- Goatreich-Fleshcult - Napalm Records 2005
Running Time: 38:11
is your typical anti-Christian "death/black" band,
and their new album, Goatreich-Fleshcult is leaning more
towards the death side, as far as sound goes. They are obviously
talented musicians; it is apparent in their sound, but this
says little. Wasted talent is sometimes worse than lacking
skill. I read in an interview that the band practices a lot;
you would think that as a result they would be able to produce
a less monotonous album. The technicality is there and progresses
throughout the songs, but the pattern within the songs doesn't
change much. Blast beats are great, especially in "metal" music.
There are other drumming techniques, though; this band should
consider looking into them. You will not miss blast beats
once you have heard this album. The lamest portions of the
album, I have to say, are the gay goat cackle at the beginning
of the title track, and the lyrical content of 'Swarm Of
Rats'..."Them lying Christians...666."
they talk about killing priests and sacrilege, stabbing
foreheads with crucifixes, skinning faces, "chopping
balls," and the epic "fukk you," are just
some of the concepts of this uber-kvlt Austrian death circus.
Sad lyrical content is disguised by horrible grunt vocals...and
the worst is the background vocalist. I have never been a
fan of the high-pitched secondary vocals being mixed with
grunty primary death vocals, and in this album it sounds
I wasn't at all impressed with Blutsabbath and I feel similarly
about this album. Goatreich-Fleshcult lacks direction and
diversity. All of the songs sound similar, which seems to
be the popular trend now in neo-black and death bands. They
fit right in. If you are new to black/death metal, you would
probably like this album, and you should definitely waste
your money on it.
Yeah I'm a picky bitch. It is bands like this, albums such
as this, that cause me to be.