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Mount Eerie is Phil Elvrum who used to perform and record under the moniker of The Microphones. With The Microphones name, Phil created some fantastic (and at times, really creepy) lo-fi folk music. After switching to the Mount Eerie name, Phil seemed to lose his touch. I'll be honest, until this release every Mount Eeerie record put me to sleep. With Black Wooden Ceiling Opening it looks like the collective snoring of his fans has inspired him to try something a little different, and by a little different, I mean unlike anything anyone would have expected. Halfway through the first track, I don't many people would argue against labeling the song as metal. The remainder of the record, for the most part, follows suit. The strangest thing about it is that it works. This record is loud, fuzzed out, and doesn't seem the least bit forced. Chalk this one up as the biggest surprise of 2008.