Sunday, January 15, 2012
Weregoat - Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity
Into Blasphemy, Archgoat, Sadistik Exekution and early Sarcofago? Into bands that worship these bands? Well, Portland’s Weregoat should be right up your alley. These guys are a 3-piece featuring members of Ritual Necromancy, Lord Gore, Aldebaran, The Howling Wind and Splatterhouse, to name a few. In this project they play straight up bestial black/death metal centered around themes of sex, demons, lycanthropy and violence… all the finer things in life!
The production is actually very clear for this type of release, which was unexpected but not unwelcome. The instrumental tones are similar to that of other likeminded bands in the genre (Proclamation is probably the best reference point to picture in your mind). The songs range between all out blasphemous mayhem and doomy dirges, creating plenty of dark and evil atmosphere, like being stalked by a weregoat on your way home from the pub in the early hours of the morning.
There’s not too much else I can say about “Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity”. It’s war metal, so it is what it is, and you’re either going to love it or hate it. Personally, I love it.