Originally Posted by InFlamesOfBirchmen
At the risk of more Rugrats memes, can anyone offer a legitimate reason for their Deafheaven hate? I get it, their fan base consists of hispters and they like rap. But none of that is constructive or logical in the least. It's cool if it isn't your thing; but I'm curious to get an actual music-based argument.
I like both black metal and shoegaze, but I don't think they meld together nicely. Shoegaze is an upbeat and artistic style of music while black metal is abrasive and dark. I want to listen to one or the other, not both. I suppose many people are drawn to the contrast of the two styles, but it sounds awkward to me. The vocals and blast beats don't fit with the atmosphere they create with the riffs and production style.