CD Blood for the Master #13502
Release Date: February 14, 2012
01. Collapse in Eternal Worth
02. When Steel and Bone Meet
03. Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word
04. In Deathless Tradition
05. Judgement of the Bleeding Crown
06. Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos
07. Beyond the Spell of Discontent
08. Death to the Architects of Heaven
09. An End to Nothing
10. My Name Is Frightful Among the Believers
Over the course of nearly 15 years and an incalculable amount of tour miles, New Orleans' own Goatwhore have inadvertently established themselves as one the most diligent and consistently ferocious bands of the 21st century. Forged in fire by ex Acid Bath/Crowbar guitarist Sammy Duet in '97, their storied legacy follows a dramatic - and often traumatic - series of lineup shifts, injuries, hauntings, natural disasters and an assortment of other mishaps large and small. But, driven by a blood oath to heavy metal and perhaps the powers of Satan himself, Goatwhore forever persevere.
Exhibiting a labyrinth of moods and meticulous tempo shifts, Blood For The Master is streamlined without ever rendering itself predictable. As memorable as it is menacing, the band's fifth full-length quite literally writhes under the weight of its own deviant heaviness. Led by the traditionally iconoclastic sermons of the leather-throated Falgoust, and made whole by its mammoth guitar tone, unconditional drum/bass battery and Duet's intermittent snarls of wrath, the record again challenges god's legitimacy/authority while further exploring the ritual of death.
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