Review: The Black Angels – Passover

Sludgy death marches meet droning psychedelic rock on this 10-track head trip for Velvet Underground descendants.

The songs, which veer toward the monochromatic, offer few variations on their dirgy themes but that doesn’t stop them from remaining potent enough to transfix you.

Favorite Track: “Manipulation”

Grade: B – Jetty, May 2006

About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.