Black Metal 2

Dean Blunt - Black Metal 2
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #174 / 753
Year End Rank: #49
User Score
Based on 680 ratings
2021 Rank: #203
Liked by 75 people
June 11, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Pitchfork

The sequel to 2014’s beloved Black Metal is a brief but thrilling project from the mercurial artist, featuring the most approachable music of his career.

80
PopMatters

Slight but rich in tonal complexities, Dean Blunt’s Black Metal 2 is another musical puzzle box from the enigmatic London musician.

79
Beats Per Minute

One often loses a sense of location and chronological time, transported into a sublime realm, Blunt reveling in understated craft, melancholic freedom, and undiluted authenticity.

70
The Needle Drop

Sonically, Black Metal 2 tends to revisit its predecessor's A-side, with even darker and terser results.

TurbulenceSSB
90

Dark, terse, and ever so distraught, BLACK METAL 2 is an absolutely beautiful follow up to Dean's magnum opus, BLACK METAL.

BLACK METAL 2 is the second record in the BLACK METAL series by esoteric art pop phenomenon Dean Blunt. Following many many other projects post BLACK METAL 1 that all lean into Dean's off kilter approaches to art pop (or his even weirder approach to hip hop on the Babyfather records), Blunt returns with a short, yet demanding and beautiful follow up to his 2014 ... read more

AndreVital
93

Dean Blunt has decided to bless our ears once more with the sequel to his critically-acclaimed nocturnal masterpiece "BLACK METAL". Seven years later, Dean has landed on a pristine new sound focused on the allure of the guitar.

Look, I love Dean Blunt. He's one of my favorite artists of all time. That's just a fact. His nonchalant delivery mixed with odd minimalist experimentation and some really esoteric commentary makes for a unique niche. Currently, Dean Blunt is my second ... read more

Host
85

Take the og black metal and make it twice as hazy, and you get a pretty good description of the record.

peacefulboy1994
80

rather pretty sounding

amaramarara
76

good, i get turned off by too much cussing sometimes, though
i love his voice
my top 3
1. the rot
2. VIGIL
3. LA RAZA
playlist gains: yes

sebikcek12
94

horray!

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Track List

1VIGIL
2:30
84
2MUGU
1:39
83
3DASH SNOW
2:00
83
4SKETAMINE
2:32
87
5SEMTEX
1:27
77
6LA RAZA
1:44
80
7NIL BY MOUTH
2:40
89
8ZaZa
2:06
86
9WOOSAH
3:02
85
10the rot
3:43
95
Total Length: 23 minutes
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Added on: June 8, 2021