Scale the Black Mountain
When I was in Montreal last month doing a story on the cityâs music scene, a few people told me to check out Black Mountain, a west coast Canadian band that was doing great things. So when their self-titled CD showed up this week I tore into it and instantly liked what I heard.
In what I could only describe as psychedelic metal, Black Mountainâs music lies somewhere between Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull. The songs thrash just enough to the point when you find yourself twirling just at the moment when you think you should bang your head. Thatâs the beauty in Black Mountainâs sound â just when you ought to go one place, they take you in another related direction thatâs removed just enough from the original place.