Hellgoat are a band from Atlanta, Georgia that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Death Conquers All" which will be re-issued in May by Boris Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music also has a great amount of influences from the 90's second wave style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while some of the faster sections of the songs almost capture the raw aggression of war metal but staying mostly rooted in a traditional black metal style. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs always stick to a very heavy and raw musical direction.
On this recording Hellgoat remained very true to the raw, old school and satanic black metal style that was established on previous releases. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Gnostic Satanism and Anti Christianity themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Hellgoat and if you are a fan of satanic black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Slay The Lamb" "Upon The Hill Of Megiddo" "Feat Of the Goat" and "Ordained By The Masters Hand". 8 out of 10.