Ghash
Goat


4.5
superb

Review

by former sputnik's home post-punk maester USER (113 Reviews)
December 6th, 2017 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Blasting through heaven.

If there is anything I learnt in this life, it’s that nothing can ever be 100% anything. Nothing is unquestionably good. Nothing is utterly evil. Everything is something in between. Everything has its own drops of light and its own rotting parasite of darkness. We need to have a proper mixture of conniving hatred and merciful gentleness inside. Nobody deserves all the good in the world, nothing is too sacred, everything must be questioned and everyone is only a mortal. Detach yourselves from the tether of your fears of disappointment, death, attachment and other worldly shackles and be free. Don’t take anything at face value. And also, just because something is built of elements of disgust, doesn’t sentence it to being loveless and unworthy of your adoration.

It is true that atmospheric black metal as a genre has a tendency to verge between chaos and beauty. It is true that I am a sucker for overwhelming atmospheric black metal in all of its pretentious glory. And it is true that blasting drums, shrieking guitar riffs and demonic growls on paper sound like the very ingredients for an experience as hellish as is possible to imagine. It is also true that Ghash’s Goat is possibly one of the most heavenly beauties out there this year.

It contains everything a proper devilish experience needs, yet leads you carefully by the hand through the pearly gates. It is the light in darkness. It is made of evil’s main ingredients and yet its bliss is worthy of gods. It is the brightest, most caressingly tender experience in not just metal, but quite possibly music in general in the last year and also quite possibly even longer. Because you cannot accept heaven without a triumph, this is as overwhelming as it can be.



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Papa Universe
December 6th 2017


18063 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Uni’s review roll 23/50

Way shorter than usual this time, but I feel like I needed it said.

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Evok
December 6th 2017


7585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Good god am I ever stoked to jam this. Wicked review bro m/

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DoofusWainwright
December 6th 2017


20001 Comments


A metal album called goat gash 🐐

Evok
December 6th 2017


7585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

🐐 [2]

DoofusWainwright
December 6th 2017


20001 Comments


Goat goulash

Is the sound here tough and soupy?

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2017


24358 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Great album

Papa Universe
December 6th 2017


18063 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Doof: It's blissful and hard-hitting.

ZippaThaRippa
December 6th 2017


10457 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Man those vocals suck, what a disappointment

ZippaThaRippa
December 6th 2017


10457 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Just drains all the energy immediately

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
December 6th 2017


24358 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

vox r FINE

Evok
December 24th 2017


7585 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this just fails to do anything interesting and the production is too mechanical to make that a forgivable grievance.



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