Bestial black metal heathens Goatblood are back with a brand new blasphemous record titled Veneration of Armageddon. This new offering is eighteen songs long and roughly forty minutes of nothing but soul shredding and flesh ripping black metal. Veneration of Armageddon is a maelstrom of metal that attacks from all sides and provides you with whiplash inducing metal that gets you to headbang until you sever your spine. This new release is gritty, grimy and disgusting and it revels in filth and bathes in the souls of the damned. After you are done listening to this album you feel as though you need to shower so you wash all of the filth off.
After a two minute intro titled Joseph’s Brain Goatblood shoves you off of a cliff and straight into the bowels of hell where this record will serve as your theme song to your decent. Veneration of Armageddon is compiled of songs with shorter run times, so each song on this record is like a blitzkrieg and before you know it the record is over and you’re pressing play again. Whether you like it or want it or not, Goatblood stomps these songs straight into your brain and sooner or later you will have memorized every part to this record.
Goatblood traps you with a wall of blackened noise that seeps out of your speakers as soon as you press play. One song after another steamrolls right out of your speakers and right over top of you burying you in a shallow grave. These songs are sharp, well executed and will and do aim for the jugular every chance that they get. Veneration of Armageddon is a violent, twisting, blasphemous and altogether sinister that gets you headbanging with the utmost intensity.
Each gnarled sound that comes through your speakers is courtesy of venomous and grimy riffs, buzzing and stomach churning bass lines, tumultuous drumming and demonic and throat shredding vocals. Each element that Goatblood implements into their sound works well together to create a bombastic and flesh tearing sound. Veneration of Armageddon is a raw and barbaric record that revels in filth and enjoys the sight of blood shed. After one listen you end mutilated and bloodied but you can’t help but to crank this full blast and summon the Dark Lord himself.
Overall, this record is a heavy and savage one that steamrolls anything that gets in its way. Veneration of Armageddon is a raw, barbaric and blood thirsty release that provides you with one hell of a listen.
Veneration of Armageddon will be out tomorrow October 24, 2016 off of Dunkelheit Produktionen.