Black Mountain are a Canadian rock band celebrating ten years since the release of their mighty fine eponymous debut album. The set tonight draws heavily from this album and they play all of it sequentially from track 2 apart from my personal favourite ‘Faulty Times’ which is a shame, and then after requests from the audience play track one Modern Music as the set closer.
They’re essentially a groove band in the mould of War on Drugs with a touch of Endless Boogie, although that’s really doing them a disservice as the there’s some great songs in there. The musicianship of the five piece cannot be questioned and the distinct vocal styles of band leader Stephen McBean and Amber Webber complement each other perfectly.
There’s a lot of light and shade tonight but the band come into their fore with the extended guitar jams and the crowd are swept away by the wall of noise. Difficult to pick a highlight but ‘No Hits’ and ‘Stormy High’ really hit the spot.
2015 has really seen me hit a run of great heavy rock gigs and this just adds to the list.
I for one am pleased to be part of the Black Mountain Army. Keep on rockin y’all