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Goatcraft

The Blasphemer”

2014

Goatcraft - The Blasphemer

This album continues in the line of “All for naught”, “The blasphemer” is the second release of Goatcraft, this album  is based on the work of the poet and painter William Blake  *The record is divided in 4 sections, each One with central theme based on William Blake ‘s art and theological interpretations. The first part (tracks 1-4) is dedicated to the cruelty and iniquity of God as described in the Old Testament.

 

The second part (tracks 5-7) explores some of Blake ‘s most important sources, like Shakespeare, the Myths from the past and the ancient religions, With Their dark, mysterious gods (Hecate) and tragic characters (Nebuchadnezzar).

 

The third part (tracks 8-11) is dedicated to Blake’s ‘The Great Red Dragon’ series of watercolors. The conceptual source for all of them is the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse), chapters 12 and 13 in chronological order.

 

The fourth part (tracks 12-14) puts together two figures, Urizen – from Blake’s own religious system – and Lucifer / Satan, similar and antithetical at the same time. Different faces of a medal, but with a common destiny: that of failing and falling from Grace * 

 

This album is full of mystery and darkness, the music structure is excellent, each piece is a great work, some people seem “simple” music because  he only use keyboards, but Goatcraft´s music conveys many things that make us navigate in a sea of ​​dark thoughts, each song is a symphony of moans and darkness that warps  the mind.

*information taken from http://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch*

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Intro: Behemoth

2. Temptation And Fall

3. House of Death

4. The Blasphemer

5. Hecate

6. Nebuchadnezzar

7. In the Arms of Pity

8. The Great Red Dragon Part I – The Woman Clothed with the Sun

9. The Great Red Dragon Part II – The Woman Clothed in the Sun

10. The Great Red Dragon Part III – The Beast from the Sea

11. The Great Red Dragon Part IV – The Number of the Beast

12. Eternal Prayer of Urizen

13. Satan in His Original Glory

14. Outro: Leviathan

 

 

http://goatcraft.net

https://www.facebook.com/goatcraft.texas

 

 

Members:

Lonegoat – All instruments/Vocals

 

 

Rating: 8 out of 10

~Andres Jaramillo

Goatcraft

All For Naught”

2013

Goatcraft - All For Naught

Goatcraft is a one man band that started  as a vision of frustration, an introverted vision of Lonegoat (the  creator of this project) with a sound under a dark neoclassical way called by himself as Necroclassical, “All for naught”  came from the abyss  in 2013, this album evokes death, darkness, evil, the occult, and many similar things that result in the great tunes of this interpretation, song by song the mind goes elevating to a dark joyful calm, a funeral and dark calm that create an atmosphere of shadows, the interpretation of each piece is excellent, showing great technique by its creator, it shows that through embodies all his darkest feelings, is amazing the way he uses the keyboards to compose the music, this work is recommended for people who enjoy  the darkness, loneliness and perpetual calm.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Call me Judas

2. Infinite Death

3. Journey to the Depths

4. Goats Will Riot

5. Gate I

6. Isolation Ripens

7. Vestibule to the Abyss

8. Laconism of the Cosmos

9. Gate II

10. Everything Will Die

11. The Rape of Europa

12. Consciousness is a Disease

 

 

http://goatcraft.net

https://www.facebook.com/goatcraft.texas

 

 

Members:

Lonegoat – All instruments/Vocals

 

 

Rating: 8 out of 10

~Andres Jaramillo

Goatcraft

All for Naught”

2013
Goatcraft - All For Naught

This is by far the hardest review I had to write. When I received a band called Goatcraft in my inbox, I expected it to be some satanic goat worshiping band playing extreme metal. But what I heard on this album took me by huge surprise.

 

Firstly, this is not a metal album in the strictest sense. I would rather call this a dark ambient instrumental. The music is minimalistic to say the least and the only prominent instrument used on this track is a piano. The music from the piano is shrouded in a dense gothic atmosphere, which is a result of the amount of reverb infused into the sound.

 

This one man project from Texas, manages to create some intriguingly beautiful passages, peppered with some dark and gothic sounding piano chords. This band succeeds in painting a hauntingly beautiful portrait with the music.

 

Though the music is devoid of any other elements other than a sole piano, the progressions are handled in a way that the other elements are not missed. There are few sections where the faint howling of winds are audible and they add to the gothic richness of the music.

 

Though this is not something I would listen to on a regular basis, I would recommend this to anyone who is into dark ambient instrumentals.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Call me Judas

2. Infinite Death

3. Journey to the Depths

4. Goats Will Riot

5. Gate I

6. Isolation Ripens

7. Vestibule to the Abyss

8. Laconism of the Cosmos

9. Gate II

10. Everything Will Die

11. The Rape of Europa

12. Consciousness is a Disease

 

 

http://goatcraft.net

https://www.facebook.com/goatcraft.texas

 

 

Members:

Lonegoat – All instruments/Vocals

 

 

Rating: 7 out of 10

~Satan Spawn

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