“Constricting Rage of the Merciless”
US Black/Death/Thrash Metal
9/10 – Review by Luke Hayhurst
It was Goatwhore’s 2009 opus “Carving Out the Eyes of God” that first switched me onto the band and since then I’ve hungrily devoured all their work to date! This year sees the bands return with “Constricting Rage of the Merciless” and one of the catchiest/crushing opening tracks of the year so far in “Poisonous Existence in Reawakening”!
Utterly relentless in its thrash fused black metal sound, Goatwhore get straight down to business with a crunchy, intensive sound created through maniacal riffs, thundering vocals and thick, booming drums and bass! This sets the tone for the whole album, an uncompromising blend of raging riffs, cacophonous beats and piercing vocal work that leaves you in no doubt as to the destructive nature of Goatwhore. Easily the bands most endearing and crippling album to date, Goatwhore will rip your face off with “Constricting Rage of the Merciless”, an album that truly lives up to its name!