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September 19, 2012

Black Skies - On The Wings Of Time (2011)






















When the year will be over, not sure of many things about me and my life, but what I'm sure is that this album will be in my year Top 10. Yes I know it was released in November 2011 but I discovered it at the beginning of this year and consider it a 2012 LP (even though it was recorded still one year before, in November 2010). I won't write again a new text about this band since I posted one on Forgotten Songs last February, but this album had to be on Dim Damn Doom cos' it's a sort of masterpiece and for me main other bands with "riffs" are jokes compared to it. So below what I wrote about it.

When I heard for the first time the Black Skies, I would have sworn that it was the come-back band of my hero: Joaquim Breuer from the Bastards and Janitor Joe. But no. They don't even cite them as influences but honestly it would be surprising that they are not fans. I am quite embarassed cos' I've said at least 3 times since the beginning of the year that I had found one album that will be in my top 10 of the year. Embarassed cos' if I think that one will actually still be in at the end of the year, this will be this one. In the last 20 years, I've never heard music fitting more perfectly what I'm waiting of rock. Cos' here it's rock, but as I said before, not this nostalgic shit they want to make us adopt for contempory genius, boring repetitive gimmicks of the seventies. No, based on the best of what rock offered in the nineties (Bastards and Janitor Joe but also Unsane or Liquor Tricks, see the correspondant posts on the right column) with some of the best that Stoner brought (a little psychedelic touch in the guitar solos), there is not a single weak second in this killer record. It's simply a masterpiece from beginning to end. At least for my own tastes. The second voice assured by the bassgirl (Michelle Temple) gives this little bit of female soul that avoid any testosterone overdose. I could write about this album during hours. They are from Chapel Hill (North Carolina), and I hope they'll jump over the Atlantic to play here in old Europe before we'll sink in our bankrupt. Meanwhile, go immediately buy it on their bandcamp here (I did it of course). It's not an advice, it's an order.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! The new Black Skies record will be released Nov 19th. If you'd like me to send you a link to the record for review, please let me know. You can email me here: blackskiesbooking@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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