Goats Of Doom are a band from Finland that plays a very experimental and occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Ashes From The Past" which was released by Ewiges Eis Records.
A very dark, raw and old school black metal sound starts off the album along with some powerful bass lines and atmospheric synths which lead up to some blast beats and melodies before adding in the grim vocals and screams and then the music sticks to mostly mid paced and slow parts while also having its fast moments at times.
Deeper vocals are utilized in certain sections of the recording which also gives the music a more death metal feeling, when guitar leads are utilized they enhance the dark, melodic and occult elements of the recording, the blast beats on the second and third track bring a very brutal feeling to their atmospheric black metal sound and the last track utilizes a small amount of clean parts which also enhance the atmospheric of the music as well as adding in a very ritualistic feeling to the ep.
Goats Of Doom create some truly dark, melodic and atmospheric occult black metal with their music which also gets experimental at times and I am interested to hear where the band will evolve into in the future, the production sounds very dark and powerful while the lyrics cover Lovecraft, Thelema, Lovecraft, Misanthropy and Satanism.
In my opinion Goats Of Doom are a very great sounding melodic, atmospheric and experimental occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Lord Of the Flies". 8/5 out of 10.