Mangrenade - More Than A Handfull (2013)
This one kinda took me by surprise if I'm totally honest. Not that that's a bad thing, I just didn't expect to dig the particular brand of rock n roll that was on the cards here. I'll admit, it didn't really grab me at first, and it did take a couple of listens for it to really sink in, but goddammit, if the opening to Deep Cut doesn't get your feet involuntarily stomping along then you must be... Ha!... Oscar Pistoius.
No, but really, if you do own a pair of feet (or even just the one), then Mangrenade will certainly get them moving. Tapping into a tone that falls somewhere between 60's rock and roll and modern day southern rock the Ohio trio twist and turn so much it almost defies a one true genre. Again, not at all a bad thing, providing you do right, and for the best part the guys do. There's a couple of moments that, for want of a better word, confuse me. But I think thats more down to my own prejudice than anything else really. If you fancy a bit of a break from the stoner, doom or sludge side of life but still feel like something with a bit of groove then give these chaps a go. I think you mite just be pleasantly surprised.
For Fans Of; The Datsuns, The Pixies, The Horrors, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Pet The Preacher