|Review: Satanic Funeral - Night of the Goat|
|Night of the Goat|
Label: Non Compos Mentis Records
Year released: 2006
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: September 9, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Night of the Goat
Rated 1.67/5 (33.33%) (9 Votes)
Since I am a big fan of Beherit's old stuff, a band who are avowedly trying to emulate it certainly get my vote. Satanic Funeral are a US band who are deliberately trying to recapture the magic of such masterworks as The Oath of Black Blood and Drawing Down the Moon. I think this is an excellent idea, but it's not quite as easy to do as that. Beherit's very brilliance came from the fact that they weren't really trying to do anything, and were too drunk to succeed even if they had been. This album is fun, and the production is certainly a bargain-basement mess, but the songwriting does not quite match the inebriated unpredictability of their icons. Satanic Funeral create some nicely stripped-down old-school Black Metal which hovers nicely between the first and second wave sounds, but the songwriting is pretty orthodox, and lacks the insanity that was a Beherit hallmark. Night of the Goat is pretty cool, but it's not a masterpiece.
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