Mutoid ManWar Moans

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ A funkier, nastier, but still rollicking followup to their 2015 debut, “War Moans” does not stray far from the territory that the band has already claimed: tone-rich bass, propulsive drums, and Steven Brodsky’s memorably eclectic guitars and vocals are all in full effect here. If anything is a progression here, it’s the slightly more expansive sonic soundscape (more obvious on the title track than anywhere else). There are notable lulls and lags on this album, but stay for the closer “Bandages” for a hint of something greater than the whole.