Metal Storm logo
Deafheaven - Infinite Granite



7.3 | 112 votes |
Release date: 20 August 2021
Style: Shoegaze

Owners:

34 have it
8 want it


01. Shellstar
02. In Blur
03. Great Mass Of Color
04. Neptune Raining Diamonds
05. Lament For Wasps
06. Villain
07. The Gnashing
08. Other Language
09. Mombasa

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.2
And just like that, the 'hipster black metal band' become merely the 'hipster band'.

Read more ››
published 22.08.2021 | Comments (10)

Found in 14 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 23   Visited by: 293 users
09.06.2021 - 21:29
Rating: 10
ickoriss

Gonna be my album of the year. No question.
Loading...
09.06.2021 - 21:32
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Kinda surprised not to see Black Brick making its way into this one.
----
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


2021 goodies
Loading...
10.06.2021 - 14:35
Rating: 5
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
Written by ickoriss on 09.06.2021 at 21:29

Gonna be my album of the year. No question.


I feel ya. However, it's definitely also going to be the worst album cover of the year. XD
----
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Loading...
10.06.2021 - 22:07
Rating: 10
ickoriss

Written by TheBigRossowski on 10.06.2021 at 14:35

Written by ickoriss on 09.06.2021 at 21:29

Gonna be my album of the year. No question.


I feel ya. However, it's definitely also going to be the worst album cover of the year. XD

Nah, I don't mind. Deafheaven have always loved goofy abstract shit. I thought the OCHL cover was bizarre at first too, but now I love it. I'm sure this one will grow on me the same way.
Loading...
10.06.2021 - 22:09
Rating: 10
ickoriss

Written by RaduP on 09.06.2021 at 21:32

Kinda surprised not to see Black Brick making its way into this one.

I believe they said it was an outtake from the OCHL sessions. And if the rest of the album follows the first single for this record, I doubt Black Brick would have fit in well here either. It's all good though. It's one of their best songs and I'm just glad it got released in the first place.
Loading...
15.06.2021 - 18:03
Rating: 5
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
The first single is out! It's good but ugh, different. Lots of strikes and gutters, man. We'll see how the album is!
----
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Loading...
20.08.2021 - 11:20
Rating: 6
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
As a fan of Deafheaven, this was a big letdown. It's not terrible, it definitely has some nice atmospheric guitars, and the structure is almost there, but it went too out there musically and the vocals really don't fit well. I will give them credit for trying to branch out and I appreciate that, but this is definitely the bands equivalent to "Shelter" by Alcest.
Loading...
20.08.2021 - 12:55
Rating: 9
Lou Rambler

It's okay for me, not a metal album but a great shoegaze one. I guess it had to happen sooner or later...
I think the vocals are excellent, though they have missed a good opportunity to combine clean and harsh vocals on a larger scale. It would have worked very well. Maybe next time.
Loading...
20.08.2021 - 19:15
Rating: 10
ickoriss

It was everything I wanted. Really proud of them for broadening their sound, but I loved how they went full traditional Deafheaven for the last half of Mombasa and closed out the record. I thought George's singing on this record was fantastic and the fact that he sparsely used his harsh vocals made them that much more powerful when he did. No complaints here.

Album of the year. 10/10
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 06:01
Rating: 9
Ryanm123

Emotional and fantastic musically. The emphasis on certain lyrics are purposeful. This is a work of art and your can hear the effort they put into it.
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 12:57
Rating: 5
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
Written by Ryanm123 on 23.08.2021 at 06:01

Emotional and fantastic musically. The emphasis on certain lyrics are purposeful. This is a work of art and your can hear the effort they put into it.


I definitely agree but it's not that full Deafheaven sound. For a shoegaze album, it's pretty good. For a Deafheaven album, it's pretty weak.

As for ickoriss, well, he's ugh, being a Fan-Dude, man. Definitely not album of the year - certainly not on *metal*storm.
----
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 13:31
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 12:57

Written by Ryanm123 on 23.08.2021 at 06:01

Emotional and fantastic musically. The emphasis on certain lyrics are purposeful. This is a work of art and your can hear the effort they put into it.


I definitely agree but it's not that full Deafheaven sound. For a shoegaze album, it's pretty good. For a Deafheaven album, it's pretty weak.

As for ickoriss, well, he's ugh, being a Fan-Dude, man. Definitely not album of the year - certainly not on *metal*storm.


So what you're saying is that the album is bad because it's not metal?
----
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


2021 goodies
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 16:58
Rating: 7
musclassia

Written by RaduP on 23.08.2021 at 13:31

So what you're saying is that the album is bad because it's not metal?


I'd say it's, not bad, but not great, because it's not metal in a not particularly interesting way. As the internet's busiest music nerd said, "it's crescendocore 101... it makes me feel like I'm sitting at the end of a third wave post-rock human centipede"; it's perfectly competent and pretty good in some places, but also quite unremarkable
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 17:38
Rating: 5
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
Written by RaduP on 23.08.2021 at 13:31

Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 12:57

Written by Ryanm123 on 23.08.2021 at 06:01

Emotional and fantastic musically. The emphasis on certain lyrics are purposeful. This is a work of art and your can hear the effort they put into it.


