Rock / Alternative/Indie / Instrumentals
Upon hearing them, one would never guess Black Fortress of Opium's origin took place in Boston. The band's self-titled debut album is a darkly beautiful record containing songs ranging from moody, brooding rock tunes to soulful, bluesy numbers, along with a cinematic Dead Can Dance-like soundscape and a Mazzy Star-like country tune. Uniting
them is the distinctive sound of female vocals, varying from powerful and soulful to soft and plaintive, combined with American folk instruments and a heady brew of electric guitars that float, swoop, and soar over fluid drumming.
In 2006, Ajda the Turkish ...