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Album Review: Deafheaven – “New Bermuda”

Deafheaven‘s previous album, Sunbather,was beautifully traumatic. Honest and psychological. Cerebral. Intense. And whether you like it or not, much more black metal than shoegaze. New Bermuda is just as visceral and deep and ends up being its own beast. I didn’t think could surpass Sunbather but Deafheaven manage once more to take the dread, the expectation and the uplifting power they have… and churn out something much more darker, much more metal-entrenched and something filled with a resounding rage which we wish we as humans could channel. It strikes off any fears of complacency and is the perfect rebuttal to haters with its metal spirit. In short, it fucking exceeds everything you hoped it’d be.

“Brought To The Water” is a well-established opener, thrashing about with a frantic urgency. This is black metal at its finest, make no mistake, and as vocalist George Clarke shrieks to set the album’s pace, let’s just say get some gauze for your ears. The aggressive and heaven-tearing noise quickly spirals into beautiful melodies which is a big aspect of the band they continue to use so well. The softer parts are piano keys that really ride the dream pop wave but is the ideal funnel into “Luna” which is one of their more guitar-intricate jams.

The mid-tempo centerpiece “Baby Blue” has a hypnotic and very much so, a contemplative vibe of self-reflection that evokes what Metallica accomplished music-wise in their career. The riffage jams a la Hetfield and company’s style and is a lovely mirage painted against Deafheaven’s usual gloom and doom backdrop. Languid yet provocative. “Gifts For The Earth” helps bookend things and follows suit in a dramatic build to a melodic climax that feels more alternative than anything else. But as usual, it emulates a wall of sound which few can copy. And that originates from Sunbather. Deafheaven explore a lot here and this place of discovery exposes their roots as well as how they view the future landscape in terms of subverting genre within genre. Their genuine expression shows that in terms of black metal, they’re unafraid and willing to venture into the unknown. As New Bermuda indicates, they can take this newfound isolation and make something glorious from it. Prep yourself for this album. This is one of the most profound rock experiences you’ll have this year.

4.5 / 5



Deafheaven stream new album ‘New Bermuda’

Black metal / indie pop crossover group Deafheaven are streaming their new album New Bermuda over at NPR. You can listen to it here.

Deafheaven will release New Bermuda, on October 2, 2015 through ANTI- Records.



Deafheaven stream new song “Come Back”

San Francisco metalcore group Deafheaven are streaming their new song “Come Back”. You can listen to it below.

“Come Back” is taken from Deafheaven’s upcoming album New Bermuda, which is due for release on October 2nd through ANTI- Records.



Deafheaven stream new song “Brought to the Water”

San Francisco metalcore group Deafheaven are streaming their new song “Brought to the Water”. You can listen to it below.

“Brought to the Water” is taken from Deafheaven’s upcoming album New Bermuda, which is due for release this October.



Coheed and Cambria reveal cover art and track listing for new album

Coheed and Cambria‘s newest album, The Color Before the Sun, will be released on October 9th, but you can now get a feel for the concept behind the album.  The band has released the cover art and track listing, both of which you can find below.

The image of a serene lake and a house flying piece-by-piece into the sky will show you the feeling of disillusion that prevails throughout the new album.  The songs narrate frontman Claudio Sanchez’s feelings about fatherhood and losing a home, set to the band’s unique “space-rock” vibe.  The cover art was designed by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amoré and Deafheaven.

You can catch Coheed and Cambria on tour (more info here), and pick up the album on October 9th.



Deafheaven announce lengthy US tour

San Francisco metalcore group Deafheaven have announced a slew of US tour dates that’ll find them out and about in most corners of the country (and Vancouver) this coming autumn. Check out the full rundown below.

Deafheaven will be touring in support of their upcoming album, “New Bermuda,” which is  their first release since moving to their new label home, ANTI- Records.

 

“New Bermuda” is due to be released sometime in October. Deafheaven’s previous album, “From The Kettle Onto The Coil”, was released in August 2014, via Deathwish Inc.



DeafHeaven release trailer for upcomming album “New Bermuda”

San Francisco Metalcore group Deafheaven have just released a minute-long trailer for their upcoming album “New Bermuda”. This comes as the first piece of news from the band since they switched to ANTI- Records, having released their previous work via Deathwish Inc.

The trailer is actually kind of beautiful in a weird way. It combines slow shots of an ocean with a slow and moody acoustic guitar riff, before breaking down into heavy drums and guitar, cutting together shots of the group in complete synch with the music. You can it out below.

“New Bermuda” is due to be released sometime in October. Deafheaven’s previous album, From “The Kettle Onto The Coil”, was released in August 2014, via Deathwish.



Deafheaven stream new track, “From the Kettle to the Coil”

San Francisco’s experimental post-hardcore band Deafheaven are streaming a new track called “From the Kettle to the Coil,” and you can check it out below.

The band most recently released Sunbather in 2013 via Deathwish.