Goat Worship are a solo project from Brazil that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, thrash metal and punk and this is a review of his 2018 album "Shore Of The Dead" which will be released on April 26th by Xtreem Music.
A very heavy, retro and old school sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and grim black metal screams a few seconds later while the music is very heavily rooted in the first wave of that genre but done in more of a modern fashion and a decent amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very old school yet chaotic fashion but also having their melodic moments at times while the music also brings in a great amount of 80's thrash influences along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of classical guitars can also be heard and some of the tracks also bring in the raw energy of crust punk. as well as one track also adding in a few seconds of synths and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Goat Worship creates another recording that remains true to his mixture of black, thrash metal and punk, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover war, Norse Mythology, Occultism and Death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Goat Worship and if you are a fan of black and thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Yggdrasil" "The Burning Of Witches" and "Shore Of The Dead". 8 out of 10.