Deafheaven : Sunbather
There has been a fair amount of churlish decrying of Sunbather. Whether or not black metal should be composed used in major keys or have positive themes is irrelevant however. Sunbather is black metal with a high gloss sheen to it, a reflection in the sun to Altar of Plagues’ drenched take on the same genre. It’s beautifully pitched too. If Opeth sized up to Emperor, interspersing lengthy tracks with shorter, light intermissions, you’d get somewhere near Deafheaven.