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Experimental/Post Metal

3.86 | 67 ratings

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5 stars If you're expecting this to be black metal, you're in for a weird surprise. Deafheaven is a metal band that combines post-metal, black metal, shoegaze, and other genres to their sound, creating a unique sound unlike any other.

Sunbather is the second studio album by Deafheaven. The album is long, normal for most post-metal but it's not just post-metal; it's a heavy wall of sound that goes from heavy, black metal songs, to atmospheric pieces. The vocals are definitely black metal, although George Clarke's screams and moans sound more like Converge's Jacob Bannon, instead of a pagan warlord screaming about a burning churches. The songs combine black metal riffs with more melodic and atmospheric guitar playing at the same time. The sound this produces is not bad at all, they don't seem like it but they fit together well. Sunbather is a little over an hour, typical for post-metal but it never gets boring because it always keeps the listener interested, never dragging or otherwise being boring.

I strongly recommend this album to black metal and post-metal fans, as they would both eat it up and enjoy it, myself included. Sunbather is a modern metal classic, as well as a post-metal and maybe even black metal classic. I highly recommend this album to anyone who seems interested in it. The sound is not what you expect it to be, I couldn't even imagine what the album would sound like.

progtime1234567 | 5/5 |


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