PUSHED DOWN. PRESSED INTO SHAPE BENEATH ME. DRIVE AROUND, FASTER THAN YOU THOUGHT I WOULD. HOLD YOU DOWN. HARDER THAN YOU DREAMED I COULD. WHEN I DIE, SO WILL YOU. YOUR BODY WILL FAIL. YOUR HEART WILL SLOW. I ALWAYS WANTED TO FEEL IF I COULD FEEL YOUR BREATH THROUGH THE COLD STEEL OF MY FAVORITE KNIFE. LEATHER CHAIN. YOUR FAVORITE PAIN. WHAT MORE COULD ANY GOOD GIRL WANT? WHAT MORE COULD ANY MAN HAVE TO GIVE? WATCH FIRE IN THE FALL. BURN THROUGH MILES OF SNOW. DEAD DIAMOND LIPS. ROSE GOLD HIPS. TONGUE OF ANGEL. MOUTH OF WONDER.
This little black 'n' roll release does wonders on just four songs. It strongly reminds me of the underground heavy metal stuff that was passed around in the late 80's, but with a light black metal flavour. The guitars are the main attraction here, especially the leads do a great job of conjuring sort of a hypnotic atmosphere. That fade out to the ambient note in Begging To Be Adored only to come back with full force is just awesome.
I don't mean to be a "first albums only" elitist or anything of the sort since I didn't even discover these guys til maybe a year and change ago, but truth be told- the demo tracks are my favorites despite Deafheaven's undeniable growth and evolution into a broader sort of awesome. satangutsandchristcorpsepaint