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Goatwhore – Carving out the Eyes of God Reviews

Carving out the Eyes of God

2009 from the Black Metal band. Upon the release of A Haunting Curse, Goatwhore’s 2006 Metal Blade Records debut, the Metal world was introduced to a new evil partnership between the Gods of Rock and the Overlords of Metal. Their pedigree undeniable, Goatwhore embarked on a massive mission of destruction that did not stop until they had played every Metal stage in the U.S. and Canada, large and small. Accolades from magazines, Metal sites, their peers and, most importantly, the f (more…)

5 responses to “Goatwhore – Carving out the Eyes of God Reviews”

  1. Osmond says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The RIFFS, you gotta be kidding.
    The other review are right on. But these riffs are some of the most brutal I have ever heard. 20 years of listening to metal, that’s saying something.

  2. Wilmet says:

    Some thrashy black metal that picks up where “Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult” left. Not all monotonous blast beats (but the blasts, which are well suited here). Ben puts it in a perfectly in a recent interview, “We call it black n 'Roll. When the Rock and Roll and with black metal. It is the way AC / DC actually the devil on the highway to hell “.

  3. Macha says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    …when you,ve got Satan?
    As a fan of Goatwhore since the beginning I’ve always loved the sheer brutality and raw Venom-eske black metal sound.

  4. Heller says:

    “carving out the eyes of God” is the follow-up of their stellar 2006 Release “A Haunting Curse”. This album picks up where the previous album, Goatwhore continue the long tradition of combining several musical styles, their own unique sound. If you are a fan of Goatwhore, you can use them immediately, even if you have not heard a certain way.
      Goatwhore the sound is quite difficult in a category, so I will not even try. I will say that there is a lot of Thrash, Grindcore, Death Metal and Black Metal in the sound. The black metal influence is mainly in the texts because it is not a lot of tremolo picking and blast beats. It should also be noted that there are no synthesizers, as in the symphonic Black Metal.
      The album was recorded by Erik Rutan, guitarist / vocalist of Hate Eternal and former member of Morbid Angel, who has tons of bands, especially the albums Cannibal Corpse Kill Pest and evisceration. Erik Rutan is, rightly, in the strong demand, such as the Go-To Manufacturer for heavy bands and his work on this album proves that he should be.
      I would say that the major influence on the sound of this album is, Celtic Frost, as the slower tempo riffs sound very similar to the old style of Celtic Frost. Guitarist Sammy Duet, from the legendary New Orleans band Acid Bath, has stated that he is a big fan of Celtic Frost and the influence is shown here, as in previous albums Goatwhore. In addition to the old Celtic Frost riffs, there is a dose of black metal-style tremolo picking, but it is not exaggerated. I am glad that this is the case, as too many blast beats and tremolo riffs are not to my taste.
      The singer, Ben Falgoust (also the singer for Soilent Green), has his usual excellent job delivers his anti-Christian texts, which, as always, a step above the average. Lyrical, Goatwhore is anti-Christian/Satanic, but that does not mean that the lyrics are stupid, stupid, or reactionary, as is too often the case with texts anti-Christian/Satanic. Ben Falgoust has a way with words and does what he does, in my opinion, better than any other style of writing his lyrics.
      The bass and drums are very solid and hold the whole package together. The drum is, thankfully, restrained in most respects, and this helps the music have more power. Sometimes less notes more and the guys seem to understand this.
      Conclusion: Highly recommended for everyone who likes Thrash, Grindcore, Death Metal, or non-symphonic Black Metal (early Bathory, Venom).
      9.5/10

  5. Kai says:

    I recently saw goatwhore open for Amon Amarth
      (i love Amon Amarth)
      but if goatwhore broke with the lyrical
      “Who needs a God …”
      I almost wet myself
      of the time came to Amon Amarth
      I was already usedup spitout readyforanap
      GoatWhore REQUIREMENTS
      and this is their best album so far
      RIP buy or steal it today
      Hail TRUE METAL

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