Product Code: RTRADLP725
Artist: Dean Blunt
Origin: UK
Label: Rough Trade (2014)
Format: 2 X LP
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Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Electronic , Pop N

Black Metal

Brand new sealed 180 gram double album.

Black Metal is an album by Dean Blunt, released on Rough Trade Records in November 2014.[12] The album features vocals from Blunt and frequent collaborator Joanne Robertson.[13]

Musically, Black Metal features more traditional pop song structures than Blunt's previous work, but is diverse in instrumentation and genre. The album includes elements of indie pop, folk pop, Americana, dub, ambient, grime, drone,[1] and dancehall.[10] Critics have also noted the prose of Blunt's lyrics as being similar to contemporary hip hop lyrics, which often reflect that of dark subjects like cheating and alcoholism.[3]

Blunt has stated that the album was inspired by what he sees as black artistic liberation away from the appropriation of 'existing/old white images' (a la names like Black Elvis, Black Cobain) toward 'something that is undefined and is new'.[13][14][15]