Goat Semen – ‘Ego Svm Satana’

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Having released their first demo away back in 2002, this debut album by Peruvian devils Goat Semen has been more than a decade in the making. In the intervening years, the band have released a few split EPs, deliberately designed to tantalize their fans – among whom they have reached almost mythicHaving released their first demo away back in 2002, this debut album by Peruvian devils Goat Semen has been more than a decade in the making. In the intervening years, the band have released a few split EPs, deliberately designed to tantalize their fans – among whom they have reached almost mythic status befitting Incan gods – and not one but two live albums. ‘Ego Svm Satana’ is a more than decent slice of black/death metal crossover of the style which will not be unfamiliar to those, erm, familiar with the South American interpretation of the sub-genre. Very much redolent of the nascent Scandinavian sound – and especially the likes of Bathory – but benefitting from the advances of modern technology, it is an unrelenting and unremitting assault of complete and total evil intent which summons forth all the true black metal gods and pays due cognisance and obeisance thereto. Following the demon summoning chant of the opening intro, ‘Holocausto’ is brutalizing and brief in its punky brevity, before ‘Genocidio’ unleashes a positively behemothic blitzkrieg of blastbeats which characterizes the rest of the album in its furious intensity. ‘Warfare Noise’ evokes Venom in their mid-Eighties heyday, with Wa Han Beleth’s […]

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