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Review: Goat Worship - Blood and Steel
Goat Worship
Blood and Steel

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2016
Duration: 38:03
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: September 1, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Blood and Steel

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

I reviewed Goat Worship's 2018 album, Shore of the Dead, more than two years ago and recently realized I also had this one. I find Blood and Steel more fun even though it's less "accomplished" than its successor. That's not so unusual in genres such as black/thrash. The vocals are closer to mid-80s Kreator, not identical, but I can't help but think of the German thrash powerhouse's early material while listening to this album. There's a good amount of speed, as you can expect from the genre, but there are also some much slower passages that trade up (down?) for atmosphere and heaviness and that's to good effect. The faster parts can get to breakneck speed yet sound old school as hell, which I find pretty cool. Absolutely nothing original here, but it's a fun album.

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