Mondo Generator say F**K It with a triumph return.

 

 

So first off let’s just throw out some facts. Nick Oliveri is with out a doubt a genuine bad ass rock star. He is the real deal folks and the music he as given the worlds speaks for itself.. His style is unmistakable and his sound is legendary.  So if you’re asked to be part of his band you must be a total badass as well. The current line up Nick is utilizing for Mondo Generator may just be the best one yet. I mean that with all the respect in the world to all the past members and contributors of course. I mean Mondo as always used the best. However, the current power trio of Mondo Generator is clicking and locked into some special kind of chemistry. First off you got guitar wizard Mike Pygmie (John Garcia and the band of Gold, You Know Who, Wizards) doing is thing. You also have  Mike Amster ( Nebula) who is a total beast on the drums. The  musicianship on the upcoming Mondo  record “Fuck It’ is next level. Both Mike Pygmie (Guitar) and newcomer Mike Amster  crushed it.  Nick and crew have Mondo sounding better and bigger than ever. “Fuck It” is fire and only adds too Oliveri’s legend.

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So let’s talk “Fuck IT.” It’s made of thirteen ass kicking songs that encompass the many styles of Nick Oliveri and his great career. If you’re a Kyuss fan there are songs for you. If you’re a QOTSA fan you will hear some of that Oliveri magic. If your a Mondo Generator fan you will not be disappointed either. This album as grooves, screams and in your face energy that hits hard and loud. Oliveri also straight sings on this record which I love. I think he is a very underrated singer and as a great voice. Of course I also really dig his scream.

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“Fuck It” starts strong with the track “Nowhere Man” and a killer riff that reminds me of early Danzig. Oliveri’s bass line and vocals sound killer. The songs rhythm takes many twists and turns and I love it. Pygmie delivers the goods on the guitar solo. The second track Up Against The Void is a blast beat infused hardcore throwback that fits Oliveri signature scream oh so well. The song highlights some serious mental guitar riffs and insane drumming. The first two tracks of “Fuck It’ showcase the talents of Oliveri’ Pygmie and Amster while kicking you in the teeth.

 

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Track three “Kyuss Dies’ hits you hard with a catchy groove and a melody that bounces around in your brain. The lyrics on this track are great and I love the riffs. Especially the bridge with its tweaked out haunting guitar work. Track four “Turboner” is a classic Mondo sounding song equipped with that famous Oliveri scream and attitude of just giving zero fucks. This song as  the bass and guitar doing some rad runs in it. Lets us also give credit to “Kyuss Dies” and “Turboner”  being killer song titles.

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The song “As Good As It Gets Or Fuck It” is the shit.  Pygmie brings it with a hooky Guitar line that elevates the song. The breakdown is bonkers and so so rad. The vocals are great and the guitar work is swell. For me, this song is one of my favorites of “Fuck It.” The album then takes you back to the good ole days of punk with “When Death Comes.” Nick’s vocals sound great and the lyrics are hilarious. This song is a big load. LOL

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Track seven “Listening To Th Daze” is a true mind melter. It reminds me of acid punk on fire. Killer guitar work and rhythms. Amster brings it on this one and holds down the fort while Oliveri and Pygmie blaze over the top. The songs breakdown highlights Oliveri vocals. The album then turns up the acid jazz punk with a hint of surf guitar on  “Silver Tequila New.” The boys get to show their chops on this one on some what of extended intro. After the intro melts you Nick delivers another strong vocal performance over a killer riff. Oliveri’s bass lines shred on this one.

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Track nine Nick calls in his friend OLGA form Svetlanas to make a guest vocal appearance and she kills it. The tone of her voice and the tone of Nicks voice work so well together. They have the call and response thing going over the top of a burn every thing down to the ground vibe. Next the album brings another twisty riff on “There’s Nothing Wrong.” Pygmie drops another rad guitar solo and the band pushes things riff wise keeping you on your toes. Track eleven “Death Van Trip” is another favorite off the record for me. Love the riffs. Love the vocals and the tempo changes. Pygmie Armster and Oliveri are very good at their instruments individually with out a doubt but they also gel so perfectly together. “Death Van Trip” is a great example of this.

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Up next we get “Its You I don’t Believe” and it’s a total ass kicker. I love the use of stops and hits. Amster really shines on this one. Next up is probably my favorite track on the entire record.  “Option Four” has a little Henry Rollins Black Flag vibe but in the style of Nick Oliveri. First off, the circus riff is insane and catchy as all fuck. But the narration style vocals and lyrics from Oliveri just make for such a unique and brilliant vibe. Nick is great story teller and doesn’t get enough credit for his lyrics. The songs middle part as a change of pace that kicks down the door down and beats you to a pulp. LOVE THIS SONG! Option four bitches!

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So… my advice if you are a fan of any music project Nick Oliveri related you need this album. It rips! Mondo is back and on fire. It’s been eight long years since we got an album from Mondo and the wait was worth it. Led by the legendary and always dangerous Nick Oliveri Mondo will release “Fuck It” via HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS on February 21st. If you buy the disc version you even get a bonus track!! The album was recorded at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck studio and the tones and production are great. Like I said before, if you’re a fan of any of Oliveri’s projects you will find something to like about this record.  “Fuck It” puts Mondo back on top and I’m sure will end up being on a lot of best of the year lists come December.

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