Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Black Mountain - In the Future (***)

Epic sophomore effort from the psych-rock behemoths in Black Mountain. With ten lengthy songs (one stretching past the 17 minute mark), things grow rather tedious and same-y by the second half the record, yet the first half pummels with the even the best moments on their debut. And it simultaneously features the best and worst prog-rock cover art I've seen in a while.

Highlights: "Stormy High", "Angels", "Wucan"

RIYL: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Yes, Black Sabbath

"Stormy High" (live on Conan O'Brien)

"Angels" (unofficial fan video)

"Stormy High"


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