Review: Deafheaven’s New Bermuda is pummeling and somehow sweet

One of the goofier conventions of metal (and especially black metal) is how bad the singing is. For every full-voiced Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) or Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio), there are something like 40 Cookie Monster-sounding twerps. The thing about black metal is that either you're going to be cool with, you know, a bunch of lyrics about Satan and shriek-y vocals, or you're going to laugh your head off and go back to Fetty Wap or Carly Rae Jepsen.

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