BLACK MIRRORS - Look Into The Black Mirror (Napalm Records)

  Van Muylem    5 november 2022

2017 saw Brussels-based rock sensation BLACK MIRRORS take the world by storm with the debut of their awe-inspiring Funky Queen EP. Feverishly acclaimed live appearances and a powerful festival showcase later, the band fronted by extraordinary vocalist Marcella Di Troia quickly inked a worldwide deal with leading rock and metal empire Napalm Records, soon gaining further praise with the release of their first full-length album, Look Into The Black Mirror. Garnering high marks from both fans and critics alike, the band stepped up as one of Belgium’s best kept rock secrets.

Continuing to exceed expectations, the unstoppable four-piece has now crafted a new masterpiece and one of rock’s leading highlights of 2022 – their upcoming release, Tomorrow Will Be Without Us. BLACK MIRRORS’ sophomore outing is a deep, soulful and vividly textured 90's inspired rock record with umpteen layers begging to be picked apart with each spin, and lyrically, traverses humankind’s increasing apathy towards the world around them. The grunge-infused guitar lines meld in harmony, giving way to memorable riffs, rhythmic gems, big grooves and the addictive, beautifully unchained vocals of Di Troia.

Snake Oil sounds like a cool 90’s kind PJ Harvey minded track that you must have seen with a clip on MTV! That says it all about the high quality and potential of this song/band! The chorus is also pretty cool! The end is a typical building up a wall of sound and might be the best closing track for the new tour as it ends with a bang!

Lost In Desert mixes a poppy & catchy tune with grunge and vocals that remind me of Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Helena Randlaht from Sibyl Vane from Estonia! I really adore the melodic sound!

Tomorrow Will Be Without Us is the title track and goes from grunge to rock. The tempo goes up and down like sea waves on a bouncy sea. The backings renders the sweet sound, whilst Di Troia gives it all whilst playing with her vocal powers as if it’s just a walk in the park (but impossible foruntrained singers).

Hateful Hate, I'll Kill You is a powerful roaring rocker that will be for sure the perfect track to perform on stage! The band really plays there trump card here in a magnificent way! Gratz! Great work!

Ode To My Unborn Child is a soft song, guided by an acoustic guitar and another one that gives it some kind of American blues touch. Towards the end the song becomes a weeping song. It’s a very sad song and filled with a lot of emotions! In the PR chat I noticed they describe it as a deeply haunting ballad about whether or not to bring a child into an ever-increasingly cynical world.

Through The Eyes Of A Giant is another almost acoustic song with a slow tempo in the beginning and grows slowly until it becomes a real rocking song with a higher tempo!

Collapsology (Raise Your Voice) feat. Alain Johannes will rock you al the way and has the perfect tempo for it! The extra vocals work out really well and blend in with the song! I adore the roaring guitar sound!

Anthropocene rocks and gives the drummer a good spot in the midst of the sound, whilst the guitars do their best to follow. The chorus has a catchy part, helped by the backings! I adore the retro sound!

Tears To Share gets a soulful touch mixed with some melancholia and some blues. The tempo goes up and down with sometimes a spooky feel. Sometimes it feels like Nina Simone jumps in and joins the vocals part of the song! There is also a very fragile part in this song and a very powerful drive: mixing both and making the best out of it whilst the guitar is shredding!

Say It Again sounds like a smoking hot blues rock song with some slices of grunge. When this song ends, the album ends and it feels like: can I get more of this please? That says enough about how good this album is and my daughter asked me If I could drop this album into her playlist (but sadly I can’t as I only got the streaming link), but once again it says enough about how good the album is as my 8 year old daughter listens to The Bangles, No Doubt, Sylver, Thundermother, Sumo Syco, LP

I can’t wait to see them on stage in the Botanique in Belgium! Be there too!

Tomorrow Will be Without Us came out on November 4, 2022 via Napalm Records.

Check out our interview with the band:

SNOOZECONTROL - Black Mirrors (BE) interview about their excellent new album!


18.11.2022 (BE) Brussels – Botanique