Blaak Heat are a band from France that plays a very psychedelic form of stoner/desert rock and this is a review of their 2016 album "Shifting Mirrors" which will be released on May 13th by Svart Records.
A middle eastern style melodic guitar lead starts off the album along with some drum beats and it also gives the music an ethnic feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and on the second track guitar riffs make their presence knwon on the recording and they also bring in a great amount of melody.
When vocals are added onto the recording they are done in a clean singing style and elements of psychedelic rock and proto metal can be heard in the music at times while the songs still sound very modern while t he solos and leads also bring in a great amount of diversity and on some songs ethnic musical instruments can be heard quite a bit while a few of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a couple of the songs are all instrumental and there is also a brief use of rockabilly traces while avant garde influences are also a very huge part of the recording.
Blaak Heat plays a musical style that takes stoner rock and mixes it in with desert rock, psychedelic and middle eastern music to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Blaak Heat are a very great sounding avant garde and psychedelic desert/stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sword Of Hakim" "Ballad Of Zeta Brown" "Tamazgha" and "Danse Nomade". 8 out of 10.
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