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The Mann by Mojo Fury

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Reviewed on 3rd October 2010.


The Mann

By Mojo Fury

'The Mann' is one of those rare songs that manages to make your ears ache and your dancing feet twitch simultaneously. There's plenty of crunching riffs to satisfy metal fans, while the tuneful flipside comes courtesy of jigging guitars that bleat relentlessly throughout the whole of the song. This means that Mojo Fury manage to retain that tight, underlying groove, even when they're ricochetting between short squeals of broken-glass riffing, or churning through the riff-packed chorus. Experimental metal you can sing along to; this one will have your finger glued to the repeat button.

After the jerky art-metal of 'The Mann,' the last thing you'll be expecting is an acoustic ditty, but the B-side is exactly that. Thankfully, 'Run Away (Acoustic)' doesn't plough the sparkly acoustic ballad route: a liberal glug of bass helps thicken up those choruses, and the off-kilter tilt of the bass evokes some of the twisted tunefulness of 'The Mann.' Although you'll be tempted to skip straight back to the A-side, 'Run Away' does grow on you and, after drafting in some additional twangy guitars and backing vocalists, it builds to a hypnotising conclusion.

This is the sort of single that gets you excited about a band - and has you making a mental note to check out the album.



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