The sticker on the disc is intriguing enough, calling it a "companion to their recent Rock Action album" and "two parts serenity and one part death metal." My Father My King is a single track of the same name that lasts over 20 minutes. Though the inlay card features the Jewish Rosh Hashanah hymnal from which the melody originated, it is an instrumental. The meat is somewhat similar to the band Earth's sludgy, monotone feedback or Caspar Brötzmann Massaker sans singing, with a nicely noisy production job from a man accustomed to such things, Steve Albini, bookended with relative tranquility. Call it mood music for mood swings and unlike anything the Scottish troupe has endeavored, but it still retains the experimental, arty flair Mogwai is identified with. ~ Brian O'Neill, Rovi
Rounding up from 3.5
No single track is more ferocious. During the Rock Action tour, this beauty was the closer. Maybe they got too many complaints about the lack of action rock on Rock Action. But one thing was clear, if someone standing within the venue, at 17 minutes in, had decided they were too cool for earplugs, found out they were cool enough to wear hearing aids. I actually saw a girl's ear begin to bleed. Or maybe I just thought I did.
this is what mogwai does best
by far the single best example of the emotion, musicianship and energy the magical scottish elves produce.
I have always been a huge fan of Mogwai, and this is some of their best. This song is so beautiful, intense, and face-meltingly awesome at the same time I can hardly stand it. I love this song. Buy It!!!
Formed: 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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