Monday, February 6, 2012
"Collapse In Eternal Worth:" ripping new Goatwhore song
I've always considered myself down with the Goatwhore, but never followed them. Maybe that was because they're on Metal Blade and are kind of "mainstream" for extreme metal, but hangups like that are ridiculous, and I'm glad I'm over them. What I heard off Carving Out The Eyes of God was devastating, and this is just as cool if not better. Despite being named Goatwhore and having a vocalist who sounds like he's puking, these guys play with real grace and agility, gliding between disparate riffing styles without ever letting up on the amphetamine hardcore groove. At this point you should all know that Goatwhore is grounded in vintage metalpunk, Motorhead and Discharge style, and I'm happy to say that foundation remains strong beneath the black/death/thrash riffing.
You will notice that this is a "lyrics video," and that's because this is music for shouting along. I have no idea what it means to "Collapse In Eternal Worth," but I'm chomping to "digest the archetype," and you know I'm always down for "filthy rites of outrage." The coolest moment of the whole song, for me, comes at 1:50, as Goatwhore change up the riffing and order us to "mount the wings of death." A horrible cliche to be sure, but as that epic thrash riff enters it just clicks, reminding us that some images are cliches because they're inherently awesome. I love that Goatwhore always have and always will stubbornly insist on writing about Satan and how cool he is and how we're all gonna jump God in some dark alley and fuck that dude up.