The Black Angels

Death metal band? Satanists? Rogue stunt plane squadron? Nope, nope, and nope. To hear the music of Black Angels described-droning, repetitive, lengthy-you'd think they were a jam band. And, in a sense, they are. But when they drag a song out for ages, it's hypnotic, not pretentious and noodling. When they sing about war and introspection, you sense sincerity instead of freshman poetry and a brand-new pot habit and lower-back tattoo. Combine these qualities with the fact that they're some of the most gracious people on the planet and you've got the recipe for a spellbinding, bottom-driven wall of joy. If you can't have a rogue squadron of stunt pilots, Black Angels are definitely the next best thing.

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The Black Angels videos

Video 1 Full Episode
Video 2 Part 1 (of 4)
Video 3 Part 2 (of 4)
Video 4 Part 3 (of 4)
Video 5 Part 4 (of 4)