Deafheaven – Sunbather

West Coast metal outfit Deafheaven has really improved their sound on this latest outing of theirs, delivering sharper, more triumphant compositions through a barrage of black metal-style instrumentation.


Deafheaven – “Sunbather”

Metal outfit Deafheaven has dropped the title track from their forthcoming album, Sunbather, which is set for release on Deathwish Inc. next month. The song takes a load of black metal theatrics and executes them with triumphantly beautiful lead melodies. Enjoy!

Also, catch a review for a previously released track from the band, “Dream House,” below:

Deafheaven – “Dream House”

Atmospheric black metal outfit Deafheaven returns with the first single from their sophomore release, Sunbather.


Deafheaven- Roads to Judah

On their debut full-length on Deathwish, Deafheaven take their seamless blend of black metal, post-rock, and post-hardcore to a new level of musicianship and recording quality.

Though this may not be the most original black metal record on the block–yes, a lot of groups have been putting tons of atmosphere on it as of late–but this album makes up for it with some great song structures and sheer intensity. There are moments here where I’m on fire, but the band adds enough slow and melodic interludes to cool things down.

Is this album for you? Find out in this review.

Review: Deafheaven- Roads to Judah

Stream: Deafheaven- Language Games

Deafheaven- “Violet” (Edit)

Stream: Deafheaven- “Violet” (Edit)

Last year, I was loving this demo from the West Coast metal outfit Deafheaven. I even donated some money for the tunes. I’m not completely psyched to hear that they’ve got a new LP out on Deathwish this week. Hear an edit of one of the tracks above.

An edit? Well, it’s because the album has four tracks, and this one in particular is over twelve minutes long. But I can promise you it’s an emotional, mind-bending, and aurally abusive twelve minutes.

deafheaven- demo ‡ STREAM

The good people at AVERSIONONLINE turned me on to this California metal act, and I’m not completely sure what to make of ‘em. They seem a little too technical to be simply labeled as black metal, but they do have that harsh and atmospheric sound popularized by groups like Wolves In the Throne Room.

They’ve got a four-track demo sitting on their Bandcamp page right now, which you can grab for the fantastic price of 10 cents. Stream the demo below: