Mob Mentality – Dedication
Laketown Records / Clockwork Punk
Formed back in 2017, powerhouse Mob Mentality instantly became a force to be reckoned with. The band, which partially exists out of ex-members of Hooligan 77 and The Wolverines, already released its debut album “Carry On Tradition” in the very same year the band initiated... But now – three years later – Mob Mentality returns, harder and stronger than ever before, with the release of its smashing sophomore album – “Dedication”!
As announced in 2019, the original idea was to release “Dedication” through 8Up Records. There must have been a change of plans though, as the album is now released on vinyl through Germany’s Laketown Records and Russia’s Clockwork Punk Records. The latter was already involved in previous Mob Mentality releases such as the “No Honor, No Guts, No Glory” EP, the split with Winchester and a four-way split entitled “A Clockwork Orange Party”, but all of these were on either cassette or 7” – until now that is! Because “Dedication” marks the band’s first ever release on LP, making it an instant and absolute must for fans of boisterous, tough as nails American Oi!
Heavily driven on the bass, the superb melodic riffs and it’s explosiveness, Mob Mentality is extremely catchy on the one hand, while sounding overly powerful and aggressive on the other hand – a killer combination indeed! Topped off with Dan Hooligan’s killer voice and those massive gang-vocals, the boys from Pennsylvania do anything in their might to deliver you one earth-scorching hit after another - and they’re quite successfully at doing so! “Youth”, “Tried & True”, “Effort”, “Overtime”, “Progress”… I could literally name every single song off this record here, but they all rip it up and are killing it equally – I love it!
So no complaints? Definitely not! Available on either black (100 copies), red or blue (200 copies each) vinyl, this is an absolute scorcher you should be purchasing right... now!