They have a heavy sound with tons of drums and lots of hot vocal vibrato. Bands that have many different lead singers rule (i.e: The Beatles, The Band), and Black Mountain has the added bonus not-so-secret weapon of Amber Webber and her super powerful voice. The sheer confidence of her vocals remind me of none other than Grace Slick at times. This gal won't back down and she knows how to wail! (Yeah, I just quoted Wayne's World, so sue me.) I love how they trade off vocals during the songs. It just adds to the overall intensity of the sound. And it's intense, people, really.
The band is from Vancouver. Don't we all just love Canadians? Well, I do anyway. Their first, self titled record really caught my ear a few years back-- catchy but loud as all hell crazy Zep-esque songs with some kamikaze chops to boot! It's truly a great record and I kept it in my cd player for months on end when it came out. Hardly anyone puts out good effin' rock music, and these guys are tops as far as those who are trying to keep it alive. I think this new record cements that for me.