Another New Deafheaven Song
2013-05-21 by Ryan Kroner | 72 Comments
San Francisco-based metal band Deafheaven have released the title track from their upcoming sophomore LP for streaming at the link below. Sunbather will be available via Deathwish on June 11th.

www.thefader.com/2013/05/21/stream-deafheaven-sunbather/
Tagged: Deafheaven

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Ignimbrite
May 21st 2013
5391 Comments


rules

Digging: Jakob - Sines

henryChinaski
May 21st 2013
2796 Comments


Fuckin awesome.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
50587 Comments


Sweet, my cat loves faux black metal


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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2013
6160 Comments


Sooo half the album has been leaked then?

Panzerchrist
May 21st 2013
132 Comments


"Sweet, my cat loves faux black metal"

Same

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 21st 2013
5643 Comments


Damn

figure337
May 21st 2013
420 Comments


Way better than I thought it was going to be.

mindleviticus
May 21st 2013
8294 Comments


This sounds great

halloway
May 21st 2013
684 Comments


Can't wait.

YourDad
May 21st 2013
13 Comments


"faux black metal..."

Sigh, I remember being a 20 year old music elitist too. Then I realized I should quit being such an asshole. My life is much better now, son. This track is awesome, by the way.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2013
16137 Comments


I really hates it.

Damus
May 21st 2013
452 Comments


2 FACKIN BROOTAL

Damus
May 21st 2013
452 Comments


SUCH COMPLEX TECHBEATZ

Dodecahedron
May 21st 2013
970 Comments


Idk if I can take a black metal album with that cover seriously.

Damus
May 21st 2013
452 Comments


this is actually alright, I though all metal was garbage, this doesn't sound like metal

Damus
May 21st 2013
452 Comments


what is metal about this?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2013
17222 Comments


so good. probably gonna be my AOTY

Emyay
May 21st 2013
5968 Comments


this is actually alright, I though all metal was garbage

try listening to some

firewasp
May 21st 2013
62 Comments


Someone tell me if these guys wear corpse paint? If so I might consider actually listening to it.

Emyay
May 21st 2013
5968 Comments


nah they don't. i saw them live and the singer is a clean cut, good looking dude. looks like he could front an indie rock band

zaruyache
May 21st 2013
6922 Comments


Relatively few BM bands in North America wear corpse paint, from what I can tell.

Sooo half the album has been leaked then?

Two songs, from what I count? That's a bit less than half.

what is metal about this?

Call it screamo if you can't seriously call it black metal. Hardly matters.

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Dodecahedron
May 21st 2013
970 Comments


Metal and screamo aren't even close to being the same thing though.

firewasp
May 21st 2013
62 Comments


So if there not wearing corpse paint, burning down churches, slaughtering animals on stage why should i even bother?

Dodecahedron
May 21st 2013
970 Comments


Lol your trolling is way too obvious, but entertaining.

firewasp
May 21st 2013
62 Comments


wait they changed there names right?


Acrosstheshield13
May 21st 2013
792 Comments


I'm incredibly stoked for this record. it will rule.

ThyCrossAwaits
May 21st 2013
3055 Comments


So damn stoked for this.

auberginedreams
May 21st 2013
6062 Comments


sounds awesome.

elephantREVOLUTION
May 21st 2013
2766 Comments


cool track, dream house is way better though. really excited to hear the whole album

SpritzSpritz
May 21st 2013
528 Comments


preorders just went up with an instant download of the whole album.

auberginedreams
May 21st 2013
6062 Comments


"Two songs, from what I count? That's a bit less than half."

their last album was 4 songs.

Wizard
May 21st 2013
19524 Comments


Weak fucking song. The other one was better.

3/5 prediction for this album.

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Dodecahedron
May 21st 2013
970 Comments


Seems about right.

TooLateToGoBack
May 21st 2013
1775 Comments


fantastic stuff.

aoty def possible.

TooLateToGoBack
May 21st 2013
1775 Comments


/double post

Rail
May 21st 2013
538 Comments


$25 for shipping is a killer, but I'm tempted...hmm.

Digging: Eric's Trip - Purple Blue

Tikicobra
May 21st 2013
573 Comments


Just preordered this. Their first album is great but this is leagues ahead of it if you ask me.

Tikicobra
May 21st 2013
573 Comments


Wait holy crap did I seriously just get the whole album download?

Dodecahedron
May 21st 2013
970 Comments


wth, $25 shipping? I wouldn't even pay that much for the album itself.

ComfortablyDumb
May 21st 2013
395 Comments


Yeah you can get the digital album off of Deathwish for $6. Or it comes free if you preorder a CD or vinyl copy.

Listening now and it rules so far

elephantREVOLUTION
May 21st 2013
2766 Comments


yeah i was about to do the vinyl+tshirt pre-order but it's just too much with that shipping

sniper
May 21st 2013
19077 Comments


that fucking ruled. gonna go preorder vinyl.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
50587 Comments


What an improvement


zaruyache
May 21st 2013
6922 Comments


Pre-ordered and downloading now! Yippie!

Yourhotdad
May 21st 2013
21 Comments


entire album is ace.

sniper
May 21st 2013
19077 Comments


this album is so much better than roads to judah

what the fuck

vertigo is off the fucking chain

auberginedreams
May 21st 2013
6062 Comments


the whole thing already leaked.

auberginedreams
May 21st 2013
6062 Comments


oops

DallyLama
May 21st 2013
1074 Comments


they aren't black metal anymore, pretty much.

