So unfortunately I’ve realized that Deafheaven-type vocals are responsible for the hearing issues I’ve had this past year. I’ve been working through recommendations very slowly from last year, but I can never get too far before needing to take a several day break from music in general.
I’m curious if anyone has any recommendations along the lines of Holy Fawn’s Death Spells (or even Alcest, for some reason Neige’s voice doesn’t cause this problem at all). Lately it’s been shooting up my decade rankings and might have even entered the top 10. Something massive and cohesive and loud and melodic, but without harsh vocals.
Wish there was more music like this, what a chorus.
Is it just the high pitched shrieking that gives you problems? Because there’s plenty of black metal with lower frequency vocals, such as Saor, Kaleikr, Mephorash or Andavald (all in my end of year list).
Or there’s the Latitudes album from last year, melodic post metal with no harsh vocals at all I don’t think.
I haven’t completely figured that out yet. But on first listen Latitudes sounds promising, thanks!
I’ve really been wanting to get into this one since you guys recommended it last time, but so far it’s been leaving my ears ringing. Which is a shame because it’s definitely promising - I already love that outro in Horizon, and the album’s first big blast is miserable in a good way.
Thanks for the recommendations everyone, I’ll hopefully get around to all of these a bit faster this time.
Played with Bismuth and Body Void last night and both were unsurprisingly devastating. So heavy.
Would recommend any bristol people get down tonight and london folk tomorrow to see them both. Superb. Crushing sludgy doom. (this bismuth lp is a monster also…)