It doesn't matter if "black metal" isn't your jam. San Francisco's Deafheaven brings something to the table that most rock fans can appreciate, even if they aren't going to get obsessed with the band's excellent album Sunbather
. Lead screamer George Clarke lays down his aggressive, unforgiving vocals over explosive prog-rock jams, and the record flows rather melodiously and artfully. Hear it reproduced live tonight at the Granada.