Sunbather is the second studio album by the American metal band Deafheaven. After the release of their debut record Roads to Judah, the then two piece group consisting of George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began work on Sunbather under the label Deathwish and recorded in several days in January 2013. The recording process brought a third member into the fold with drummer Dan Tracy who would go on to become a permanent fixture of the band.
Deafheaven's second album is an epic mix of intense black metal and chiming post-rock, the sort of sound that inspires the wide-screen feelings people look for in Sigur Rós, Mogwai, or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. But that gorgeous 12-minute set-piece established the template and scope for the band's excellent sophomore album, Sunbather, a record that finds Deafheaven living up to and then surpassing expectations. Basically, they've learned how to take the sounds they've dreamed up out of their heads so we can hear them, too. If you go back and listen to Roads, you'll find the elements that appear on Sunbather with 10 times the intensity.
Produced by Deafheaven & Jack Shirley. I held my breath and drove through a maze of wealthy homes And I watched how green the trees were And I watched how green the trees were And I watched the steep walkways and the white fences. I gripped the wheel I gripped the wheel I gripped the wheel I gripped the wheel.
Band Name Deafheaven. Album Name Sunbather. Дата релиза 11 Июнь 2013. Yet whilst Deafheaven are no doubt capable of creating long, beautiful and emotional post rock inspired pieces, I hardly see them making a serious mark in the black metal scene. Simply for the fact that they are not a black metal band, I hate to break it to their supports but nothing about Sunbather has much to do with what black metal is typically associated with. Instead, Sunbather seems to focus on a similar wavelength to Envy’s Insomniac Doze rather than anything black metal related.
Deafheaven handle their philosophy well through the lyrical content of Sunbather. However, it is the music itself that indeed carries the theme, being far more verbose than any lyrics could ever be. Even when dealing with life’s maladies, the duo finds places for profound beauty and warmth. Sunbather truly is an album that needs to be experienced from start to finish-all or nothing, one might say. Such a sentiment has been said ad nauseum, but here it pertinent in enjoying the record to its full extent. As a unified work, the album can be appreciated for how well it all comes together as one package.
Listen free to Deafheaven – Sunbather (Dream House, Irresistible and more). Sunbather is the second studio album by the American post-black metal band Deafheaven. The Jack Shirley-produced album was released on June 11, 2013 through Deathwish Inc. Sunbather was recorded in January 2013. The cover artwork for Sunbather was designed by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amoré who also designed the band's 2011 debut album Roads to Judah. The pink and orange colors on the cover are meant to resemble the color seen on the inside of one's eyelids when laying in the sun.