someone: “deafheaven plays black metal”
"ideologically speaking though they aren’t, and honestly its pretty much impossible for any american musician to create proper black metal considering so much of the sound and context of the genre goes back to religious suppression and westernization of eastern europe, as well as being an expressionist reaction to the death metal scene at the time"
That’s why when I explain deafheaven to people I say it’s mostly black metal with a touch of doom.
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