Uncertainty Is Bliss is the Relapse debut from German psychedelic, hard rock trio Black Salvation (featuring Uno Bruniusson formerly of In Solitude and Grave Pleasures and currently of Death Alley). The group challenges the listener to open wide the doors of perception and slowly drift away amongst their transcendental compositions and deeply hypnotic tales of magic and mysticism. Across eight tracks and 40+ minutes, Black Salvation exquisitely blend hard rock, doom and psychedelia into an intoxicating synthesis of rock n' roll alchemy. Uncertainty Is Bliss is surely one of the most captivating rock debuts in years.
Uncertainty is Bliss is to today what The Stooges eponymous debut was to 1969. It's what Led Zeppelin IV was to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And it's how Can's Tago Mago continues to blaze minds after nearly 50 years on wax. Songs like "Getting Slowly Lost," "Breathing Hands," "Grey River," and the short but filmic instrumental "The Eye That Breathes" transcend today and yesterday. They're tumultuous, pensive, rebellious, noisy, and perfectly imprecise hard rock tunes for otherworldly enjoyment. So, the adage isn't true. Bands do make hard rock like they used to. Black Salvation's Uncertainty is Bliss is psychedelic hard rock for all.