Jan 31

Goat Semen – Ego Svm Satana (2015)

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After fifteen years of activity of those Peruvian Black-Death metallers, Goat Semen has released their first studio record…. And it’s wrecker !!!

“Ego Svm Satana” is basically a Black-Death album in the old school style with lyrics dedicated to satan, war, violence and genocide. Its overall sound is raw and aggressive with a high influence from 80’s & 90’s bands (Mayhem, Darkthrone, Slayer, Destruction, Entombed, etc) that combines thrash-based bass drums, fast guitars, some guitar solos and (in my opinion) over-reverb effects on vocals (only a bit). Master engineering on this album has been focused on getting a raw sound, putting bass lines in the same layer from guitar and drums.

The most remarkable aspect in this album is its fervour… It’s pure South American hate !!! Also we can feel a dark atmosphere without using any special effect on this album, which is very distinctive of raw black-death bands. Considering the current Peruvian recording conditions, this album will be called to be one of the best South American records of this year, even when its overall sound is a bit flat…

Letanias de Satan – Intro starts this album with ghostly chorus, Holocausto follows with a fast drumming, thrash-based and fully hatred music, Genocidio is a thrash-based song evoking ancient European thrash times, Warfare Noise has fast music and crazy solos, combining BM, thrash, and death elements in this song, Revelaciones starts with classical death metal drums followed by thrash-based solos and tons of screams, Altares de Pandemonium keeps fast drums, raspy-gutural vocals and screams, Madre Muerte is more a Black-Death song that remembers Marduk, Death, Hypocrisy and Darkthrone‘s beginnings, its pure violence, hate and darkness. Hambre, Peste, Guerra y Muerte slowly starts still having deep screams and vocals, and probably is the most diverse song in the album having different movements all over it. Ego Svm Satana can be classified as an epic song, it’s the album masterpiece, having a perfect combination of drums, guitars, bass and vocals on an awesome synchronization, a fantastic end to this hate, antichristian speech, war, genocide and blasphemy story…

4 out of 5 Rating: ★★★★☆

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Tracklist:

1. Letanias de Satan – Intro
2. Holocausto
3. Genocidio
4. Warfare Noise
5. Revelaciones
6. Altares de Pandemonium
7. Madre Muerte
8. Hambre, Peste, Guerra y Muerte
9. Ego Svm Satana

Genre: Black-Death Metal

Record label: Hells Headbangers Records

Playing Time : 39:04

Line Up:
Beleth – Guitars
Julio Satyricon Campos – Drums
Neyra – Vocals
Necro – Bass

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/goatsemen/
http://www.hellsheadbangers.com/

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