dinsdag 16 december 2014

Number 17


Number 17

“The nose is quite full. There are notes of honey and wax, resin and oak. There are notes of gentle smoke and cacao, hints of cooked fruit and a nutty note. The palate is sweet and rich. There are crisp notes of mixed peels, raisin and custard with a little zest and plenty of oak. The finish is long with notes of oak and cocoa and sherried peels.”

Two points above Kamchatka we are treated to the first female input this year. Unfortunately, she decide to leave the band not long after the release of this album. With an earthy and worldly vibe it is an album that perfects that beautiful paradox of making blues and doom become so charming and magnificent to listen to that you envision yourself naked underneath a picturesque waterfall somewhere in some forest. Perfection. And perfection kills…


Witch Mountain - Mobile of Angels



5 opmerkingen:

  1. Not for me this one. Saw them supporting Wo Fat and they made a hellish row. Just a wall of feedback noise. Was very happy when it stopped.

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  2. That's ridiculous. I've seen Witch Mountain several times and their sound and dynamics were spot on. I think you were drunk and confused them with some other band.

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  3. Sorry Fb, I don't drink at all so that isn't it :). It's probably just that they aren't really my thing, probably too old for it all.
    Anyway, it's just my opinion and no more ridiculous than your own. After all, we're all entitled to have one.

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  4. No, you're free to like or dislike, but to say Witch Mountain are just a wall of feedback noise is completely inaccurate. If you said that about Windhand, sure, but Witch Mountain have a very clean sound with plenty of space, more in common with Sabbath than the blown-out distortion that is popular with some, including Wo Fat. And until recently, their singer Uta's vocals were right up front, some of the most accomplished of any in doom.

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  5. I like the music of Witch Mountain but I didn't listen to this one. For me it's the vocals that spoil it. I'm not denying Uta has an amazing voice, but for some reason it just doesn't all come together for me. I'll be more receptive when their next album comes out. But you're right FnB, the band is very Sabbath-like in its dynamic textures and deep tones.

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