I’ve been waiting for this album to come out for a long time. If you’ve never heard Black Mountain a bit of background is in order; the Black Moutain Army is a “collective” from Vancouver whose members are invoved in a few different projects, Black Mountain being a project aimed at recreating the feeling of bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin but in a newer, artier direction. A couple months ago the band relased the song tyrants, and expectations soared. Black moutain has a knack for loud/quiet juxtapositions; Stephen Mcbean and Amber Webbers voices are almost haunting in the quiet crescendos and when the loud parts hit, lets just say they know how to write a riff. I’ve listened to the new album once now and though it probably can’t meet the expectations I’ve built up in my head it is still very awesome. In The Future is, from a wholistic perspective, more dynamic than their self titled first album; Tyrants is comparable to don’t run our hearts around for a rip your face off riff while songs like angels and stay free show a mellower side. The album even features a 17 minute track, which I haven’t heard yet because I ran out of credits on itunes (lame, I know). To make this bmx relateable it’s somewhere between Chase Hawk in Chill Bro and Dave Young in Nowhere fast.
The video’s going to the duplicators on Monday.