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.
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