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You are watching: Goatwhore funeral dirge for the rotting sun

TypeReleasedRecordedRYM RatingRanked category
ArtistGoatwhore
Album
26 august 2003
October 2002
3.17 / 5.00.5 from 202 ratings
#1,228 for 2003

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Doesnt yes, really sound as heavy as i was expecting. The vocals space pretty bad, lock sound forced. The drumming is quite average and also so space the guitars. The song have some great melodies in them, and overal this is definitly an enjoyable album.
Noktorn jan 20 2010 4.50 stars


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Goatwhore's an initial album to be fantastic, and also this as well is fantastic, though of a somewhat various sound. While the general aspects are tho in place from 'The Eclipse Of periods Into Black', Goatwhore appears to have actually taken it up a notch ~ above this release through a higher level the technicality and also brutality in certain areas, v the in its entirety package feeling much more extreme 보다 the previous album. Fortunately, nothing has been sacrificed in the departments of setting or songwriting, therefore I'm happy to say the this is simply as an excellent as the band's debut.The in its entirety tempo of this release seems higher; there's many of blasting and uptempo thrashing to walk around. Happily the midpaced sections Goatwhore is famed for stay intact, as perform the riffing sensibilities the the band. As catchy, dark, and atmospheric as ever, lock vary in between death steel tremolo, rhythmic Celtic Frost chugs, and also strangely uplifting, melodic strumming in the 'Satan's lastly marching on heaven' format we know and also love. The production has end up being less sludgy and much more immediate, and the rather overly sharp drums have actually been encountered by sharpening increase the guitar tone. Vocals room still a roar black steel rasp, yet now a higher presence the declarative, half-spoken clean vocals is employed, in reality working very well in the direction of the epic structuring the the release.Much favor Goatwhore's an initial album, the names of the game are songwriting and also consistency. Goatwhore is no a band afraid to experiment with nontraditional elements when necessary, however they never autumn into the trap the is gimmick and also novelty. Every monitor on this album has actually its place, indigenous the most basic Hellhammer and Darkthrone worship to the most facility and multifaceted progressive-leaning composition. It's unapologetically metal without upholding any type of stereotypes around how the genre need to be, and also can be listened to as drinking music simply as lot as a scholarly and also intelligent composition.I think that's what provides Goatwhore therefore great: it's totally natural music, together though the members had never heard the metal and also its rules and simply come up with this material on your own. There's no pandering to any audiences. They're a band that is unafraid to be what lock are, but don't view that self-reliance as a authorize to try any less. Every moment of this album has clearly been closely composed because that maximum effectiveness in interacting pure darkness and misanthropy, and also each minute succeeds both top top its very own terms and in the scope of the album itself. Goatwhore understands the there is a place in metal that isn't a middle ground, isn't a compromise, yet is one intelligent yet grounded place to be. It's no beer'n'tits Pantera and Cannibal Corpse worship, it's no overtly pretentious Dream theater fellatio. It is metal, and also it's one of the best examples of what the genre can be when the 'scene' is taken out of the equation.A great album indigenous a great band. To buy it.