The finest Finnish Tradition.
Archgoat is the archetype of destruction and satanic intransigence. Their history goes back to the beginnings of Finnish black metal and this says much about the new album The Luciferian Crown .
Traditionally their attack is 100% inexorable, fast velocity, non-stop violence. But in this album, they’ve got a different stance: they are making slower songs and Finnish as they are it’s quite impossible to not link them with Beherit in the days of Drawing Dawn The Moon.
But, of course the comparisons stop here.
Star of Darkness shows a brutal and raw blackened death metal, like in the old days, organic as fuck. Needless to say, they follow this pure sound all along.
The Obsidian Flames is the slow one: it follows a quasi-hypnotic tempo, repetitive riffs: the pure sound of evil invocation.
The title track accelerates things quite a bit, but always maintaining the monstrous sound with a good production, although the guitars seem like a chainsaw!
The thing that highlights however is the Sinister-like vocals. Naturally their sound has nothing to do with the Dutch band, but the way Lord Angelslayer growls sound like the early vocals of that band.
The Messiah of Pigs is a crazy interchange of Impaled Nazarene (old) with Beherit and of course, Blasphemy. Cool as hell.
This album maintains the purest tradition of the goat worship. If you know your real extreme metal, you know Archgoat!
The Luciferian Crown is out today on Debemur Morti Productions on Digipak CD, vinyl, Bandcamp and other popular digital platforms. Don’t lose this one!
(Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)