Photo: George Clarke

Deafheaven reflect life’s energy on the resplendent “Great Mass of Color”, announce new album

Post-metal behemoths Deafheaven have announced their fifth studio album: it’s called Infinite Granite and comes out on August 20 through Sargent House. Regular producer Jack Shirley took up engineering duties, while production was taken over by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Wolf Alice, Paramore, Metric).

The first dose of what’s to come is lead single “Great Mass Of Color”, which will shock and maybe even dismay long-time fans with the cleanliness of its sound. Quicksilver guitars from a top 40 rock song underpin George Clarke’s singing – you can make out every word as he reflects on the “Great mass of color / flooding in my bed” during the chorus – yes, a genuine singalong chorus. Deafheaven are still the same beast though, and particularly in the rhythm section you can still sense the power and precision of their monolithic sound. This starts to come more into the picture as “Great Mass Of Color” glides first into one of their trademark gliding-through-moonlight passages, and then during the furious final moments, where we get to hear George’s beloved growl as the band kicks on the thrusters.

Listen to “Great Mass Of Color” below or on your preferred streaming platform.

Deafheaven’s new album Infinite Granite comes out on August 20 through Sargent House (pre-order/save). You can find them on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.