As the countdown comes to 13, I think it’s fitting we celebrate with the black metal sounds of Deafheaven. Enjoy.
Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Women and children first, into the pit.
Deafheaven – Saturday, June 14, 1:15 A.M. – This Tent
Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Mastadon, Warpaint
Deafheaven came seemingly out of nowhere last year with their critically acclaimed album, Sunbather. Don’t let the pink coral pink cover fool you, these are not pretty songs, at least not pretty in the conventional since. Upon it’s release, Sunbather was praised for combining these incredibly brutal black metal vocals, with beautiful shoegaze-infused guitar melodies. These two contrasting styles make for a truly overwhelming sound, one that is full of color, both light and dark. Deafheaven’s roller coaster of emotion rides through a vast environment, that at times can even be uplifting. I think this is a metal band that even non-metal fans could enjoy. I know I did.