Neat, I dig this band. I guess I should probably listen to New Bermuda.
'Californian' Black Metal personified.
Lovely, candid video. Eager for new material. Will listen to this obsessively tonight.
@10:20 - Chelsea Wolfe cameo
album cover brings the lols
Digging: Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club
so did new bermuda's
Digging: Obliteration - Cenotaph Obscure
The riff at 2:28 sounds like the ending to Luna. I will always dig the band but this sounds like a B-Side to me.
this is extremely good
Love it, July 13 can't come soon enough.
Digging: This Will Destroy You - New Others Part Two
man this is good
I am unconvinced
it got better as it went actually, i think i prefer it to anything on new bermuda
Digging: Klone - Here Comes The Sun
pretty standard fair deafheaven but that's a good thing
"album cover brings the lols" - What album cover? I can't seem to find one. Do You mean the video thumbnail?
Will check but I struggle to keep my attention for the whole 12 minutes.
""album cover brings the lols" - What album cover? I can't seem to find one. Do You mean the video thumbnail?"
first 2min are boring af but it gets interesting
not bad but I think Judah and Sunbather was their peak
This is fine.
If they stick to the same formula this band will lose steam. This sounds like something I've heard before.
Digging: Jason Becker - Triumphant Hearts
@dril should sue for plagiarism
Digging: SMiLE.dk - Smile
dig the song but reeeally hope somehow that's not the cover artwork.
Digging: Black Funeral - Empire of Blood
lol why the color choices for the font?
I didn't like this one as much. Went on way too long.
Where'd they announce the album name + tracks? Can only find em on here
so they'll continue getting worse with every album then..
Digging: Big Joanie - Sistahs
im surprised you dug these dudes even a micron in the first place
sunbather was beautiful.. totally took me by surprise how much I liked it..
Twas a great record indeed
I like it.
Digging: Marika Papagika - Marika Papagika Vol. 1: Recordings 1918-1929
@butcherbabe: for real? I was expeting you to say something like "with this band, being deaf is indeed heaven"
Digging: The Ocean - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
hahaha that does sound like classic butcher actually.
I don't often bathe, but when I do, it's in the sun..
not sure if I love or hate how the bass drum sounds on this
There are so many other bands that do this so much better, it's almost laughable.
Digging: Pijn - Loss
ya sunbather was their peak. i would be happy if they just churned out sunbather b-sides tbh..
teamster, I'll take some recs for something dense and romantic and atmospheric..
this was pretty great
Digging: AFI - The Missing Man
An Autumn For Crippled Children, Harakiri For The Sky, Trautonist, Numenorean, Anomalie, Lantlos, Archivist, Red Shift Pilots, Heretoir... those are off the top of my head. I can rec you 25 more with a little digging in my archives.
nice! drop the rest in my shoutbox, please and thank you, and i'll give those a listen.. cheers!
You got it my man...
Sounds too much like 'New Bermuda' and too drawn-out imo, but I did enjoy the last 4 minutes; Deafheaven always nails their post-rock segments. Also, do the drums sound way too high in the mix or is it just me?
Digging: Cradle of Filth - Midian
Good song is good.
well, that was overall pretty okay. new bermuda sucked, so I'm curious to see if they get back on track.
Digging: Solstice (UK) - White Horse Hill
everyone else is saying it sounds like Sunbather/Roads, so hopefully they've strayed from that bermuda sound this time.
I quite liked New Bermuda surprised there was so much disappointment with it.
wish they would veer more toward the 'from the kettle onto the coil' style
Digging: Chapel of Disease - ...and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced
Sounds like Deafheaven. I like them. This is good.
It doesn't sound too different from their other material. I did like it though. Thought the song got better as it went on.
I wish they just put From the Kettle on a new album 6 times.
7min onward reminds me of something out of siamese dream's playbook.
'wish they would veer more toward the 'from the kettle onto the coil' style'
yes. that's their best song along with the pecan tree
New Bermuda wasn't too bad, Guessing the new album will be similar.
The ending of this track displays exactly why I love this band so much
Rules like always.
Digging: Azelisassath - In Total Contempt of All Life
Like mostly everyone said, first half was terribad but the ending is pretty sweet.
Digging: Kaelan Mikla - Not Eftir Not
that was boring as hell, the ending is nice though. and the bass and snare drum sound awful. Sunbather was great but then they just went downhill.
This is surprisingly sloppy.
A shame really...
I agree with the poster that mentioned the Siamese Dream feel on the 2nd half (previously mentioned 7 min mark but id argue it really starts in the 5s). It's very 90s in a good way. The first half has it's moments but the 2nd half of this song is really what makes it worth coming back to.
what is up with that cover lmao
Dude's blastbeats are abysmal.
