A Hungarian band with two albums already under their belt, Ozone Mama are set to increase their profile and their following with the latest release, Cosmos Calling.
The band members Márton Székely (vocals), András Gábor (guitars, vocals) Gergely Dobos (bass) and Máté Gulyás (drums) have put together a range of songs, which clearly have their roots in the rock of the late 60’s and early 70’s. While listening to this, I can’t help thinking about Greek rock band, Socrates Drank the Conium and their self-titled first album – but with much better vocals.
Guitar driven throughout, with un-credited keyboards occasionally bringing warm fills to some tracks, this is well worth adding to the collection.
The first track starts off very middle eastern, then an acoustic riff with rough phased vocals make you wonder what is coming next… well, it quickly builds to a thunder like electric riff and develops into a really good song.
Other highlights include the bluesy ‘Shout At The Sky’ and the title track, ‘Cosmos Calling’, with its heavy country start and really shows off how good the backing this band provides.
The best of a good bunch has to be Moon Pilot. It has a feel of Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’ about it; a sweeping 6.5 minutes of changing time signatures, a heavy bass/guitar riff and an Ozzyish vocal forming a superb album closer.
A very good album, with sufficient variation in tempos and feel. If they keep improving like this, then Ozone Mama will be a force to be reckoned with.