New(ish) Tunes: Blaak Heat - Shifting Mirrors
Formerly known as Blaak Heat Shujaa, Blaak Heat has dug even deeper into their Middle Eastern folk influences with the release of Shifting Mirrors while somehow managing to keep things heavy and psyched out. Producer Matt Hyde, who has worked with Slayer, Monster Magnet and many others, has to be given at least partial credit for this, knowing that while worldly influences can/should/will play a big influence on a band willing to open their minds, it still has to rock and it still has to roll. Shifting Mirrors does both. It's a solid listen top to bottom and I'm hoping to get a chance to see the band live sooner rather than later simply to quench the curiosity of how they pull it all off on stage. Out now on Tee Pee Records.