Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Black Mountain - In the Future (2008)

In the Future is the second album by Black Mountain, which was released January 21, 2008. It follows their eponymous debut album which was released in 2005. A "limited edition" of the album was released on the same day with 3 bonus tracks on a second disc. The album art was designed by keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt, who was influenced by Storm Thorgerson's work. - Wikipedia 

Stephen McBean - Vocals, Guitar
Amber Webber -Vocals
Jeremy Schmidt - Keyboards
Matthew Camirand - Bass
Joshua Wells - Drums

1. Stormy High (4:32)
2. Angels (3:07)
3. Tyrants (8:00)
4. Wucan (6:01)
5. Stay Free (4:29)
6. Queens Will Play (5:15)
7. Evil Ways (3:25)
8. Wild Wind (1:42)
9. Bright Lights (16:37)
10. Night Walks (3:55)

Nachtmystium - Assassins Black Meddle Part I (2008)

Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1 is the fourth full-length album by Chicago band Nachtmystium. It was released via Century Media Records in the United States on June 10, 2008, and by Candlelight Records in Europe on June 23, 2008.The album contains such experimental musical flirtations as saxophones and other non-black metal musical "meddling".The album's subtitle itself incorporates the title of Pink Floyd's 1971 breakthrough album Meddle, while the album's opening track, "One of These Nights", is a homage to the Meddle's "One of These Days".According to the Chicago Tribune, Blake Judd, the band's founder, claims the idea for the album's name came from his desire to reestablish Nachtmystium's image in the music community. He states, "The idea of 'Assassins' is that an assassin kills, gets rid of or destroys something. It's not directly about us. We want to assassinate all these preconceived notions about where the metal community feels we belong in music and want to do our own thing. And what we do is black meddle.

Blake Judd - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Jeff Wilson - Rhythm Guitars
Zion Meagher - Bass, Backing Vocals
Tony Laureano - Drums, Percussion
Chris Black - Keyboards, Programming
Bruce Lamont - Saxophone

1. One of These Nights (1:50)
2. Assassins (8:07)
3. Ghosts of Grace (4:49)
4. Away from the Light (2:19)
5. Your True Enemy (4:15)
6. Code Negative (6:48)
7. Omnivore (5:05)
8. Seasick (Part I: Drowned at Dusk) (4:52)
9. Seasick (Part II: Oceanborne) (2:48)
10. Seasick (Part III: Silent Sunrise) (4:12)