Goat Horn - Storming The Gates - October 32 Records 2003 reviewed by: Chaoslord
1. Gates Of Oppression 2. Rotten Roll 3. To The Cliff 4. Final Sentence / Finally Sentenced 5. Storming In 6. Fortress Doomed 7. The Last Force 8. Re-Animation 9. Fate Strikes
Well, this is one of those CD's where I formed an opinion about it before I even listened to it.
I'm glad I listened to it. This CD is a throwback to old school sound as far as the production goes with the music having a doomy kinda sound to it. The vocals are kinda hard to peg as singer Jason Decay has his own style of delivering his vocals. I guess you could say it's a mix of black metal style yelling and clean grunts. Not to say that it doesn't sound cool cause it does.
This trio from Canada obviously has a love for Iron Maiden which shows itself quite clearly on the tracks "Storming In" and "Fortress Doomed". This is an overall great rocking CD. Fans of the older style production sound will enjoy this CD thoroughly and despite some slower doomy stuff it rocks pretty hard and made me bang my head quite a few times. For more info on the band or trying to get a hold of this CD go to their website (www.goathorn.com).
Definitely try this one out.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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