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New Bermuda


New Bermuda

Third album of shoegazing black metal from the San Fransisco outfit, the follow-up to 2013's Sunbather

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Shows a genuine and fascinating maturation in a band that deserves to remain in the spotlight for all the right reasons
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    New Bermuda doesn’t break down the walls of metal, instead it expands its confines, allowing Deafheaven to include subgenres that rarely mix while injecting more outside references
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  3. 9.0 |   Pitchfork

    Deafheaven unabashedly treat the roar of electric guitars as a holy experience
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  4. 9.0 |   Spin

    Stop sitting on the fence — you like metal, and Bermuda is ace metal
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  5. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    The album starts at a breakneck speed before ever so slowly sinking into the depths of its shoegaze elements, owing much to the diverse musicianship of guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra
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  6. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    In general, the musicianship on New Bermuda is so far ahead of what the band has shown to date that it threatens to retrospectively make the achievements of Road to Judah and Sunbather obsolete
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  7. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Not necessarily better than Sunbather but one that could end up being more important or influential
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  8. 8.5 |   Beardfood

    Where Sunbather thrilled in its massive contrasts between loud and quiet, Bermuda also turns its eye to the middle-ground
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  9. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Post-rock + Black metal proves to be another winning formula
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    Deafheaven have managed to craft a lengthy, complex offering that could be considered the antithesis of their lauded second album, but also proves to their doubters that they're here to stay
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    New Bermuda finds Deafheaven continuing to effortlessly traverse genre borders and create transcendent music
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  12. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A rather stupendous record from a band who may, now if not before, be on the verge of genuine greatness
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  13. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The band again showcase their mastery of blurring the lines between darkness and the light
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  14. 8.0 |   Crack

    Where Deafheaven will go from here is, genuinely, anyone’s guess
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  15. 8.0 |   The Music

    Relish New Bermuda while you can because a band this adventurous won't stay here long
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  16. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An album that blows Sunbather out of the water
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  17. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A band moving beyond one simple characterisation
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  18. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    New Bermuda's few epiphanies are surrounded by waters too rough for most listeners
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  19. 6.0 |   DIY

    With ‘New Bermuda’, the Californians prove to be no less brave and daring
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  20. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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