Deafheaven

Deafheaven

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Deafheaven is an American post-metal/shoegaze band from San Francisco.
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Deafheaven Discography

Albums

DYMC-149 Deafheaven Roads To Judah (Album) Deathwish Inc. DYMC-149 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
DW146 Deafheaven Sunbather (Album) Deathwish Inc. DW146 US 2013 Sell This Version
87431-1, 87431-1SC Deafheaven New Bermuda (Album) Anti-, Anti- 87431-1, 87431-1SC UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Deafheaven Demo Not On Label (Deafheaven Self-Released) none US 2010 Sell This Version
DW117 Deafheaven Deafheaven(7", EP) Deathwish Inc. DW117 US 2011 Sell This Version
FR26 Deafheaven / Bosse-De-Nage Deafheaven / Bosse-De-Nage - Deafheaven / Bosse-De-Nage (EP) Flenser Records FR26 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Deafheaven From The Kettle Onto The Coil(File, MP3, Single, 256) [adult swim] none US 2014

DJ Mixes

none Deafheaven Sonic Cathedrals Vol. XXVII(File, MP3, Mixed, 160) CVLT Nation none US 2012

Miscellaneous

DWLIVE08 Deafheaven Live At The Blacktop 01.15.11(5xFile, MP3, 128) Deathwish Inc. DWLIVE08 US 2011

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ischivezon

ischivezon

September 28, 2015
absolutely genius band. constantly swaying in between a gorey, extreme hellfire and a deep dark depression to want to do more with your life. people hate it because it doesn't fit a certain style or a certain aesthetic. THAT'S what metal music was supposed to destroy, the concept of bandwagoning and pretentiousness, not to create a whole new cesspool of it.
DeaconBooze

DeaconBooze

May 11, 2015
Solid record. Not cvlt enough for some but whatever. If you dig it, buy it. I'd recommend it.
nondor

nondor

March 3, 2015
edited 10 months ago
It took twenty fucking years for Black Metal to be mulched into....this.
THIS is exactly what Black Metal was created to DESTROY.
This miserable, tired-sounding watered-down-to-flavorless shit makes a cup of starbucks coffee seem like a syringe full of adrenochrome concentrate. I knew how loathesome this would sound by looking at the band, who apparently lack the energy to even SULK ROBUSTLY. A halfhearted brooding is available in florid chords that don't match the screaming vocals, campfire strumming and an occasional lead reminiscent of BIG COUNTRY.
The use of the prefix "Post-" in idiomatic descriptors exists to disguise the true nature of this SHIT, which is that it emulates a (now dead) style so poorly that the limp results have more in common with some kind of INVERSE IDIOM than with the target idiom (Black Metal) it supposedly develops.
"Post Punk" means "wants to be punk but sucks too much", as does "Post Hardcore" and "Post Metal". It's a mealy, formless designation like biting into a soft apple that wants to apologize for itself but lacks THE GUTS.
To the other neophyte commentors on this profile, I would suggest that one way to determine that this SHIT MUSIC is NOT "Black Metal" is by noticing that it is SOFT and entirely UNCHALLENGING, which I am dismayed to have to inform you, are the antonyms of Black Metal which is (HOW didn't you notice?!) HARD AND INTENSE.
STAR LAND VOCAL BAND is more confrontational musically.
Yes, Black Metal has been the province of these Pea Coated dilettantes since at least 2005, so what am I on about?
I guess it just turns my stomach to see an art form about indigestible coarseness made smooth and palatable while still claiming the original properties; Do it or don't but please don't do THIS.
If you're reading this it's probably because you, (sigh), like Deef-Heavin' so let me add injury to insult; my ire is not just the byproduct of musical taste, I have concrete proof that this music is ersatz. Despite their adoption of The convention of uncoventional songform, their tonality--the melody, chord progressions, counterpoint and key--is in cloying pedestrian feel-good MAJOR KEY (or a tonic that is virtually that)-- the baby is gone and they've got you rinsing with bathwater.
Yes, I must admit that even original USBM Overlords of all that is profane, PROFANATICA, have used major chords occasionally, but it is always in triumph OVER THE ANODYNE rather than catering to it. On the other side of the fence that Daefheaven attempts to straddle is MY BLOODY VALENTINE; but when they proved that sonic opiation can soothe even at a bruising amplitude it was a maverick gesture in the context of their musicological enviroment.
For fans of --and fans that ARE-- Weakling.
dionisisth

dionisisth

June 28, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
There is no denying Deafheaven kicks major ass...But is it me the only one to notice a sickening resemblance to Wolves In The Throne Room?
I mean come on boys and girls it's there for all to see..There is nothing new under the sun,and the amazing part is that Deafheaven have reached other audiences that WITTR simply by beeing lebeled as "post" or whatever by some industry jack asses or some "open minded" fans that see "post" as an elegant term to throw around just to sound intelectual...Open your eyes..It is black metal,nothing more.

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