This is truly something special. I started with New Bermuda (which I also love equally) but this is a very different record. Whereas New Bermuda is rawer in parts, and has the black metal influences and shoe gaze / drone influences split out across the songs as almost separate entities in most cases, Sunbather is a real blend of the two influences together. Similar in vein to Alcest at times.
I love all forms of metal, rock and post rock/ shoe gaze and could not care less what bands look like / dress like / sing or scream about. This band really divide people, but for me, the music is incredible at times and I cannot get enough of it.
One of my favourite albums ever. Every song is a gem that takes you from one emotion to another. Love the way the guitars sound and who doesn't like death metal vocals. (Well most people) but if you do what's not to like. Glorious.
I bought this album as the result of pure serendipity. This album was recommended in some music press as one of, if not the, best album of 2013. A controversial and audacious statement so I had to investigate. Perfect combination of death metal and the indie shoe gaze tunes of the early 90s. Despite this combination this album can be very extreme.
I pleased to say that a few mates who dislike my tastes in music have falling in love with this album. Time to open up more ears to death metal.
I was pointed in the direction of this band by a friend a month or so ago. After listening to a couple of tracks online, I bought for the album. It has quickly become one of my favourites of this year; it's heavy and brutal in places and ambient in others without sounding forced which is something of an achievement.
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Wow!! This is one hell of an album. Mixing black metal with shoe gaze, it captivates from start to finish. Be warned though, it's not for everyone. Fans of Volbeat will struggle with the sheer heaviness and lack of lame choruses.
If you're fan of Black Metal or Post-Rock and love just being taken on a wonderful journey through time, space and rock. You will love this. If Pink Floyd was satanic, If Heaven came crashing down to earth. I'm glad I have ears. Just go buy it already. -Calscape