My latest piece for Phoenix New Times is a piece on Deafheaven. I talked to their singer for a bit about their upcoming performance at FORM, how he keeps his voice in shape, and which bands would be Deafheaven’s dream tour-mates. 10 more words
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This is the debut album from Haze of Summer, a Russian black metal project.
Essentially a one-man band fleshed out with guests acting as session musicians, Znoi is a little over half an hour of melodic/post-black metal that takes influence from the bright, modern approach to the style as championed 176 more words
The New Wave of Black Metal Arrives. . . Finally
What happened, Black Metal? Sure there’s still traditional BM all over the place – low-fi, horrible screeching screams over constant blastbeats and constantly buzzing too-much-treble sixteenth note guitar, bass (is in there somewhere?) picking some root notes, I imagine…all played by a bunch of dudes wearing Corpse Paint – a more demonic version of Kiss make-up. 1,448 more words
Deafheaven has become one of my favorite live bands for many reasons. I’ve seen them numerous times over the past few years and they have always delivered great performances. 894 more words