All eyes in the rock world are on Wolfgang Van Halen, who releases his debut album as MammothWVH today. after years of playing bass in Van Halen (as well as in Mark Tremonti’s band Tremonti). There’s obviously a lot of love for him… but is he a frontman? The album, which features him singing, as well as playing all of the instruments, has gotten nearly universal positive reviews from fans in the few hours since it was released.
Wolfgang has put together a band and they’re making their live debut in a few weeks, and they’re going big: their first show will be at Hersey Stadium in Pennsylvania, opening for Guns N Roses.
Here are some of the fans’ reactions to the album.
I hate to go right to the obvious, but the guitar playing on "Mr. Ed" by @MammothWVH gave me goosebumps. From the taps to the harmonics, this song contains so many of the same guitar tricks and styles passed down and executed perfectly. Great job by @WolfVanHalen #MammothWVH 🤘🏼⭐️— TippaStang (@tippastang) June 11, 2021
"Stone" from @MammothWVH is absolutely killer. @WolfVanHalen channels my favorite elements of Trent's @nineinchnails songwriting and adding his unique spin to it. It's a bona fide goosebump-inducing tune. #MammothWVH— Anthony Saggese Jr. (@AnthonySaggese) June 11, 2021
@WolfVanHalen delivers the goods with @MammothWVH debut album. It's a one-man tour de force - as ambitious as Tom Shultz, Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, and Prince ever were. Rock is alive and well. Bravo! #MammothWVH #mammothwvhfans— Anthony Saggese Jr. (@AnthonySaggese) June 11, 2021
I cried this morning listening to it. Tears of sadness for the past and tears of joy for the present and future. The album is amazing. Keep rocking and NEVER let the haters win. I will see you in Dallas, brother! 🤘🏻#WVH #MammothWVH— Jacksonian March (@cnvii77) June 11, 2021
Your Dad is smiling over you, Wolf. Your Mom too! Keep rocking, brother! #MammothWVH— Shawn Patterson (@shawnmpatterson) June 11, 2021
Then Distance came on, which made the crying 10x worse😭 this album is so freaking good! I’m so happy for him to finally be able to put it out there and for it to be so well received. I know Ed would just be beaming with joy right now! 🥰❤️💯 #MammothWVH— Shelby❣️✨ (@smithkc21) June 11, 2021