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raspberrysoda
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:27 am 
 

Deafheaven announced a follow up to 2015's New Bermuda which is set to be released in July 13th this year, named "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love."

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The track listing to the album was announced as well:

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1. You Without End
2. Honeycomb
3. Canary Yellow
4. Near
5. Glint
6. Night People
7. Worthless Animal


and "Honeycomb," the first single from the album, was released.
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http://exclaim.ca/music/article/deafheaven_return_with_12-minute_epic_honeycomb
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When you feel compelled to have a video for your music and manage to fill it with random clips.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:39 am 
 

Interesting that they make their music video essentially a montage of the SF/Oakland Bay Area, considering how the last album contained plenty of lyrical content about how LA is sweltering shithole.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:03 am 
 

DecemberSoul wrote:
When you feel compelled to have a video for your music and manage to fill it with random clips.

This is so much better than those fucking lyric videos with flying word art.

I never listened to New Bermuda and last time I revisited Sunbather it was less interesting than I originally remember, but this new track is really good.

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theposega
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:42 am 
 

i find it kinda funny that sunbather's cover was heralded as this masterpiece of modern graphic design and that font was ubiquitous for a couple years, and now this cover looks like a phoned in b-sides comp for some third-rate local pearl jam clone.

the song is whatever, though i did roll my eyes at the radiohead intro.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:56 am 
 

Hyped. This song is excellent.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:04 pm 
 

I've only listened to Sunbather once but this song sounds pretty cool. The transitions work well enough and it's rare to hear such a sunny vibe in any black metal derivatives.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:07 pm 
 

I like the bit where it sounds like the Foo Fighters circa 97 with black metal vocals. Their debut was such a 'nothing' it's funny to see people get worked up either way.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:41 pm 
 

I didn't like their 1st albums but New Bermuda was quite good, from the single it looks like this could be a good follow up.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:03 pm 
 

Stoked. New Bermuda was killer.

This band is fucking bomb live too. Haters be damned.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:33 pm 
 

Acrobat wrote:
Their debut was such a 'nothing' it's funny to see people get worked up either way.

I agree, Roads to Judah was super boring.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm 
 

New track is pretty good, it's nice to hear black metal derived stuff that isn't totally fantastical and escapist. I like the art too.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:51 pm 
 

theposega wrote:
and now this cover looks like a phoned in b-sides comp for some third-rate local pearl jam clone.


That is fucking spot on. I was struggling to express what associations it evoked in me, and you just nailed it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:22 pm 
 

Ugh that cover is horrible. And I LOVE the Sunbather cover. It's better than the music attached to it.

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TheLoneForest
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:43 pm 
 

Sounds promising. Doesn't have that pseudothrash edge that New Bermuda had but it's pretty good. Sounds like a less gazy Sunbather

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:49 pm 
 

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theposega
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm 
 

narsilianshard wrote:
Acrobat wrote:
Their debut was such a 'nothing' it's funny to see people get worked up either way.

I agree, Roads to Judah was super boring.


i actually really liked it when it came out. pretty good skramz album.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm 
 

what is going on on the cover?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:50 pm 
 

a really blurry candid of a woman with a windblown scarf
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:08 pm 
 

fuck
I'm stuck in class for the next 3 hours and I need to hear the new song

IS IT GOOD?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 pm 
 

theposega wrote:
a really blurry candid of a woman with a windblown scarf


I seriously thought it was a bat flying toward her lol

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:20 pm 
 

TheMysticWombat wrote:
fuck
I'm stuck in class for the next 3 hours and I need to hear the new song

IS IT GOOD?


it's deafheaven, so it depends on who you ask.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:10 am 
 

DecemberSoul wrote:
When you feel compelled to have a video for your music and manage to fill it with random clips.


Rob Zombie invented the genre I believe. He didn't have any money to finish the video to "More Human by Human" so he just spliced in a bunch of clips of his childhood videos.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:01 pm 
 

Only difference is Rob Zombie actually made it work. But this video looks like some kind of EPK mixed with some recent vacation footage. But songs sounds good enough for me to check out the new album.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:48 am 
 

DecemberSoul wrote:
theposega wrote:
and now this cover looks like a phoned in b-sides comp for some third-rate local pearl jam clone.


That is fucking spot on. I was struggling to express what associations it evoked in me, and you just nailed it.


Oh my god this is such a perfect description. Well done!

I'll give this song a listen. I tend to listen to everything they put out at least once, but nothing has lived up to that Adult Swim single they put out years ago in my opinion. But even that I can't remember the last time I listened to it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:18 am 
 

Auch wrote:
I'll give this song a listen. I tend to listen to everything they put out at least once, but nothing has lived up to that Adult Swim single they put out years ago in my opinion. But even that I can't remember the last time I listened to it.


From the Kettle Onto the Coil? That was a really great song.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:13 am 
 

Yep! That's it. Suddenly drew a blank on the name and was too lazy to come back and add it. I listened to it after giving "Honeycomb" a listen and god the difference in quality and execution is just night and day. This song reminded me of what I disliked about their last album so much - the songs are unnecessarily long and add a completely useless melodic/show-gaze/mellow/post-rock section that contributes noting but pad the length. It feels so tacked on when if you removed it or at least shortened it, the song would be a lot better.