Can't wait to hear this
'Like mostly everyone said, first half was terribad but the ending is pretty sweet.'
I felt the opposite lol
"wish they would veer more toward the 'from the kettle onto the coil' style"
That's what I'm talking about. By far my favorite song from them.
I love sputnik as a database (and many of its users), but I'm not shocked at how douchey the reception is. There are more bands than I can list that are raved about on most of the internet but receive abject ambivalence and sub-par scores, for all but the most distinguished examples of a given band's work. I don't mean to simply bellyache over bands I love (I don't think this track was particularly amazing, though I did enjoy it considerably) but the difference between this site's ratings of tons of albums and most of the rest of the internet is, at times, remarkably different.
TL;DR alot of Y'all are hard af to impress.
In fairness, there are plenty of cases of albums being overtly fawned over that I wasn't particularly moved by, so I'm probably just having a moan lol
@BeyondCosby: Yeah, I've had an issue with the drums in all their albums and this is no exception.
Still not seeing how this is any better than any other well-established shoegaze/blackgaze band. I'm clearly in the minority, but I like the genre and plenty other bands, and Deafheaven do absolutely nothing to me. Nothing offensively bad, but nothing remarkable either.
please shut the fuck up @thenemeton
Solid track; I grew on me more the longer it went on. I really like the slow moving parts near the last half.
The production is about on par with everything from New Bermuda which is sort of a bummer. idk could be a pretty good album if this is what is to be expected from a full LP.
Really liked it, this band is on a roll. That break ~4 min in sounds like an indie or post punk song. Although some parts sound derivative of their older stuff I gotta say
when it's right it's right
ironic to defend deafheaven and calling other bands 'generic' in the same breath tbh
'thank god deafheaven turn black metal into hipster shit.'
"ironic to defend deafheaven and calling other bands 'generic' in the same breath tbh"
how was he defending deafheaven? he only poked at the quality of his 'yall are hard af to impress' comment..
Deafheaven has honestly got to be the most needlessly controversial band on the internet
it's prolly cuz they got a lot of attention in such a short time
the most needlessly controversial band on the internet 
Everyone who thinks Deafheaven ruined black metal by making it "hipster bullshit" forgot that Liturgy already did that
@mortifierftw They who's name should not be spoken.
I agree with Henderson. This band doesn't seem to have anything really interesting going on, and their poor instrumentation leads to one of the few times I'm actually distracted by how startlingly off a band sounds.
“Please, give them a generic death metal record with a violin and they’ll be salivating while calling it a “progressive masterpiece”
woah too far doctuses
band is very goooooood. New Bermuda had some bangers.
How does that even remotely apply to Death? That strikes me as deliberately shit-starting. Death only had two albums that were overtly 'Progressive' for their time period (none of their albums contain any instrumentation outside conventional metal expectations), and Chuck Schuldiner is anything but overrated.
@Xenophanes, You're no doubt right. My comments are very much a reflection of the genres I look up the most. Sputnik seems to be harsh on a lot of Black Metal related music. I'm not sure how lenient the site is with certain genres. Were You referring to Ne Obliviscaris? I just saw them live a few weeks ago in Glasgow. They're excellent live lol
Are we really gonna get into a Death argument in a Deafheaven thread
It's a Deafheaven thread - the lightning rod of Black Metal discussions online. Expect bantz and bullshit.
Let's all soothe our jimmies to Luna on the piano :3
meloshit solo is GOAT
let's argue death metal in a faux bm thread, that'd be ironic.
song's good minus that all time low solo
ne obliviscaris > babymetal > death > deafheaven
what was the point in comparing 4 artists that are absolutely nothing alike whatsoever
idk, seemed fitting for the thread at hand
taking asdfp's trolling seriously, a bold move indeed.
I petition Darius to maintain a ??? avatar for the rest of his days on Sputnikmusic.
Never really came off as a troll user to me
then again i don't go around following him in threads so idk
Take it this way - he's either a troll or a massive idiot. Not much room for any other options at this point.
pretty much on sput is hella snarky so just assume they're being snarky.
i fully believe what i posted, take that as you will lol
Junichi Masuda Pokemon Diamond and Pearl OST
Wasn't expecting that riff at 5:00 or so. Very poppy and Rock N' Roll sounding. I liked it the most out of any part of the song.
This was pretty lackluster tbh. Can't say I'm expecting much.
Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas
Oh boy, more metalhead salt!
First time I ever heard the word Mariachi used in a song, 10/10
loving the new pop punk sound
i hate this site
This > New Bermuda > Sunbather
I didn't expect this news thread to be such a rewarding read, good work Sput. Never heard this band before.
Digging: Skee Mask - Compro
I'm curious about this song by reading the comments...I only listened to New Bermuda and I liked the band, but overall a little dull
Digging: Failure - In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind
I still kinda hate this band for how dismissive their fans are of legitimate new wave Black Metal. R.I.P. Altar of Plagues
Digging: Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Hate a band because some of their fans suck, makes so much sense.
