Dec 052016
 

Year of the Goat is a metal band from Sweden who do not have a wikipedia page so details are hard to come by. They sing a lot about Lucifer, wars with Angels, the coming darkness and mystic mountains but unlike a lot of occult metal bands, Year of the Goat has understandable lyrics and really amazing musical compositions. Songs are catchier than than you would expect from occult metal and you will catch yourself singing along.

The best insult/compliment I read from a critic was that he half-expected the band to launch into Age of Aquarius. He meant it as an insult but I think he nailed the epic coolness the music creates.

There is a melancholy to a lot of their music that I appreciate. They sing a lot about rebelling devils but the songs feel like morale boosters for a side that has lost and probably will never win. Considering that a lot of their albums sound like a lost project from 70’s Sabbath or the Blue Oyster cult, this innate feeling of loss feels appropriate.

Of Darkness is the first song from their first mini-album, Lucem Ferre.

Next we have Angel’s Necropolis from the album of the same name for when you want a ten minute epic about storming Heaven and killing angels.

And finally, a soothing instrumental, Non-Euclidean Calculus, from their Lovecraftian mini-album, The Key and The Gate.

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