The two prominent black metal albums released recently by American bands Deafheaven and Skeletonwitch highlight how much the genre has moved from its dark European roots.
Deafheaven, already one of metal's most divisive bands for straying away from the genre's ideologies and aesthetics, hunker down on their "blackgaze" sound in their fourth LP, a blend of black metal's heavy screechiness and the lush, expansive soundscape of shoegaze and post-rock.
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