Deafheaven – “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” Double LP
Their fourth album, recorded live to tape in 2018. An instantly recognisable style all of their own: a collision of beauty and despair that combines black metal’s sonic rage with Envy’s screamo soundscapes, and a little of the post-rock emo of Pianos Become The Teeth (and I swear, at least one member must be a Jawbreaker fan). If I’m honest, I look forward to the day when the vocalist drops the black metal style, and belts out some emo-rock tunes. That would be fabulous.