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Destroyer

Black Mountain

Destroyer

Fifth album from the Polaris-nominated Vancouver, BC psych/stoner rock band and first first to feature Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun) and Adam Bulgasem (Soft Kill) produced by John Congleton

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Jagjaguwar
UK Release date
24/05/2019
US Release date
24/05/2019
  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    There is plenty here to savor for fans of lurid, bong hit-worthy sonic vistas
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The fifth Black Mountain album is their most driving album yet, literally. It was edited on the road, directly influenced by the feeling of being behind the wheel
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The journey takes a variety of fascinating detours along the way, not least the digressive folk-prog of "Pretty Little Lazies" and "Boogie Lover's" spacey approximation of classic Hawkwind. Print edition only

  4. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Destroyer starts thumping with the first track and never stops; the tone might change, but the listener’s desire to stomp the accelerator on the open road won’t
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  5. 7.5 |   The 405

    Destroyer feels like a band waking up from the slumber rut that marred their more recent output. There is a distinct sense of urgency here, of the adrenaline felt with a new experience that always seemed previously out of reach
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  6. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Reinvigorated with a whole host of new members (and only one remaining original one), the metal outfit prove there's plenty of life left in their road-trip rock
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  7. 6.8 |   Earbuddy

    Don't try to pass this album off as metal to your real metal buds though, or they'll laugh at you even harder than for your freshly waxed mustachio
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  8. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    So with the departure of two enduring members, the destination of Destroyer’s road trip was ultimately uncertain. But, with a refreshing new outlook, and praiseworthy development, this particular trip was more Fear and Loathing than Thelma and Louise
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Proof that sometimes doing the simple things well is enough. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Shifts up a couple of gears for a less cosmic,more hard rockin' thrust, complete with headlong NWOBHM riffs and even shredding. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Northern Transmission

    All the tricks of the trade are wheeled out for Black Mountain’s new, OTT record, an album so pompous you’ll be looking around for a miniature Stonehenge to appear any moment
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