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17 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Alcest

Amesoeurs

White Ward

Caina

Mol

Altar of plagues

Underdark

...and even though I'd rather wear underwear made out of steel wool - Deafheaven

I know of Alcest and Amesoeurs. Haven't listened to a lot of their discographies yet. And literally the only song I've heard from Deafheaven was Sunbather, honestly not really my cup of tea either. I'll give these other bands a listen. 

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13 minutes ago, Dopeth said:

I know of Alcest and Amesoeurs. Haven't listened to a lot of their discographies yet

Amesoeurs was basically a one and done, but they essentially kicked off the whole post-black metal scene. Alcest is kind of the continuation of the direction Amesoeurs was going by a couple of their members, primarily Neige. He was also a member of Lantlos at one point, as well as Old Silver Key, who I forgot to mention above.

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On 11/1/2022 at 1:41 PM, SurgicalBrute said:

Underdark

...and even though I'd rather wear underwear made out of steel wool - Deafheaven

This juxtaposition made me smile -  steel wool underdaks!

42 minutes ago, Parker said:

Why does Deafhheaven get so much hate?

Old Thatguy says  'because they suck'. New age Thatguy says they used to be hated because they sounded like BM but didn't look the part. Now they are hated because their most recent album was just bad and not metal at all.

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10 minutes ago, Parker said:

I don't know much about this. Why does Deafhheaven get so much hate?

If you're asking me personally...I'd say it's because they're seen as indie-rock hipsters who blew up primarily because a bunch of indie-rock music snobs, who most likely wouldn't have been caught dead listening to any kind of black metal beforehand, labeled them as being some kind of new and innovative take on the genre, while respected bands that had been doing something similar for longer, and were seen as doing it better, got ignored.

TL/DR: Black metal fans don't like when perceived outsiders stick their nose into "their" genre

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10 hours ago, Parker said:

I don't know much about this. Why does Deafhheaven get so much hate?

What Surge said, but without the steel wool underdaks, because I liked them myself - even more so because the true and grim hated them. But as @Thatguy says, the latest album does suck. Not in the sense that it is terrible music....it is just nothing. It literally elicits no emotional reaction at all. I am listening to it right now to try and recapture its unmemorableness. Rarely has a band fallen so far in my book. 

Which I guess must mean the necro lords were right to hate them from the beginning. But it doesn't change that they did three good albums before collapsing in a heap of hipster mediocrity. 

I think, delving into my psyche, the reason I liked them is that the music reminded me of going to see an indie band at university, which were a dime-a-dozen, but it suddenly ripping into a blast beat, tremolo picking and screaming vocals....which is what I so often wished would happen at all those shitty gigs. 

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I enjoy Deafheaven. fwiw, they haven't claimed to be a BM band since their first two albums and the last one was simply a post rock album. Agalloch have post metal elements in their music. They don't often get called post black but on a purely technical level, I'd throw them in. Also Wolves in the Throne Room.

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