Rip It Up
IN SOUND [8/10]
'...the arrival of an
exciting new force in noise rock' Line
Of Best Fit
'...a cacophonous, riff-driven
Glasgow trio who're as heavy as Led and thrice as cool.' The List
N.B. This album contains explicit lyrics.
Given Holy Mountain's spiritual affinity to MC5 and their love of live performance, it shouldn't come as an enormous surprise when we tell you this entire album was recorded in 17 hours. Every inch of Holy Mountain's splendour lies in their ability to transform a venue into a heaving, sweating mass of rock n' roll euphoria so capturing that on record was always going to be a tricky venture. They've done a pretty spectacular job of pulling it off though, 'Earth Measures' is a vital, stirring half hour of the brand of pneumatic rock n' roll that many of us have forgotten how much we love.