Saturday, February 11, 2012
CD Review: Metal Blade Records Releases New Albums On Valentine's Day
The introduction of the opening song, “Astaroth” perfectly lays out what to expect from this band. The constant drum beat and buzzing guitars (that never solo) become the very definition of doom metal. Songs like the 10-plus minute “Misery Wizard” just seems to go on and on with very little vocals or indication that the music is not stuck on repeat. The song “Quest” is centered on a consistent bass line that just gives enough life to the song, while the 11-minute epic “Masters of the Sky” tries to give the listener more vocals and a broader mix of sound. The album ends with the 13-minute “Forsaken Man” which follows along the same lines as the rest of the album, with its dark overtones and deep, heavy sounds.
Pilgrim has a string of dates at the beginning of March. For more information on this doom metal band, check out their website metalblade.com/pilgrim.
The band’s powerful, neck-breaking sound is heard right from the opening track, “Collapse In Eternal Worth.” The chaotic grace of “When Steel Meets Bone” and “In Deathless Tradition” is led by the dark, evil sounding vocals of singer Louis B. Falgoust II. The song “Embodiment Of This Bitter Chaos” is the pinnacle of this album with its thrash metal sound. The occult is the main focus of most of the songs on this album, especially “Beyond the Spell of Discontent” and “Death to the Architects of Heaven.” The album closes with even greater neck-breaking speed, as the song “My Name Is Frightful Among The Believers” ends the album on a high note.
Goatwhore have a long list of live shows that run until mid-March. Check out goatwhore.net for a complete list of tour dates, as well as information on the new album.
Posted by JP's Music Blog