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Super Narco Man - EP Review: Dank Mammoth

18 Mar 2016 // A review by LilMizCharlie

Will in all instances cause stereos to malfunction...

Maybe I was just in the mood for some rough as guts, raw, sweat drenched madness. This is my first review ever and I must confess, I was drawn to everything about this band. On first listen they reminded me of the post hardcore band At The Drive In although personally I think in moments they have the potential to be far more gutsy and underground.

When I saw the name Super Narco Man looking for someone to review their album Dank Mammoth, I became intrigued and I couldn’t pass it up. The thing I love most about this recording is it has been unashamedly recorded at home, in a lounge. It’s raw and it feels like I’m sitting on a student flat sofa, with mates, some cody’s and zoning out to a jam session. I know this will not be for everybody, I don’t care. Super Narco Man don’t either. The album consists of 7 live songs on Bandcamp, go and listen.

My only wish if anything would be to hear the lyrics. Unfortunately the mix made it hard for me to determine what any of these songs are about. Don’t let this deter you though because for a three piece, Joel (guitar, vocals), Matt (bass, backing vocals) and Rik (drums, backing vocals) have some very heavy, hard hitting, indie rock going on in this little gem. There is something I truly love about being Rock n Roll, pulling together a bit of gear and pushing play.

My personal favourite based on sound, would have to be Dick Noise. The feedback at the start is crazy insane. Then it goes into post hardcore overdrive that makes me wanna staunch every mother sucker, his dog, mum and his sister out. It’s raw and aggressive, it reminds me a lot of Wellington band, Hollywoodfun Downstairs. Then of course there is Total Disdain where from 2:35ish onwards, the guys take you to a grunge zone and Joel does this madly epic lead outro. It leaves you feeling like Joel has gone into his own world and never intends on coming back to reality. Total Disdain made me wanna create my own circle pit in the lounge.

I look forward to seeing the evolution of this band.


About Super Narco Man

We had a jam one day, and then it just, like, happened, man.

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Dank Mammoth Deluxe
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Dank Mammoth
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Super Narco Man
Year: 2014
Type: Album

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