Just wanted to say that Black Mountain
's new album In the Future
is fantastic! I love a real rock n roll band, especially these days, since so few exist anymore.
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 b
ack 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.