Progressive metal from Brighton’s windy shores
Over the course of three albums, Brighton’s Black Peaks have been steadily refining a style that’s as progressive and atmospheric as it is heavy and powerful. Following in the footsteps of bands like Mastodon, Tool and Muse, the quartet pull big sludgy riffs into intricate, labyrinthine song structures with a clear sense of focus and classic songcraft. Make no mistake, this isn’t your dad’s fusty, self-indulgent prog rock, but neither is it your brother’s knuckle-dragging meathead metal either; rather, it’s an elegant fusion of metal’s crushing force with mind-bending time signatures and evocative, elaborate and engaging song-writing. Don’t miss this chance to catch the band firing on all cylinders at Boomtown, an experience that’s sure to be as intense as it is cerebral.