Friday, April 6, 2012

deafhaven - Roads To Judah

Artwork by Rainbath Visual.

deafhaven - Roads To Judah is difficult to categorize. The influences include shoegaze, black metal, screamo, post-rock - if you wanted, you could boil it all down to post-black metal. What's important is the way deafhaven take all these seemingly disparate styles, and blend them into a cohesive and thoroughly enjoyable record.

The songwriting on Roads To Judah has enough good ideas to keep the four long songs from ever become boring. The production hits a sweet spot between black metal rawness and smoothness, fitting for music that alternates between brutality and beauty. Here are reviews from Cvlt Nation, That's How Kids Dies and Heavy Blog is Heavy.

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