Mother of God: Anthropos

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Release Date: 05-14-2013

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Mother of God: Anthropos

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'Woke up at dawn and felt a presence, nature spirits, observing me. Looked out through the window. Black shape. I went to the nearby forest and the journey had begun. Without a direct way, I went through the woods and crossed mountains. Suddenly elated by light, I was under the raven's wings. Numb. Awakened by a thud and the silhouettes of the three. Embrace. The circle was complete. ' - Mother of God Born in 2008 and raised on rock in Morgardshammar, Sweden, the four-piece Mother of God cast off a lot of the retro '70s mentality of their countrymen in favor of a more modern approach. Well, 20 years more modern, anyway. Mother of God no doubt have some appreciation for the finer things in '70s rock - there are beards to prove it - but musically they incorporate influences from grunge and the heavy grooves of the early '90s. Bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains mesh their downtrodden grunge melodies alongside classic inspiration drawn from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. These might sound like familiar elements - at least the names ring out - but Mother of God bring their own emotional spin to their Small Stone debut, Anthropos, and never quite cooperate with what you think they'll do next. The band has released two prior EPs - 2011's Forging a New Path and their debut - and they recorded and mixed Anthropos in Borlange with Erik Nerback, Chris Goosman mastered, and Sanna Albenius, Robin Gnista and Alexander von Wieding provided art and layout design. In addition to festival appearances at Getaway Rock, Wacken Open Air in Germany and Peace & Love, Mother of God have shared the stage with YOB, Dozer, Graveyard, Imperial State Electric and more, and they'll look to continue their live domination in Scandinavia and beyond in support of Anthropos, shoving their eclectic sound and undeniable hooks right in the faces of everyone who thinks they know what heavy rock should sound like.

  1. Soul Shoutin' - Shirley Scott
  2. Collard Greens - Freddie McCoy
  3. Tengo Tango - Cannonball Adderley Sextet
  4. Why Don't You Do Right? - Mark Murphy
  5. Money's Gettin' Cheaper - Jimmy Witherspoon
  6. Step Out and Git It - the Nomos
  7. Theme from "The Carpetbaggers" - Brother Jack McDuff with the Big Band of Benny Golson
  8. Theme from N.Y.P.D. (The ABC TV Series) - Johnny "Hammond" Smith
  9. Whip It on Me - Billy Hawks
  10. Evil Ways - Cal Tjader
  11. Yeh Yeh! - Mongo Santamaria
  12. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
  13. The Seventh Son - Mose Allison
  14. I'm Ready - Otis Spann
  15. Pool Shark - Willis Jackson
  16. Soul Shack - Sonny Stitt
  17. Filthy McNasty - Eddie Jefferson
  18. Love Me Right - Jimmy Witherspoon
  19. I've Got Your Number - Pat Bowie
  20. Black Talk - Charles Earland
  21. Mama Rufus - the Merced Blue Notes
  22. Soul Liberation - Rusty Bryant
  23. Games - Boogaloo "Joe" Jones
  24. Kenny's Theme - Kenny Burrell
  25. Theme from "The Pink Panther" - Brother Jack McDuff with the Big Band of Benny Golson

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