Two Mammoth WVH songs are among the 20 best rock songs released during the first half of 2021, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.
While “Don’t Back Down” placed at #16, “Think It Over” ranked #6 on UCR‘s list. Both songs come off of the debut Mammoth WVH album released on June 11th. Here is what Matthew Wilkening had to say about each track:
“Don’t Back Down” (#16)
“‘Don’t Back Down”s finale features a split-second musical quote from the ending of Van Halen’s 1981 single ‘So This Is Love?‘ but that’s about the only time you’ll hear Wolfgang Van Halen borrowing from his father on Mammoth WVH’s debut album. Acting as a one-man band throughout, the younger Van Halen draws from a completely different and newer set of influences. In this case, he pairs a big Gary Glitter beat with Songs for the Deaf-era Queens of the Stone Age riffing to rousing effect. He also gets bonus points for making one of the funniest music videos in years.”
“Think it Over” (#6)
“Released the same day as hard-rocker ‘Don’t Back Down,’ ‘Think It Over’ finds Wolfgang Van Halen showing off his pop smarts. The upbeat Jimmy Eat World-influenced track might be the Mammoth WVH album’s best showcase for the frontman’s lead vocals. It would have been a perfect fit on a soundtrack to any one of John Hughes’ classic ’80s movies.”
To see Ultimate Classic Rock‘s entire Top 20 Rock Songs Of 2021 (So Far) head over to their website HERE.