Goat War are a band from Michigan that plays a mixture of black and speed metal and this is a review of their 2017 ep "Warwolf" which will be released in the autumn by Heathen Tribes.
A very fast and old school black metal style starts off t he ep which also mixes the first and second wave styles together while the vocals also mix the early era with an angry thrash approach along with the music also being very heavily influenced by speed metal and the solos and leads continue the old school tradition.
While the music is heavily influenced by the 80's it still sounds very modern at the same time and at times the vocals have a semi melodic edge to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and grim screams a re also used briefly, all of the music sticks to a heavy direction.
Goat War plays a musical style that mixes first and second wave black metal with speed metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Satanism and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion Goat War are a very great sounding mixture of black and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Goathammer" and "Black Grave". 8 out of 10.