Riot Radio – Deafheaven – Come Back

The blackgazers return…

Beautiful and deadly in equal measure, San Francisco genre-benders Deafheaven crawl up from the blackened pits of despair with “Come Back”, a sonic rollercoaster of a 10 minute long magnum opus, taking the emotional extremes from their amazing last LP “Sunbather” and dialing everything both as far up and down as possible. Gorgeously calm and serene soundscapes whipping into a pounding, snarling black metal fury and effortlessly back again. Love ‘em or hate ‘em (we fall squarely in the “love” category), Deafheaven bring a truly unique sensibility to the world of extreme metal, and their upcoming and highly anticipated 3rd LP should be one of the most challenging, interesting, but ultimately satisfying and overall best of the year.

Deafheaven’s “New Bermuda” hits shelves on 10/2 and they’ll be at Union Transfer with Swedish blackened proggers Tribulation and Japanese hardcore band Envy on 11/7.


Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.
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