Oh Deafheaven. How do you manage to bend, mix, assimilate, and re-create such disparate genres like Black Metal and Shoegaze? I have no answer for that as much as I try to figure it out. Instead I’ll just settle for listening to this record at mind-shearing volume and using this as frontal assault in the on-going war I have with my asshole neighbors.
If you want a proper review of this record to get an idea of what it’s like, get your ass over to The 1st Five where I wrote one. It’s eloquently written and I use big words. Ha!
But for the vinyl…stick around.
Received this beast of a record yesterday and it’s superbly done as expected from Deathwish Inc. As with most DW releases, there’s a three colorway, but I opted to only get two. I guess times are indeed tough if I am only getting two of three colorways of DW releases. The exact pressing number (which I’m sure that’s all you fuckin’ nerds care about anyways) is not known as of yet.
There are three colors: Black/White Mix, Black & White Split, and White. All very much conducive and complementing the artwork.
Gatefold jacket? Check.
Insert with lyrics and info? Check.
Does it sound better than the mp3 download? Absolutely! This record sounds even more massive and expansive on vinyl. It feels as though a wall of sound just crumbles down all over you and crushes your pitiful little soul. Yeah, it’s that awesome. And I am looking very much forward to tormenting my neighbors with repeated listens of this.
Get stoked. I am.