That's what was so good about "From the Kettle onto the Coil." The more melodic section was short and well-integrated into the song.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:38 am 
 

The song's okay, but I think it does encompass a lot of the issues that plagued New Bermuda, mainly that they're trying to write actual songs now and they just aren't sticking. What worked so well about Sunbather was that the songs weren't really songs; they were just 10 minute long, overwhelming blasts of energy and emotion right in your face, and yet the transitions from extreme to mellow still worked perfectly and were totally seamless. Everything about the songs on that album just kinda worked, whilst this song, like most of New Bermuda, feels like it's trying too hard to be more than that. It doesn't help that the production here is noticeably lamer than Sunbather, what with it being a lot thinner sounding, especially the guitars. I really hope the album as a whole is better than this, because it sucks to think that a band that was so fucking great a couple albums ago is trending in a direction that's gonna put me off them.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:33 pm 
 

BOY. BOY. WOOOO. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOY. HONEYCOMB IS LIT.
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Count me in on the hype. I was a huge fan of Sunbather (I always compared it to bittersweet dsbm-type emotional palettes, like Woods of Desolation; not familiar with the skramz influence however). For some reason I never checked out New Bermuda, but now I am going back to it. "Honeycomb" is great, and I can't yet agree with the folks saying the lighter ending section is overlong or annoying. I do hope it makes more sense in the context of the album. If it doesn't have a good flow a section like that could really be a problem!
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CANARY YELLOW IS OUT GUYS
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& IT'S WONDERFUL
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Really great track. I tried to lay off hearing it, considering the album is only 7 songs, and I didn't want to hear so much prior to it's release; but I caved this morning.

The crescendo just after the 9 minute mark is really SOMETHING.

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"Canary Yellow" is indeed an excellent track, and make no mistake-I am extremely hyped for this record (limited vinyl pre-order to boot).

BUT, this upcoming album is basically the last time this band can sound like this before they get real same-y real fast. They are going to need to do *something* on the album after this one to mix it up a bit.

I mean, both available tracks from OCHL basically indicate that this is going to be New Bermuda Part 2. That's all well and good, as that was a top shelf album, even if it was a cleaned-up distillation of Sunbather. But if LP5 turns out to be more of the same, then the formula is going to quickly lose luster.

I don't know what kind of change ups would suit this band going forward, but I personally would start with dirty-ing up the guitar production. To my ears, the ultra clear and articulate guitar mixes on both New Bermuda and (by all indicators) OCHL don't really fit either the post-BM or shoegaze-y ambiances they are going for. The messy, smeary, more nebulous guitar mixing on Sunbather very much gets those aesthetics across in a better fashion. I'm not saying that they should simply re-write Sunbather, but that album's sonic aesthetics go a long way with this band's writing style.

Further, Clarke needs to *badly* vary up his lead vocal stylings, as he is clearly the weakest link in the band by far (assumption being that OCHL has the same one dimensional lead vocal performance the other three albums had). I don't know if that translates specifically to clean singing (an overdone trope in this genre), but it certainly could mean experiments with death metal growling, punk like shouting/yelling, or more intense spoken work sections (ala Envy).

Again, not to shit all over this album as I am looking very forward to hearing the final full record, and both "singles" (quotations used because the idea that this band-who's songs are lengthy on average with non-traditional linear song structuring and no real choruses to speak of-is commercially motivated is a laughable one) thus far have been superb.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:46 am 
 

So.... Deafheaven is basically just a band that plays black metal and messes with the aesthetic?



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 am 
 

Chaosmonger wrote:
HIPSTERS


Yep!!! The fact this shit ass band is even on the archives is quite baffling.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 pm 
 

miskatonic79 wrote:
Chaosmonger wrote:
HIPSTERS


Yep!!! The fact this shit ass band is even on the archives is quite baffling.


Oh no! Hipsters playing my music. We need better gatekeepers to stop them from this nonsense - how dare they do what they want without adhering to my idea of what they should look and act like.
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Amazing band. That new album is going to be wicked!

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FirebathDan wrote:
Further, Clarke needs to *badly* vary up his lead vocal stylings, as he is clearly the weakest link in the band by far (assumption being that OCHL has the same one dimensional lead vocal performance the other three albums had).


I know you're specifically talking about studio performance, but if you've seen them live you know George is NOT a weak link at all.

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jimbies wrote:
I know you're specifically talking about studio performance, but if you've seen them live you know George is NOT a weak link at all.


Ok, so maybe "weak link" was a bit strongly worded (especially because the bass playing in this band has always been fairly pedestrian now that I think about it), but I think you get the overarching point I'm trying to make. I don't think it's unreasonable to want to see Clarke diversify his performances going forward on future albums.

And yes, I am aware of the clean vocals on "Canary Yellow", which is a new dimension, but those are very much a background texture. I'm talking specifically about lead vocals.

And I'd love to see this band live, just haven't had the opportunity as of yet. All the footage I've seen confirms this band is the real deal live (i.e. no clicks, no backing tracks, no bullshit). And yeah, of course Clarke is a savage and engaging frontman live (again, from the footage I've seen).
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