Black Metal 2

Dean Blunt - Black Metal 2
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #96 / 335
User Score
Based on 161 ratings
2021 Ratings: #100
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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.

Jamobo
80
A new champion for modern malaise

Dean Blunt is currently most well known for his work as part of the duo Hype Williams and, more recently, the side project Blue Iverson. But in 2014 Blunt released one of the most interesting and genre-subversive pieces of his career with Black Metal. A 50+ minute ramble through Jangle Pop, Post-Punk, Indie Folk, Drone, Dub, Experimental Hip Hop and many others all smushed together into the loose collage terms of Art Pop and Hypnagogic Pop.

In the 7 years ... 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
DCCXX
55
Following up such a revolutionary album is hard. Black Metal, while definitely the most popular Dean Blunt release, deserves all the accolades it has received. Dean's twisted, amateurish approach to hypnagogic pop, R&B, hip-hop and singer-songwriter balladry is nothing short of hypnotic, abrasive and often confusing, but at its core, is incredibly gratifying and nuanced, rewarding with its endless obtuseness. Since 2014, Dean has been nothing short of prolific, releasing multiple projects ... read more
Slush_Puppy
70
I like this more than the first one 🤭
Schmedess
72
Hes sounding like Dean Blunt and thats eexaactly what I wanted
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Track List

  1. VIGIL
  2. MUGU
  3. DASH SNOW
  4. SKETAMINE
  5. SEMTEX
  6. LA RAZA
  7. NIL BY MOUTH
  8. ZaZa
  9. WOOSAH
  10. the rot
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Added on: June 8, 2021