Deafheaven - Roads To Judah


8.2 | 143 votes |
Release date: 26 April 2011
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Post-metal, Shoegaze

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Additional info
"Blackgaze"
United States
Deathwish Inc.

Line-up on the CD:
George Clarke - vocals
Nick Bassett - guitar
Kerry McCoy - guitar
Derek Prine - bass
Trevor Deschryver - drums

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
9.3
Black metal is arguably enduring its third shift in stance - the first wave being essentially "evil" speed/thrash metal, the second being grimm and frostbitten kvlt metal, and this, the unofficial third wave, being "hiptellectual": Gorgoroth meets Jefferson Airplane or Pink Floyd or Radiohead or something...

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published 15.06.2011 | Comments (41)

Finally a worthwhile blackgaze album that doesn't feature Neige! Deafheaven's debut is as beautiful as it is barbaric, adding in some majestic post-metal ambience for the sake of a truly depressive, majestic journey. Highly recommended for fans of Alcest and company.

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18.03.2012 - 12:35
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.03.2012 at 05:30

Written by Nosurper on 18.03.2012 at 03:19
Thanks troy, you're review encouraged me to purchase. Great, great review

I'm actually really not a fan of the review, but thanks for the compliment. And glad you decided to purchase it.

It's Fenriz on Prozac, searching for happiness in the music, in the melodies, digging through the dirt of daily life only to find a bottomless pit. It's a black hole made up of the world's negativity. It's a beacon of hope. It's nothingness. It's essence.

It's a road to Judah.




This grabbed me. Oddly, like a battle cry...to purchase this record
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23.03.2012 - 23:49
BlueMobius
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Saw this album performed live (Except for the last track) last night in Orlando when I went to the Deafheaven and Alcest show. I already had the CD so I knew the quality of the music, but man they were so good live too! They were friendly chaps too.
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08.04.2012 - 14:22
Death_95
This was the first black metal album I listened to, and I loved it... any similar albums? I'd like to get into the genre.
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08.04.2012 - 14:37
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Death_95 on 08.04.2012 at 14:22

This was the first black metal album I listened to, and I loved it... any similar albums? I'd like to get into the genre.

Check out last year's Woods Of Desolation album, and pretty much any of Alcest's recent ones too.

On the whole this kind of thing isn't really representative of black metal but it's certainly one place to start.
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08.04.2012 - 14:48
Death_95
Written by Guest on 08.04.2012 at 14:37

Written by Death_95 on 08.04.2012 at 14:22

This was the first black metal album I listened to, and I loved it... any similar albums? I'd like to get into the genre.

Check out last year's Woods Of Desolation album, and pretty much any of Alcest's recent ones too.

On the whole this kind of thing isn't really representative of black metal but it's certainly one place to start.

Thanks man
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08.04.2012 - 15:53
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Death_95 on 08.04.2012 at 14:48
Thanks man

You might also like Wolves In The Throne Room (especially their latest), Lantlôs (more so their debut), Les Discrets, and Amesoeurs.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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25.01.2013 - 06:34
Rating: 10
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
God this is such a good release, can't wait for the next one.
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forever bummed out
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31.10.2014 - 00:42
Rating: 9
Psilopylot
I just keep coming back to this album.
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06.11.2017 - 01:13
RikkiTikiTavi
Fucking crap.
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