Yes children, gather round for I have great news! The mighty Canadian psych collective Black Mountain have announced that on May 24th they’re dropping their brand new LP Destroyer with their longstanding record label Jagjaguwar. It’s been almost two years since their last release, the incredible IV. In between then and now the band had quite a bit of their vintage gear stolen while on tour, so there was some time where they were trying to replenish the guitars, amps, mics, and such. Things must be looking up, because Black Mountain are hitting road and ready to blow our minds once again.
First single “Future Shade” sounds like a mix of Black Sabbath and the NWOBHM. 2016s IV saw the band dipping their toes back into the acid-soaked waters of 70s prog and doom, unlike the more classic rock-leaning Wilderness Heart from 2010.
If you’re asking my opinion(and I’m assuming you’re interested in hearing it if you’re here), Black Mountain are one of the premier rock bands working today. Every album feels like a multi-media experience. From the album cover to the songs and their dense expanse, Black Mountain give you your money’s worth. And if “Future Shade” is any indication, Destroyer is gonna be one hell of a banger.
Listen to “Future Shade” below, and preorder Destroyer here.