Goatkraft is unapologetically ferocious. They sound like Black Witchery on steroids. Nice cover of BW's classic track by the way. This Norwegian trio has a little more panache than their heroes too.
Favorite track: Angel Slaughter.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present GOATKRAFT's shock & awe debut EP, Angel Slaughter, on CD and 12" vinyl formats.
A power trio hailing from Norway, GOATKRAFT released the truly titled War Metal - Promo 2017 tape via IRON BONEHEAD before promptly setting to work on their first longer-length strike. And at 19 razing minutes, Angel Slaughter is indeed a short, sharp shock to the system that's nevertheless fully satisfying and self-contained. Crude and rude and completely stripped bare of any remotely excessive adornment, GOATKRAFT are a study in stark, stultifying minimalism. Their punishing, primitivist surge hearkens back to the almighty Blasphemy, but truly finds its voice within the seething spite of Black Witchery; not for nothing do they conclude Angel Slaughter with a cover of that band's eternal "Unholy Vengeance of War." Barbaric black metal is the order of the day, then, done with nuclear-powered panache, red-eyed and regimented, and a true devotee's lust for pure form. Indeed, the purity of violence - rabid, roiling, righteous - doesn't come more distilled and undiluted than Angel Slaughter. Here begins the whirlwind of GOATKRAFT.
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I mean this is some weird shit. Suffocating dm, gritty sound and maniacal playing. But most bands will stretch these songs out to double the lengths here. Not Nexul - these songs are on fucking lockdown. "Paradigm of Chaos" the song is 22 seconds long and brings the Napalm Death spirit that I often crave. Did I mention the elongated spoken word passage and surprise piano near the end? Album cover also is like a "Magic Eye" pic from the 90s. I keep staring, to no avail. An awesome silver mystery. bcb723