Goatchrist are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very raw form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "She Who Holds the Scrying Mirror" which was released by SixSixSix Music.
Nature and ambient sounds start off the album and a minute later the music starts going into more of a heavier direction while also bringing in a decent amount of melody as well as mixing black and death metal together and then the album starts bringing in a very fast and raw sound that utilizes blast beats and high pitched screams.
Death metal growls and melodic riffing and leads can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos have a dark sound to them while also bringing in a great amount of melody, talent and skill and on the later tracks the vocals get more grim and diverse as well as adding in dsbm style screams at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and at times you can hear some atmospheric synths and clean parts in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of spoken word parts being used briefly and in some of the low yet heavy riffing you can hear elements of doom metal and on of the tracks also brings in a very brutal sounding blackened death metal style.
Goatchrist creates a very diverse sounding black metal album that brings in a good mixture of raw, depressive and melodic songs along with a great amount of death metal influences and the music always keeps around a very dark and evil atmosphere, the production sound s very dark and powerful while the lyrics cover Anti Cosmic Luciferianism and Biblical themes.
In my opinion Goatchrist are a very great sounding raw, melodic and atmospheric black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through Flames We Invoke Him" "The Four Horsemen" "She Who Holds the Scrying Mirror" and "Inferno". 8 out of 10.