RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

Fat.Mo.Mac - Fat.Mo.Mac  
Red Tomb Records

Rating: B+

Lars Johansson is the guitar player of the band Candlemass from Sweden.  With Fat.Mo.Mac he has created a band with a clear and true musical vision and that is to celebrate hard rock's past!  The songs on this band's debut album drip of Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Leslie West.  Long story short this is a homage to guitar heroes of rock concert's past!  Oh, did we mention it kicks ass? 

Lars came up with some riffs and then looked all over Scandinavia for fellow rock and roll warrior souls.

Lars comments, "“I had a couple of ideas that would take me and my friends back to where it all started for me when it comes to influences and inspiration.”  

Many of his rock and roll contemporaries quicky signed up to partake in the task at hand including Mats Leve´n (Candlemass, Yngvie Malmsteen, Therion, Krux, Amaseffer, Gus), Klas Gunnerfeldt (Psycosomatic Cowboys, Primate Life, Backwood Preachers, Ruby Dogs, Ginger Ale), Tobbe Moen (Gotham City, Oz, Creozoth, Silent Call), Stefan Gunnarsson (Janne Schaffer, Raj Montana Band, Sandra Cross, David Carlson, Enorma Groov, Bliss, LA project, Bill Champlin), along with the now-deceased Roger E, who died of a heart of attackRoger's death pushed Lars forward, pushing even more emotion into an already passionate collection of songs. 

While one may have never heard of this band, if you're a fan of hard rock in the styles mentioned above then you must check this band out.  Lars has captured the spirit of the past and put his own twist on thinks.  The supporting cast is there and adds the flavours.  This is one of the best pure hard rock albums to be released in many moons.  Don't take my word for it, check out the video below. 

The band is named after a large mountain in northern Sweden.  The name fits as this music is powerful and huge. 

Give it a listen and the buy this sucker. 

Track Listing

Walk Alone
So Bad It Feels
Broken Down
Always Like That
Cold Woman
Memories is All There Is
Get Home

By Jeb Wright