deafheaven’s “Black Brick”

So maybe as to kick the naysayers in the teeth, Deafheaven have dropped a meteoric slab of pure thrash/black metal  called “Black Brick” onto an unsuspecting earth. This song is so full of vitriol and venom that you have to keep double checking that you are indeed listening to Deafheaven. It’s that heavy, and that […]

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Deafheaven : New Bermuda

Never in my life did I ever think I’d like a so-called “black metal” band. Up until a few years ago I didn’t know what black metal really was. The black metal genre was something I looked at from a distance and thought better to indulge in it. I got the Gothic stuff. The sludge-y, […]

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Well I threw Deafheaven’s Sunbather on after having listened to Dent May’s Warm Blanket on repeat for the last two days.  Quite a palette cleanser.  When I first listened to Sunbather I was floored by the music, but the screaming vocals just didn’t do it for me.  Then I listened to it again.  And again. […]

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Deafheaven’s Sunbather is one of those anomalies that happens every so often in metal music where you’re moved to your core listening to the aural violence. Singer George Clark sounds like Deftones’ Chino Moreno having some sort of attack as songwriter/guitarist Kerry McCoy creates transcendent -albeit bludgeoning- music that sweeps you up in the drama […]

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