New Orleans, Louisiana's Goatwhore has returned with a new recording which shows the music going for a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Angels Hung From The Arches of heaven" which will b e released in October by metal Blade Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with some demonic voices and chants before going into a very fast musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of black metal tremolo picking and blast beats, Elements of thrash metal can also b e heard in some of the guitar riffing.
Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams while the riffs also ad d in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies. Throughout the recording you can also hear a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads also adding in more of an old school style when they are utilized as well as having their melodic moments, keyboards can also be heard briefly and acoustic guitars are also added on the closing track.
On this recording Goatwhore remain true to the mixture of black, death and thrash metal that they have established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Darkness, Esoteric and Human Nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Goatwhore and if you are a fan of t his band, you should enjoy t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Born of Satan's Flesh" "Death From Above" "The Devil's Warlords" and "And I Was Delivered From The Wound Of Perdition". 8 out of 10.