"Heat Wave"

By Theron Moore

Holy crap, what the hell am I listening to?  This is metal-rock N roll-music I used to dig back in the 80’s.  Oh THUNDERMOTHER, where have you been up to this point in my life?  I think I’m in love.  Founded in 2010, and several band members later, THUNDERMOTHER have finally found their true form with ront woman Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson, Majsan Lindberg on bass, and guitar goddess and founder, Filippa Nässil cranking riffs – dare I say as good as the almighty Angus? I did and stand by that statement. 

 This disc is 13 tracks of headbanger’s ball, throwback goodness but don’t get the wrong idea here.  THUNDERMOTHER isn’t a retro act, these are chicks that live the denim and leather lifestyle, that like to party and drink beer, and crank their amps as loud as they’ll go.  This might sound odd since we as a rock N roll community haven’t seen a band like THUNDERMOTHER in a long time.  I’m tired of wimpy bands that don’t look the part, that don’t sound like metal I’m used to hearing, and do Pilates instead of Jager shots. Posers.

THUNDERMOTHER’s brand of music is blues based hard rock & metal that switches up between a late 70’s AC/DC inspired boogie like the tracks “Purple Sky” or “Ghosts,” and 80’s metal ala “Into The Mud” and “Driving In Style.”  I like this kind of variation and the band is damn good at pulling it off effectively.  

THUNDERMOTHER sing about partying, having a good time and the glory of rock N roll. They had me at partying.  They seem like a fun band and that vibe translates through their music perfectly – basically, what you see is what you get.  MOTORHEAD had that same outlook and it worked well for them.  I like the sonic swagger and groove that THUNDERMOTHER lays down, it reeks of being true and genuine which is important to me.  Buy this record folks, you won’t be disappointed.  I know you’re waiting for me to say it, so I will:  They bring the THUNDER!