Black Metal is Dean Blunt's first album for Rough Trade and it's got stone cold classic written all over it. Seemingly impossible to pin down he takes a swerve once again and delivers his most beautiful piece of work yet. Swamped in atmosphere, melody, guitars and a drum machine, Black Metal begins with the looped strings of Lush and climbs from there on in.
It's got traces of Lee Hazelwood and even Scott Walker yet Mr Blunt still maintains his trademark brand of song writing. A unique talent and an album of 2014 with ease.
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