Black Goat are solo project that has recently had an album reviewed in this zine and plays a very raw, ritualistic and old school form of satanic black metal and this is a review of his 2018 demo "Percussimus Foedus Cum Morte et Cum Inferno Fecimus Pactum" which was released on cassette by Subterranean Aftersounds.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the demo while the riffs also mix in influences from both the first and second wave eras of black emtal. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched screams and the riffs also add in a decent amount of evil sounding melodies.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very chaotic yet old school style as well as having their melodic moments along with some demonic growls and ritualistic spoken word parts also being used at times. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Ritualistic sounding synths and Gregorian chants can also be heard briefly along with the demo also bringing in covers of Rotting Christ's "Transform All Suffering Into Plagues" and Necromantia's "Faceless Gods". All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as one track also introducing clean guitars onto the recording. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Theistic Satanism, Rituals, Apocalyptic themes and the writings of H.P Lovecraft and the cover displays Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley doing a necromantic ritual.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Goat and if you are a fan of raw, ritualistic and old school satanic black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Omen Perditionis" and "Serpentmessiah". 8/7 out of 10.