lunedì 12 agosto 2013

The Black Angels - Passover 2006

"Black Grease" says it all, blackly: Austin's Black Angels temper stoned Black Sabbath drone with Black Keys bluesy bombast, producing a sort of boozy psychedelic White Light/White Heat in the process. The aforementioned song takes the record's central aesthetic idea and spirals it out of control. The shamanistic lyrics here rise as a single mantra of "Kill, kill, kill, kill," and the filthy reverberating guitars are kept to an acidic simmer, all so that Passover's real focus -- that is, Stephanie Bailey's insidious percussion -- reaches a level of unconscious insistence that feels almost locomotive, tumbling over itself too fast to safely stop. Other tracks, like seething, stately "Empire," wear the band's Velvet Underground influence more proudly, keeping the drums at a steady patter and letting the guitars scramble like rats up a well. Passover is a reactionary record, trading in Vietnam imagery and tired Doors tropes in places as easily as it does stoopid-awesome stoner rock in others, but it seems a reaction of the very best kind -- that is, free of agenda, full of ideas, and fun. allmusic.com

Tracklist:
01.Young Men Dead – 5:32
02.The First Vietnamese War – 3:30
03.The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven – 4:16
04.The Prodigal Sun – 4:23
05.Black Grease – 4:37
06.Manipulation – 5:49
07.Empire – 5:35
08.Better Off Alone – 3:03
09.Bloodhounds on My Trail – 3:58
10.Call to Arms – 18:06

The Black Angels:
Nate Ryan - bass, guitar
Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion
Christian Bland - guitar, bass, vocals
Alex Maas - vocals, bass
Jennifer Raines - drone machine

2 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

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Brain Police ha detto...

Hi Solidboy, White Light/White Heat happens to be mu favourite VU record. I will certainly check this one out!

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