I definitely agree but it's not that full Deafheaven sound. For a shoegaze album, it's pretty good. For a Deafheaven album, it's pretty weak.

As for ickoriss, well, he's ugh, being a Fan-Dude, man. Definitely not album of the year - certainly not on *metal*storm.


So what you're saying is that the album is bad because it's not metal?


There is some irony in you quoting me quoting someone about how it's "fantastic musically" and then Cathy Newmaning me with me saying it's bad. That's not what I said, nor was it implied. I said for a shoegaze album it's pretty good - it doesn't necessarily stand out though. And for a Deafheaven album, it's weak - it doesn't have that sound that really makes it amazing.

Plenty of great albums which are not metal, sir... man.
----
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 17:57
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 17:38

There is some irony in you quoting me quoting someone about how it's "fantastic musically" and then Cathy Newmaning me with me saying it's bad. That's not what I said, nor was it implied. I said for a shoegaze album it's pretty good - it doesn't necessarily stand out though. And for a Deafheaven album, it's weak - it doesn't have that sound that really makes it amazing.

Plenty of great albums which are not metal, sir... man.

The irony is not lost on me, my dude

It's weird that you're saying that it's a good shoegaze album and a weak Deafheaven album. Is Deafheaven better than the entire shoegaze sound? If it's a "pretty good shoegaze album", why did you rate it a 5, which is a "not good" in our rating tags?

Hey, dont wanna give you a hard time about what you rate and what you think of it, I'm just messing around. It's not my fav Deafheaven either

I'd say most great albums are not metal
----
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


2021 goodies
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 18:34
Rating: 5
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
Written by RaduP on 23.08.2021 at 17:57

Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 17:38

There is some irony in you quoting me quoting someone about how it's "fantastic musically" and then Cathy Newmaning me with me saying it's bad. That's not what I said, nor was it implied. I said for a shoegaze album it's pretty good - it doesn't necessarily stand out though. And for a Deafheaven album, it's weak - it doesn't have that sound that really makes it amazing.

Plenty of great albums which are not metal, sir... man.

The irony is not lost on me, my dude

It's weird that you're saying that it's a good shoegaze album and a weak Deafheaven album. Is Deafheaven better than the entire shoegaze sound? If it's a "pretty good shoegaze album", why did you rate it a 5, which is a "not good" in our rating tags?

Hey, dont wanna give you a hard time about what you rate and what you think of it, I'm just messing around. It's not my fav Deafheaven either

I'd say most great albums are not metal


I gave it a five because I don't like the album as a Deafheaven piece. A bit more of the intensity and uniqueness that makes Deafheaven's sound would have been great.

Now I'm curious what live shows will be like...
----
That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 18:50
Rating: 5
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 18:34

Now I'm curious what live shows will be like...

Maybe the lead singer will maintain his head facing down and gaze at his shoes the whole time?
----
Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
Loading...
23.08.2021 - 22:44
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by TheBigRossowski on 23.08.2021 at 17:38
I said for a shoegaze album it's pretty good - it doesn't necessarily stand out though. And for a Deafheaven album, it's weak - it doesn't have that sound that really makes it amazing.

Written by RaduP on 23.08.2021 at 17:57

It's weird that you're saying that it's a good shoegaze album and a weak Deafheaven album. Is Deafheaven better than the entire shoegaze sound? If it's a "pretty good shoegaze album", why did you rate it a 5, which is a "not good" in our rating tags?


Nah, Radu. I think what the dude here is saying is the following: The album is good in itself. But what made Deafheaven stand out as a band is gone in this album. That is how I read it.
----
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
Loading...
27.08.2021 - 19:09
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
They worst and shitiest album, I call those suxer as someone called Waldo in one Video, Even it has soem 80's vibes, I prefer much more 80's gothic bands as Systers of mercy, Fields of Nefelim, Clan of Xomox , The Cure and such ones, much better, but well
----
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
Loading...
30.08.2021 - 16:52
Rating: 7
X-FrEaK

From the singles I was expecting AOTY material. Its not, its not a bad album of course, but its inferior to Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, which was a beast of an album. Dont care about the softer side at all (the singles were absolutely awesome), but the whole album lacks maybe some cohesion.
----
Loading...
31.08.2021 - 11:40
Rufus Valentine
Account deleted
Average even for a shoegaze album. If you want to listen to pure shoegaze check out bands like My Bloody Valentine and leave this well alone.
Loading...
04.10.2021 - 19:38
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Very much average album. There are very few moments here and there but nothing to remember.
----
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
Loading...
26.10.2021 - 15:01
Rating: 6
Charlotbk

I think they miss a good opportunity too put clean and harsh vocal it will be so good... like others said it like shelter by Alcest but for me Shelter is better.
Loading...

Hits total: 2702 | This month: 5