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Mothepearl - The Motherload

(8,5 / 10)

By Alberto Centenari

Motherpearl’s music will explode in your hands and in your eardrums, pure hard rock dynamite carved with funky matter!

Take the ‘80s hard rock played by bands like Extreme, drape it with funk metal broadsides coming straight from the ‘90s calling on bands like Living Colour (more easy-listening and bright) and boom, you’ll create a sonic bomb, pure dynamite that will explode in your hands and in your eardrums, a music that will get in your guts freeing yourselves from any decency and bringing you into a world of pure fun.


The hot Motherpearl are coming from the cold Sweden, a band dedicated to this explosive blend of genres, that exalt, glorify, amuse with a handful of songs that shake bodies and widen horizons, divinely played and singed even better: The Motherload will flip you upside-down like a sock and you’ll just fall in love with it.

Technically extraordinary, the band exalts an hard rock with funky rhythms thanks to the work of an explosive rhythmic section (Daniel Sjöstrand on the bass and Gustaf Hedström on the drums), with a huge work of the guitar (Birger Wikström) and an exceptional vocalist (Martin Brishäll), tightrope walker of the vocal chords, with the warm funky/blues passages united to a rocker grit: ten tracks to get madly crazy, catching breath only halfway through the album with the ballad Sooner Or Later that soothes the soul before going back to jump like crickets, enraptured by the wild rhythm of the band.


Amazing songs like Posterboy, Ropes and Dreams, the awesome Supervisionary Man are giving us the gift of great music, far from the common clichés: with an excellent production, the album breaks the dams built on standard genres, hitting us with a musicality that we can’t avoid making it our own, as the spirit of that rock which, after all, must entertain first, excite, letting the notes to vibrate inside us and drag us into an uncontrollable dance, led by and grabbed by our necks by a stellar bass, son of that black music that is an integral part of the DNA of these four musicians.
An album incredibly passional and full of feeling, ready to consume straightaway.

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Mainstream music.not


Mainstream music.not


 
 

About the author:

Iranian (!) metal/rock website Mainstream Music.not got a hold of our album and provided an awesome review of The Motherload!

Considering that most of the site's audience is located in Iran, and that these guys have a hard time finding a wide variety of music legally, this review speaks volumes to us! 

Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

 
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Lordsofmetal.nl


Lordsofmetal.nl


76/100

With guitarist Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) and bassist Paulo Mendoza (Jeff Scott Soto), vocalist Martin Brishall brought heavy artillery into his band Mother Pearl. With some Dweezil Zappa stubbornness, it's a little funky groovy Extreme / Living Colour direction musically.

This is clever and tightly executed, sometimes almost like Stevie Wonder and still swinging violently sounding funky rock with transverse hooks. Despite the obvious influences in Extreme harmonies and choruses, though they can still achieve that not just catchy effect (especially with the weaker ballads in my opinion).

A lot of admiration for the musicianship of the band, a very neat plate has delivered what actually not so much is to be regarded, but I can not be very warm.