gloomy and abrasive themes held on the album. However, this truly remains an UFOMAMMUT record through and through with the distorted guitars and ambient spaced out themes.

Fenice opens with the brilliant opening song Duat. A song that passes the 10:30 minute mark with fast=paced grooves with a classic Psych/Space Rock backdrop for everything to be held together with. The music moves from slow-paced dimensions to a more aggressive style towards the end of the song which feels inspired by Motorhead in places.

Vocals on this album are sparse to begin with and only appear when they need to. Fenice feels like Ufomammut of old reconnecting with the later stages of their career and finding common ground to move on with future challenges with this release.

The album contains elements of Drone Music which we haven’t heard in a long time from the band, well not as good as this. Each song tells an intruding chapter of music of their own which does allow the band to play different styles of Doom/Stoner Metal but just be prepared for those ELECTRONICA vibes to dictate the whole album.

All of the songs are equally as good as each other. I can’t choose my favourite song at this time but if I’m pushed to do so then Psychostasia, Metamorpheonix and Pyramind come to mind. As Ufomammu really thrive on these tracks especially when the fantastic vocals appear which adds an extra layer of gloomy based heaviness.

Fenice is perhaps Ufomammut's most complete, adventurous and best release since EVE. Ufomammut had to take a step back and reassess their musical choices over the last decade and they’ve succeeded by reinventing themselves yet again as one of the underground's most original and constantly brilliant Doom/Stoner Metal bands out there.

Fenice is a breathtaking display of vivid ideas, themes and heavy grooves that allows Ufomammut to release one of the wildest and most thrilling Psychedelic Doom/Stoner Metal albums of the year.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Mona at All Noir PR for the promo.

Fenice will be available to buy from the links below from May 06th 2022.

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