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Monster Magnet - A Better Dystopia

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A Better Dystopia, the new record by MONSTER MAGNET, invites the listener directly into the mindset of the psychedelic rock legend Dave Wyndorf and convinces with a psychotic selection of proto-metal and late psych songs that pay more than just tribute to wide-legged hard rock. The excellent and equally obscure selection of songs pays homage to some well-known all-time favorites in the new MONSTER MAGNET and lets familiar melodies breathe new spirit. The first cover album marks another brilliant achievement of the band and presents Wyndorf's vocal power, which gives the songs an undoubted, inimitable stamp, in absolute top form. The sound corset of A Better Dystopia was laced by the musicians Phil Caivano, Bob Pantela, Garrett Sweeney and Alec Morton: A fire from vintage and old school, burning fuzz leads and pounding basses and drums, triggered by the expressive style of the formation that has almost been lost in modern music. In the album opener "The Diamond Mine", Dave Wyndorf recites a classic monologue by Dave Diamonds - an American radio DJ whose broadcasts made many psychedelic and acid rock bands better known in the late 60s and early 70s The actual trip of the MONSTER MAGNET record begins with the initial chords of the Hawkind classic "Born To Go". Tracks like the outstanding "Mr Destroyer" (Poo-Bah) boast swirling riffs and swirling vocal parts and bring about the perfect mix of hard rock and psychedelic with an almost visionary effect. The feverish sounding "Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)" (Table Scraps) breathes the pure punk wildness of the old school and lines like "I'm gonna drive it straight to HELL!" remind of a stylistic cross between Iggy Pop and Motörhead. The thunderous version of the hard rock classic "Learning To Die" (Dust) and the expressive interpretation of the Stooges-meets-Goth-epic "Solid Gold Hell" (The Scientists) pull the listener completely into the depths of the flickering rabbit hole. The album closes with the explosive cover version of Morgen's "Welcome To The Void", which invites you to start the hallucinogenic journey again and again in a snappy and at the same time more informal manner. With A Better Dystopia, MONSTER MAGNET lets the listener wake up in a different time and space, which nevertheless clearly reflects the classifying magnet stamp on every corner.


1. The Diamond Mine
2. Born To Go
3. Epitaph For A Head
4. Solid Gold Hell
5. Be Forewarned
6. Mr. Destroyer
7. When The Wolf Sits
8. Death
9. Situation
10. It's Trash
11. Motorcycle
12. Learning To Die
13. Welcome To The Void*

*Bonus Track

Band: Monster Magnet
Title: A Better Dystopia
Release: 2021
Label: Universal
Bandinfo: Monster Magnet

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