Review: Monster Magnet — Last Patrol

Rated:

4/5

Taking their customary three years between albums, Monster Magnet rolls a nine-song set that’s well worth the wait. The quartet sounds fresh and full of purpose on these nine songs, which nod back to the roots of the group’s psychedelic brand of stoner garage rock. But that’s a wide sonic umbrella, so Monster Magnet tears through everything from riffy epics (“End of Time” and the title track) and the Southern blues-flavored “Hallelujah” to the face-melting fury of “Mindless Ones” and the restrained ambiance of “I Live Behind the Clouds.” Consistently hot, this should tide fans over until the next patrol arrives in, oh, 2016. GARY GRAFF

Check out “The Duke (Of Supernature)” off Last Patrol below.


  • Superlord Spacejudge

    Disappointed. These riffs and vibe are stale as fvck. The quartet sounds fresh couldn’t be further from the truth. Cool artwork though.

    • zakrocz

      Yeh it’s a weird album, not too impressed with my first play through. Give it time it might grow on me more.

  • Stugotts

    “Super lord Jag off” is what you should call urself…loser.

  • Star Galacto

    Are you kidding me ???? As a long time fan of the band and music in general, this is a damn solid classic MM album. I wish more of my old faves could put out stuff as cool as this!!! MM still got it. Good riffs, good leads, vocals. Go listen to your slipknot albums and pretend they are good some more children.

    • zakrocz

      I’m digging it more after a few more listens but like I read in a recent Dave Wyndorf interview its definitely an after party album and not an album I’ll play when I’m in the mood to rock out. That’s fine, but given the choice I hope the next album is more 4 Way Diablo and Mastermind.

      Regardless I really hope it does well commercially.

  • Billy Markazy

    SLAYER HAD RECORED ABOUT 25 SONG’S WITH RICK RUBIN.SO IF THIER WERE A LOT OF EXTRA STUFF,AND FOR AS DAVE LOMBARDO GOES?HE SAID HE TRIED TWICE ALREADY AND NO ONE HAS YET TO EVEN SAY BOO.I HAVE A FEELING KERRY HAS A PROBLEM WITH HIM,FOR WHO KNOW’S WHAT REASON.WELL WE ALL SHALL SEE????RIGHT?????

  • zakrocz

    Fuck I never learn. Never judge an album on a couple of plays.
    Fucking great album!!!
    That is all :D

  • rf

    This is a GREAT album from start to finish! One of the best albums of the year.