Monday, February 13, 2012

Guest review of Blood for the Master by Goatwhore written by The Left Hand Creation bassist Rob Holden

I would just like to take the time to introduce a new guest reviewer that is helping me out by bringing you a more in depth look at some of the albums I will be reviewing. Rob Holden is the bassist of Oshawa, Ontario based metal band Left Hand Creation. They combine all types of metal and make it their own with brutal riffs and gut wrenching vocals. You can like their page here and you should show some support for local bands!

1. Collapse in Eternal Worth
2. When Steel and Bone Meet
3. Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word
4. In Deathless Tradition
5. Judgement of the Bleeding Crown
6. Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos
7. Beyond the Spell of Discontent
8. Death to the Architects of Heaven
9. An End to Nothing
10. My Name Is Frighful Among the Believers

Blood For The Master is Goatwhore’s 5th studio album, spanning over 15 years since the band’s conception. This record includes 9 tracks of the familiar extreme stylings that we have now learned to associate with Goatwhore. Collapse In Eternal Worth starts the album off with the familiar blackened death metal speed and chugs with the unholy fire breathing of Louis Falgoust that the band left off with from their last studio album Carving out the Eyes of God. The speedpicking harmonies are welcomed and placed perfectly overtop of gravity blasts and slower snare and crash which have become a signature of the blackened death metal genre and is sure to give this album what I like to call excellent “Headbanginess”.

The energy and aggression on this album is unmatched, but nothing takes away from the catchiness and the comforting familiarity of the song structures. Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos starts with a minute long instrumental and signifies a change in the atmosphere for the rest of the album. From here on out be sure to expect epics of Goatwhore proportion!  If you were headbanging before, then you are certainly smashing your face to the floor for the rest of this work. Other than the speed, the musicianship is nothing spectacular in comparison to the rest of the genre, though there is no need for showboating. The song writing is incredible and leaves no room for needless flare. The album ends with a legendarily epic track My Name Is Frightful Among The Believers and is my favorite track off of the album. Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos and Collapse In Eternal Worth are two more tracks that stand out in this album. For fans of Goatwhore, Blood For The Master is a recommended buy as I believe it is their best work to date, and will undoubtedly attract more new listeners than their previous albums.

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