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Goatwhore
The Eclipse of Ages into Black
Type: CD
Company: Rotten Records
Release: 2000
Genre: Heavy/Extreme
Reviewer: Nate Turpin
Published: 3/11/2003
Great mix of styles, from melodic to brutal
Goatwhore - The Eclipse of Ages into Black - reviewed by: Souldestroyer

Track Listing1. Nocturnal Holocaust
2. Lair of Nastrond
3. Desolate Path To Apocalyptic Ruin
4. The Beauty in Suffering
5. As the Reflection Slowly Fades
6. All the Sins
7. Satan's Millennium
8. Upon this Deathbed of Cold Fire
9. Gravedom
10. Invert the Virgin
11. Perversions of the Ancient Goat
12. Into a Darker Sun
13. Under a Dark God
14. Commanding the Legions of Hell
15. Graveyards and Dead Angels

Whatever you do, don't call this Black Metal. Please don't. Its dubbed "Evil Bayou Metal".

There seems to be alot of good stuff coming out of New Orleans as of late...i.e. Soilent Green. For a band that has been around for awhile, they sure have generated alot of buzz over the past couple of years. Leading on the vocal assault is none other than Ben Falgoust of Soilent Green, which I have to say has one of the best lungs in metal. He also writes the weirdest and deranged lyrics that I have ever seen. Sammy from Acid Bath also plays guitars and does backup vocals on tracks. He's just one of the numerous people from other bands to fill the spots of musicians for this band. This album is a great mix of styles, from melodic to brutal, acidic vocals to grunts to clean.

For the two years that I have had this album, I can honestly say that this still remains high on my playlist. Note: It also features Mike Beams from Exhumed helping out on some tracks.

Rating 10 out of 10


--Souldestroyer 03.11.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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