Deafheaven: Sunbather 12"
Vinyl issue for one of the most talked-about releases of the year, metal or otherwise. With Sunbather, Deafheaven have created one of those releases that is so strikingly original and singular that it's almost difficult to wrap my mind around. Taking up where, say, Liturgy left off, Deafheaven infuse the raw black metal template with more melody than I would have really thought possible... and they're dreamy, spacey melodies at that. Try your best to imagine Darkthrone playing Sunny Day Real Estate or My Bloody Valentine covers and that will get you somewhere in the ballpark of what this sounds like, but really it's its own thing.