Yourhotdad
May 21st 2013
21 Comments


is the preorder download legit 320?

sniper
May 21st 2013
19077 Comments


yes

Apollo
May 21st 2013
10336 Comments


"I though all metal was garbage"

What the fuck?

auberginedreams
May 22nd 2013
6062 Comments


just because every song isn't played in a harmonic minor scale with diminished arpeggios and whatnot doesn't mean it's not black metal.

Torii
May 22nd 2013
816 Comments


"just because every song isn't played in a harmonic minor scale with diminished arpeggios and whatnot doesn't mean it's not black metal."

This. Sunbather is basic, one-two-three black metal

but

happy.

Also, it rules.

jimmykidd
May 22nd 2013
532 Comments


wow this is amazing. can't wait to listen to the album later.

acorncheese
May 22nd 2013
7119 Comments


was super excited for this but then came the kayo dot teaser now i don't care about this anymore

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013
6922 Comments


With other weird bands like Bosse-de-Nage pushing into post-rock/shoegaze/post-punk territory, hard genre tags start becoming less appropriate. Sunbather is black metal that's less-than-black.

auberginedreams
May 22nd 2013
6062 Comments


i don't really understand why so many people say deafheaven aren't black metal. there's always going to be the kvlter-than-thou types that are butthurt because their genre of choice that has long been dominated by hairy basement welders is now being played by hipster pretty boys and covered on sites like pitchfork, and to an extent i can understand why they wouldn't be eager to accept a band like this. but looking strictly at the music and not the image, it just don't understand how it's not black metal. of course there's a lot of other influences in their music from other genres (screamo, post-rock, shoegaze) so it's not gonna sound like burzum or mayhem or darkthrone or whatever, but all of their stylistic wanderings are still layed over a core foundation of tremolo riffs, blast beats, and tortured shrieks with trebley production. i can see why elitists wouldn't dig it but to say it's not black metal at all is just kind of silly to me.

Wizard
May 22nd 2013
19524 Comments


It is bm and anyone saying otherwise is retarded. With that said, Sunbather contains a whole lot of butt-fucking faggotry.

With other weird bands like Bosse-de-Nage pushing into post-rock/shoegaze/post-punk territory

Just to comment on that band, they're the best of this so called "pretty" black metal. They write some catchy as fuck songs.

Ignimbrite
May 22nd 2013
5391 Comments


Sunbather contains a whole lot of butt-fucking faggotry


Wiz, you're a great dude and all, but I hate it when people say stuff like this, both for the social and the musical implications.

mindleviticus
May 22nd 2013
8294 Comments


ignims right

mindleviticus
May 22nd 2013
8294 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu7uBD8J9Iw

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013
6922 Comments


over a core foundation of tremolo riffs, blast beats, and tortured shrieks with trebley production.

To my knowledge, there are screamo bands that do these exact same things. Imo, the confusion seems warranted to an extent.

Just to comment on that band, they're the best of this so called "pretty" black metal. They write some catchy as fuck songs.

You fanboy'd all over their new album. We know, we know!! :P And they are a very good example of black metal that's hardly "black," and in many places barely "metal."

Wizard
May 22nd 2013
19524 Comments


Wiz, you're a great dude and all, but I hate it when people say stuff like this, both for the social and the musical implications.

You know me by now and you know that ignorant statements like this are funny at face value and that's it. Actually, this is kind of growing on me.

zaruyache
May 22nd 2013
6922 Comments


Ha! It begins!

sniper
May 23rd 2013
19077 Comments


To my knowledge, there are screamo bands that do these exact same things. Imo, the confusion seems warranted to an extent.
screamo bands rarely do blast beats for longer than a few seconds at a time. deafheaven definitely sound somewhere between bm and screamo, but i have a hard time figuring out exactly why. i think it mainly has to do with the drumming and the clean sections.

Wizard
May 23rd 2013
19524 Comments


Ha! It begins!

Well, if you want me to be bluntly honest, they blew their load on the first track 'Dream House' and then the album weakens as you listen on. I don't know if I can justify over a 3 cuz it's good and that's about it.

sniper
May 23rd 2013
19077 Comments


really? i feel like the highlight is definitely "vertigo" but tbh the whole thing works for me. just surprised you would like the opener the most, since i think that one actually sounds less 'metal' than the other ones if that makes sense.

zaruyache
May 23rd 2013
6922 Comments


screamo bands rarely do blast beats for longer than a few seconds at a time.

Then they're breaking new ground for the genre! :D

deafheaven definitely sound somewhere between bm and screamo, but i have a hard time figuring out exactly why.

The vocals. And the melodic/clean parts. Lots of hardcore bands have picked up on the clean "post-rock" sound (or whatever you call it) so that plus Deafheaven's general lack of abrasiveness makes this sound less metal, imo.

Dodecahedron
May 23rd 2013
970 Comments


Funny, it was all cloudy, but right when I turned on the stream to this album, it got sunny. Kind of ironic.

figure337
May 23rd 2013
420 Comments


Call it what you will but I still hate getting up to turn the lamp on.

zaruyache
May 23rd 2013
6922 Comments


Sit in the dark and brood like a man.



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