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3 hours ago, Derek™ said:

Nope false alarm, that's just George playing Battleship on a really old computer.  20:19 is military time for when the photo was taken.  Nothing to see here.

Yea, but did you see their Instagram stories? There were headphones, and I think some microphones in the background too. I cant believe Deafheaven is quitting music to do ASMR now.

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Hardly.  I mean, it’s a monster of a track.  Undeniably more metal than anything off OCHL.  If we’re measuring in riff prowess, then yeah, undeniably.  I just don’t think it plays to their strongest suits as a band though and there’s no place on the album this would’ve remotely worked.

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16 minutes ago, Kanellos said:

I don't know about you guys, but I found this to be insanely good--more so than anything on OCHL. I think it plays more into the New Bermuda vibes which I personally find more enjoyable. 

I guess it comes down to what you hope to hear from the band or “why” you listen to them.  100% agreed that it reflects New Bermuda more than anything else in their discography.  There is no right or wrong answer at the end of the day; if you live for the thrash riffs and chugging, I think this b-side will definitely cater to your tastes more than the majority of their discography, to be honest.  I find that their dynamic, sprawling tracks are their best ones but that’s all subjective, right?

 

I have a buddy who’s seeing them tomorrow and I imagine this song would be pretty insane in a live environment.

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I'll have to listen again, but the song didn't do much for me.  It was basically them trying to write a thrash song, and then it became a black metal song.  It seemed unfocused, and one of the riffs is a recycling of Brought To The Water. 

Just like everything they've done, it isn't bad by any means.  I just prefer the rest of OCHL without question.  If they had put SOME kind of melodic lead in there somewhere, I would have loved this more.  Riffs just don't do it for me these days. 

 

If you hate OCHL and love New Bermuda, you're going to love this song though. 

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14 minutes ago, Derek™ said:

I have a buddy who’s seeing them tomorrow and I imagine this song would be pretty insane in a live environment.

Keep us posted if they play it, I'm seeing them in April and I'll be a bit upset if they take time away from Glint or Worthless Animal to play this one.  I'd even take New Bermuda tracks over it. 

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Can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I think Gumbo’s post is on point and I’m inclined to agree.  I would totally take a traditional 20 minute EP of this material though.  It would be a fun addition to keep in rotation within their discography.

 

I’ll get a setlist for that show tomorrow and post it.  I’m curious to see what sort of mix they’ll be playing.

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