Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Black Boned Angel


14 Oct 2005  •  The Arches, Glasgow

What we wrote at the time…

Black Boned Angel’s is a rock sound, stripped of all extraneous detail right down to its core, stretched out and nailed to the ceiling.

Melding heavy slabs of downtuned guitar, molten riffs, dark comatose vocal gabbering and low end rumbling, they are capable of pulling you down into the same sonic tar pit as Sunn O))), EARTH and their modern Japanese offspring Corrupted. But where each of those acts appear to birth their conceptions in the fostering shadows, Black Boned Angel fuse them in the sun, with buzzing sheets of corrosive, ethereal guitars pulling towards some of the most gratifying apocalyptic rock moves you’re likely to witness this year.

“Transcendence can only be achieved at maximum volume,” it says on the back of their CDs, and it’s a warning as much as a statement of intent. This was their first ever performance outside of New Zealand.

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