Blackened shoegaze wasn’t exactly an unknown concept before Deafheaven came onto the scene. French group Alcest had been producing such music since at least 2007’s Souvenirs d’un autre monde; fellow countrymen Bosse-de-Nage’s debut self-titled predated Deafheaven by at least a year. 231 more words
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American black metal band Ghost Bath have released their second album Moonlover. As a point of reference this isn’t your standard black metal, this is more in line with current trend of mixing black metal with post rock, see Deafheaven’s brand of blackgaze. 535 more words
What can the changing palette of metal as a genre tell us about the shifting priorities of those who make more extreme music?
Metal, as a genre, used to be overwhelmingly black. 789 more words