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EDITORS’ NOTES

The word tends to get abused, but the California metal innovators’ fourth album exists largely to make sure “epic” won’t lose its proper meaning—and not just because four of the seven tracks clock in at over 10 minutes, although that doesn’t hurt. It’s the familiar squall of guitars, rapid-fire drums, and George Clarke’s curdled screaming, combined with more mannered flourishes like piano, spoken word, and Chelsea Wolfe’s guest vocals (“Night People”) that feels huge and relentless and wholly unique, surpassing the scope of even 2013’s instant classic Sunbather.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The word tends to get abused, but the California metal innovators’ fourth album exists largely to make sure “epic” won’t lose its proper meaning—and not just because four of the seven tracks clock in at over 10 minutes, although that doesn’t hurt. It’s the familiar squall of guitars, rapid-fire drums, and George Clarke’s curdled screaming, combined with more mannered flourishes like piano, spoken word, and Chelsea Wolfe’s guest vocals (“Night People”) that feels huge and relentless and wholly unique, surpassing the scope of even 2013’s instant classic Sunbather.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

systematicreasoning ,

In Love.

This band is the most emotionally electrifying I’ve encountered and this album is a culmination of their work. Deafheaven tours hard and I’m incredibly grateful for their labor of love, it’s certainly enriched my life. Many thanks.

ZaoFan ,

Never disappointed

If this whole album sounds like honeycomb!! It is no doubt going to be a crusher.. Did not think sunbather could be outdone. Then they released New Bermuda which had my head spinning!!! These guys are totally misunderstood, their talent is beyond reproach.. Just can’t say enough about the vibe and energy the collaborations put forth... See you in Orlando on the 17th of July!!!!

Briantrich ,

Out of this world

I'm a huge fan of Sunbather and New Bremuda, so I had pretty high opens for OCHL. It did not disappoint.

With the pre-release of Honeycomb and Canary Yellow, we got a pretty clear picture that OCHL was going to be in the vein of their best songs from the past. Oceans of atmosphere, emotion, and raw energy cascading over you as you crash and lull through the scathing highs and dreamy lows, feeling perpetually suspended in what feels like emotional trauma, unable to find resolution but somehow finding comfort in the ride.

This album is simply outstanding.

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