Bad Vibrations Black Train

Bad Vibrations Black Train
From the moment Bad Vibrations' Black Train begins with album opener "Losing Time," it's obvious that a properly heavy rock album is awaiting you. Hailing from Halifax, NS, Bad Vibrations are a three-piece that play slow and heavy rock. It's easy, and very likely, that Bad Vibrations will be labelled with descriptors such as "stoner" or "sludge rock" due to the dark theme and tones, but that would be too narrow of a view. For example, album highlight "Speed of Life" displays a more melodic side, and the title track is a droning, percussion-led recreation of the song's title that features haunting guitar fractures. By mixing influences from '90s alternative, post-punk and even garage rock, Bad Vibrations have created an album that's riveting without being derivative. Black Train is an album steeped in atmosphere, with the songwriting matching the aesthetic, creating a truly satisfying rock album. (Independent)