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Motherfucker - Confetti

by Jim Harris Rating:7 Release Date:2015-08-01

Let’s face it, if you wanted to do a one-off band and had no idea it would go anywhere you could safely name it Motherfucker, motherfucker. And that is what this three-piece band did. But no doubt if they expect any commercial appeal, it might have been a good idea to go with MF moving forward. Regardless, Motherfucker’s new album, Confetti, is a worthy, in-your-face, punk-metal album to be reckoned with.

From the opening killer track, ‘I’m Fucking Dick Dale’, on through the mainly brief nine-song set, this is a punk-inspired metal album by three women who know how to build swaggering, droning metal comparable to those 90s industrial-metal bands, but with such songs as ‘I Want the F’ and ‘Nobody Leave This Place Without Singing The Blues’ they share more with Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath than anyone else.  They say this band has caught Steve Albini’s attention and with that low-end, plodding drums and bass, it’s evident why.

If there is anything to complain about in these tracks is that they occasionally fall into a sort of flatter L7 punk vocal progression that seems a bit of a counter-point to the metal vibes.  I like them best when the vocals are loud, soaring, and echoey as on the first track and they reach some of those metal plateaus that Jane’s Addiction often reached.

Regardless, Motherfucker should fit right in with any modern metal crowd of black-haired, pierced, and tattooed boys and girls who cherish such lines as you don’t need a brain to have fun or such song titles as Confetti (In Your Fucking Face).  However, if you take out the shock value in many of these types of bands, sometimes all that’s left is a handful of regurgitated heavy metal riffs that sound pretty much like it’s always been done since Iron Man.  We’ll see what happens with Motherfucker, Motherfucker.

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