'legitimate new wave Black Metal'
What does this even mean? Is this band illegitimate new wave BM & who gets to decide this?
"hate this band for how dismissive their fans are of legitimate new wave Black Metal. R.I.P. Altar of Plagues"
what the actual fuck are you going on about
Does this band shoegaze hard then?
Just listen to Violet and see for yourself bro
Digging: standards - standards
Listened to this a few more times and it's grown on me. my biggest gripe w/this and new bermuda is the production. I feel they are aiming for a slightly more muffled "lo-fi" feel to align more with their black metal fanbase, but it really interrupts how huge their bigger moments have the potential of being. Sunbather had such depth to its production and that dynamicism really allowed them to create counterpoints that made the more black metal moments feel more black metal and the prettier parts feel pretty. New Bermuda's production was **fine and good** but really fell flat in that regard for me.
In terms of their musical alignment i feel the opposite. I feel like they're going to this more post rock/punk vibe
i agree, i just feel they are trying to keep their production quality a bit on the grimmer side
I agree with both of You. I'd absolutely embrace a post-rock direction, especially where their shoegazing is accentuated. I'd want them to throw inhibition to the wind and let the production reflect it as well. Everyone, haters and lovers alike, agrees the second half of this song is where the band shines.
Either that, or get the remaining black metal out of their system so they can move on to the things they appear (as or more) interested in.
So I gave this a couple more listens and pinpointed exactly where it loses me completely. First parts are great but then it goes into this weird 90s rockin’ alternative part and then in comes the cheese dick solo... whoever keeps saying “ok” to their guitar player when he’s like “what about a solo here?!?” really needs to do some self reflection
Digging: Old Gods Defied - Demo 2018
Second half of the song is fine though, even if it is a little derivative for them.
i feel like this solo fit the song perfectly but that's just me ... i don't really see it as a solo either, just another guitar part ¯_(ツ)_/¯
"Black metal outfit Deafheaven"
Talk about falling at the first hurdle
eh, it's okay, but it sure doesn't justify its length. Liked the guitars around the 5 minute mark, but this was pretty bland overall. I liked some of their older songs, but the music in this song is just making me want to listen to Brutus. They at least have some personality.
I think they always did a good job at justifying their song lengths, this included
^^^their best track hands down
yeah these guys r legit
sorry sweaties but their best track is the pecan tree
I am not sweaty you illiterate heathen
where's the period at the end of that sentence YOU ILLITERATE HEATHEN
YEAH WE DOIN' THIS NOW ... NITTY GRITTY
Practise what you preach you hypocritical bastard!
You fuckin people make me sick
OH AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "YOU PEOPLE"? YOU GOT SOMETHIN' AGAINST US GHOST-FOLK?
(sidebar: ghost folk sounds like it would be a sick genre)
Bitch are you suggesting you are dead?
that's the spirit
i want that genre to be real
the solo in baby blue was an aberration against nature but the solo here is actually good and I like it.
"ghost folk sounds like it would be a sick genre" 
awesome, still won't come close to Sunbather though
this is their best work since Sunbather and even Roads to Judah so i’m excited
Digging: Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
ghost folk sounds like it would be a sick genre 
Probably like murder folk but slower with spoopy steel guitar.
there's a genre called murder folk? that's amazing
don't quite get these guys, but the song is actually sort of good :S
'there's a genre called murder folk? that's amazing'
lol I think it's just Amigo the Devil- who rules, btw.
also needs to be a genre tbh
I like it, maybe about as much as I like the songs on New Bermuda, but I don't see why their relaxing, calm moments have to be so basic. They're some of the best parts of the song, but the drum beat and the roles of all the instruments are just standard indie rock. I also hate the chugga wugga guitars on this and New Bermuda. Also not a fan of the guitar solos. They've never lived up to the exhilarating blast beats of Sunbather. Some parts on this come close though.
Spirit put into words what I could not.
"my biggest gripe w/this and new bermuda is the production. I feel they are aiming for a slightly more muffled "lo-fi" feel to align more with their black metal fanbase, but it really interrupts how huge their bigger moments have the potential of being. Sunbather had such depth to its production and that dynamicism really allowed them to create counterpoints that made the more black metal moments feel more black metal and the prettier parts feel pretty"
Couldn't agree more. It's not that I miss the Sunbather-type sound, but do I ever miss how it sounded. New Bermuda was great in its own right but definitely did NOT capture the vibe in the way Sunbather did. Found myself missing that production even more with this release.
This is INCREDIBLE and better than a good majority of New Bermuda
Digging: ITEM - Sad Light
I really like this. The end is incredible.