|Deafheaven - New Bermuda ranked|
Gifts for the Earth
I can't quite get into this track as much as the others. There's a kind of post-punk vibe to it which is really cool but it just strikes me as being a bit tame.
There's no doubt that it's not a very well constructed song and that the solo feels out of place but I find the individual sections really enjoyable. Also, that field recording at the end reminds me of the "Welcome to Barco AM/PM..." section of Storm by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and then it leads into the intro for Come Back which sounds exactly like "Sleep"..
Brought to the Water
Was close to being number 2. The first time I heard it I thought it was absolutely terrible but after a few more listens it really clicked.
At first I really wanted that slide guitar outro to crescendo but then I realised it's perfect just the way it is.
One of their best songs overall and perhaps the only one on New Bermuda that can really bring back the feelings of Dream House and The Pecan Tree.