Songs From Black Mountain Songs From Black Mountain , the seventh album from the spiritual-minded, Ed Kowalczyk-fronted quartet proves they can still write hummable pop-metal anthems and equally clunky… Songs From Black Mountain Songs From Black Mountain , the seventh album from the spiritual-minded, Ed Kowalczyk-fronted quartet proves they can still write hummable pop-metal anthems and equally clunky… 2006-06-06 Live Rock
Music Review

Songs From Black Mountain (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 06, 2006; Lead Performance: Live; Genre: Rock

Songs From Black Mountain, the seventh album from the spiritual-minded, Ed Kowalczyk-fronted quartet proves they can still write hummable pop-metal anthems and equally clunky lyrics. The latter skill is most evident on ''You Are Not Alone,'' which describes faith-free people as ''doin' their time/like carps in slime'' and also likens them to ''submarines with no periscopes.'' Tune-wise, the standout track is ''Mystery,'' which American Idol fans may recall the band performing on this season's finale with Kowalczyk bald-alike Chris Daughtry.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints