Deafheaven - Sunbather


8.2 | 311 votes |
Release date: 11 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Post-metal, Shoegaze

Owners:

216 have it
20 want it


01. Dream House
02. Irresistible
03. Sunbather
04. Please Remember [feat. Stéphane "Neige" Paut]
05. Vertigo
06. Windows
07. The Pecan Tree

Line-up
George Clarke - vocals
Kerry McCoy - bass, guitars

Session musicians
Daniel Tracy - drums

Guest musicians
Stéphane "Neige" Paut - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Jack Shirley.
Artwork by Nick Steinhardt.

Staff review by
Boxcar Willy
Rating:
8.5
Deafheaven is my favourite band. There is no denying this fact. Roads To Judah was a masterpiece, and their previous demos and EPs were also A+ material. So, naturally, once Sunbather was announced I nearly crapped myself out of pure elation. Once the time came and I could finally listen to the album I was…

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published 23.07.2013 | Comments (24)

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05.06.2014 - 23:55
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
This must be the best cover art I have seen in a while. Don't know the band, might try it just because of that.
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06.06.2014 - 00:52
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Ilham on 05.06.2014 at 23:55

This must be the best cover art I have seen in a while.

... For real? O.o
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06.06.2014 - 00:53
Rating: 5
mz
Written by Ilham on 05.06.2014 at 23:55

This must be the best cover art I have seen in a while. Don't know the band, might try it just because of that.

nice joking there.
Also, if you want to try this band, go for their debut.
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06.06.2014 - 00:55
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Karlabos on 06.06.2014 at 00:52

... For real? O.o


Yep, the extremely subtle work of typography in this cover is such an unusual sight on MS. To me, that belongs on the cover of Vogue. It's beautiful.
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06.06.2014 - 01:01
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 00:55

Yep, the extremely subtle work of typography in this cover is such an unusual sight on MS. To me, that belongs on the cover of Vogue. It's beautiful.

I think that if you browse pop bands enough, especially among greatest hits compilation albums you'll find lots of similar stuff...
Well, still pretty different for a shoegaze black metal band
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06.06.2014 - 01:03
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Karlabos on 06.06.2014 at 01:01

I think that if you browse pop bands enough, especially among greatest hits compilation albums you'll find lots of similar stuff...
Well, still pretty different for a shoegaze black metal band


Yes of course. As I said, rare sight on MS, that's what caught my eye. But I myself have worked on typography projects similar to that.
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10.08.2014 - 17:56
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 22.06.2013 at 22:22

Circle Takes The Square are irritating to the collar bone.

Thank you! Glad to see I'm not alone, they have such a large fanbase but I think they suck SO HARD. Ugh. The worst vocals ever.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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10.05.2015 - 22:24
Rating: 8
koob
I want to hate this album but Vertigo and The Pecan Tree are just brilliant.
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08.12.2015 - 21:26
Rating: 8
koob
Written by Guest on 08.12.2015 at 16:33

Written by koob on 10.05.2015 at 22:24

I want to hate this album but Vertigo and The Pecan Tree are just brilliant.


Who makes you want to hate it? Is it God inside of your head? Dont listen to them voices, just listen to the music and feel the power of Satan.



Hahaha I had a good laugh thanks man !
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29.08.2017 - 04:08
VIG
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This album isn't that bad, I guess I've changed my mind on Deafheaven. I'm still not a fan of the hipster black metal scene itself (tbh, who is?), but Deafheaven seems to do an alright job.
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29.08.2017 - 08:10
Rating: 9
Paź
ex-News Man
Written by Guest on 29.08.2017 at 04:08

I'm still not a fan of the hipster black metal scene itself (tbh, who is?)

I am
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29.08.2017 - 16:00
VIG
Account deleted
Written by Paź on 29.08.2017 at 08:10

I am

Of course you are
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21.10.2017 - 01:43
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
This is actually not bad.
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21.10.2017 - 02:48
VIG
Account deleted
Written by Jaeryd on 21.10.2017 at 01:43

This is actually not bad.

Decent at best for me
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21.10.2017 - 11:39
Rating: 9
Paź
ex-News Man
10 out of 10 for me

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11.01.2018 - 00:40
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
My favourite part about this album is how many losers can't get over the cover.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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19.07.2018 - 15:33
Rating: 7
musclassia
I still haven't found my ticket for the hype train for this album, but I'm feeling a bit warmer towards it when listening to it today compared to when it came out. I enjoyed the climactic few minutes of Vertigo,although it perhaps dragged on a bit too long
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20.07.2018 - 21:44
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by musclassia on 19.07.2018 at 15:33

I still haven't found my ticket for the hype train for this album, but I'm feeling a bit warmer towards it when listening to it today compared to when it came out. I enjoyed the climactic few minutes of Vertigo,although it perhaps dragged on a bit too long

This album is tits. there is so much texture and melody layered into a very warm and enveloping guitar tone. The solo's are fantastic too.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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01.09.2018 - 00:21
Rating: 7
Redel
This would be so much better without the vocals.
I am thinking of an instrumental album.
This one, just leaving out the vocals.
I would buy it immediately.
I am not sure I am going to buy the one at hand though.
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08.10.2019 - 14:52
Rating: 10
LedZep
Just watched their Pitchfork performance (some 5 years too late) and I absolutely love how they look like they'll play some Weezer songs and then start with blast beats. It's all part of their charm, being against the kvlt and elitist image and making incredible music which is liked by hipsters, metal fans (those who aren't narrow minded enough to write them off without listening) and everybody in between
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12.10.2019 - 19:56
Rating: 10
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
I originally started listening to this album expecting to hate it. Blackgaze is somewhat similar to metalcore where it attracts a certain kind of subculture that is often scolded by the metal community. This album from front to back was amazing. The production is not the best, but it's filled with great melancholic guitars that still sounds kinda black metal, but with a shoegaze twist.

I even saw them live months ago and they were a phenomenal live band. I remember that there was more hipsters than any show I've been to, but I actually did not care. By the time they played dream house I was having a blast with their performance. I don't care what people say about sunbather, this album is a 10 for me.
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