#1
Some really cool black metal. I heard of them because they're on the Deathwish label, which is pretty much all hardcore bands. Was pleasantly surprised. Their release Roads to Judah is great.
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#5
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There should be a big thread on them in the hardcore forum, just fyi. Great band.

I didn't find any when I searched. I think they should be in here since they're a black metal band, not a hardcore one.
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#7
Oops, I thought it was "Deafhaven" not "Deafheaven". Searched the wrong thing, do those BOTM threads count as the official band threads?
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#10
Deafheaven is good. Not great but good. And also not really black metal, despite the aesthetics.
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#11
This thread.

Needs to be.

More Popular.


Deafheaven. AMAZING live. Sooo good. Great band to listen too. I highly recommend everyone check them out!
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#16
not black metal, got boring for me after a couple listens, and they took a shit on some guys bed who let them crash at his place.
#18
Wow, so they're not only a terrible band, they're assholes to boot! I suppose I shouldn't be surprised though, considering the content and how they dress and such [ahem, like hipsters].

God this band sucks.
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#19
They took a shit on some dudes bed? I've never heard that.

I love the reaction you guys are having to this, but I think they really hit upon something in their live show, which is how I remember them. It was sublime and the aesthetic they pulled off made what the pretentious hipster bullshit vibe their look gives off fade away.

But its not for everyone, and that's cool. More of an emotional and textual style than one of technicality or even close to the aesthetic that's more typical of black metal. (They are, whatever people say, some form of Black Metal and so belong here)

Whatever, they have a split coming out soon. I am excited for it.
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#20
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They are, whatever people say, some form of Black Metal and so belong here


Care to elaborate on this? I always thought that black metal is supposed to be darkness and evil (Silly me!)
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#21
Genres aren't cut and dry. Its just categories humans make to separate things that have a lot of differences and keep things together that have similarities. Deafheaven has a lot of black metal influence, from the blast-beats, much of the riffage which is inspired by the likes of WITTR, high-pitch screams. Its post-black metal, if you want to call it that, so we can separate black metal from black metal bands with influences from hardcore/post-rock/ect. -

Within black metal, there are many bands that (more so than deafheaven) that actually are black metal and are not all about darkness and evil.
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#22
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They took a shit on some dudes bed? I've never heard that.

I love the reaction you guys are having to this, but I think they really hit upon something in their live show, which is how I remember them. It was sublime and the aesthetic they pulled off made what the pretentious hipster bullshit vibe their look gives off fade away.

But its not for everyone, and that's cool. More of an emotional and textual style than one of technicality or even close to the aesthetic that's more typical of black metal. (They are, whatever people say, some form of Black Metal and so belong here)

Whatever, they have a split coming out soon. I am excited for it.

To me they sounded like black metal cliches + post rock cliches. Just really really boring and uninspired.
#23
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I always thought that black metal is supposed to be darkness and evil (Silly me!)

Peh! Yes, silly you. Black Metal is about darkness and evil, if you are a Christian. If you are a Pagan, then it is about The Light!

OT: This band isn't Black Metal. I suspect people understand this intuitively, given the other thread in the Hardcore forum. This thread should be closed and all herein brought to judgment before the Black Knights of the Sacred Vampiric Order of the Great Dragon.
#24
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Genres aren't cut and dry. Its just categories humans make to separate things that have a lot of differences and keep things together that have similarities. Deafheaven has a lot of black metal influence, from the blast-beats, much of the riffage which is inspired by the likes of WITTR, high-pitch screams.


What do you think of the notion that black metal is a style that encompasses things beyond mere aesthetics? Like how trem picking does not a black metal band make (Dick Dale etc), neither do blast beats and shrieks etc etc


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Its post-black metal


Why not just spare us the trouble and call it heavy indie rock?


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If you want to call it that, so we can separate black metal from black metal bands with influences from hardcore/post-rock/ect. -


I don't think I've ever heard legit black metal bands that take influence from those genres. In fact, all hybrids of black metal and those styles only incorporate black metal as a sort of flavour to their post-rock/hardcore music.


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Within black metal, there are many bands that (more so than deafheaven) that actually are black metal and are not all about darkness and evil.


Well black metal was conceived of darkness so I don't see why these bands should be called black metal at all.
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#25
I really don't mind this band at all, saw them with Converge and they were pretty cool, but yeah, if you think this is black metal in any way shape or form you're uninformed. Black metal was formed out of feelings of disillusionment towards the perceived trend-following and commercialism in death metal... which is an extremely violent and malevolent kind of music to begin with. Writing "black metal" which is as pretty and safe as a box full of kittens doesn't really work.

Keep in mind that I'm not saying all bands like this suck (though most do), but they're not black metal.