Black Mountain

In the Future, JAGAGUWAR

Hairy Canadians with day jobs in mental healthcare mixing stoner Sabbath riffage with psych-folk wig-outs – look away now if the words 16-minute epic mean nothing to you. However, if futuristic but retro songs about witches – that have as much to do with Queens of the Stone Age as they do Jethro Tull and 'Crown of Creation'-era Jefferson Airplane – appeal, then Black Mountain might just be your new favourite band. At its best, this is nothing short of ready-made classics for the Guitar Hero generation. At worst, this is Emerson, Lake and Palmer encoring with an endless cover version of "Freebird".

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