Jul 31, 2013

The End (2013)

Campbell Kneale (Birchville Cat Motel) farewells Black Boned Angel, his less prolific (only (at least) an album or ep (or both) a year!) genre project (whereas BCM seemed to deal nonspecifically with anything 'abstract'), the genre being drone doom metal. He employs a three step process to let it go without freaking him or his audience out too much- summarization, play, open-ended conclusion. All three components head toward the same point, that being mental/emotional transcendence. Even its most oppressive sounds let the hopeful ones escape and flourish, not competing but working together as they knowingly build Black Boned Angel's final work and ode to the coexistence of beauty, ugliness, hope, sadness, lightness, and heaviness in the best music of this kind.

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