By: Alex Phillips
Label: Hells Headbangers
Available: February 24
Rumor tells of a Peruvian black metal band—they go by the name Goat Semen—whose debut album, a horrific codex of pure diabolism, has been shade-growing in the Andean highlands for nearly a decade. Such a tale is too strange, too disconcerting, to ignore. The threat is undeniable, for Goat Semen have been dribbling out splits, demos, and live recordings in underground obscurity since 2002, building up to the hateful spewing climax that is Ego Svm Satana. The chillingly sinister press release delights in describing the “fervor ‘n anticipation” for the album in the metal underground and how the band’s legend has grown “to enviable levels,” taking on “almost mythical” status. I’m fortunate that these staggering proclamations of rising black metal Evil in faraway Andean Peru are but whispers and rumor here in Minnesota, for had I been any closer, the story surely would have exerted a great and malevolent force potent enough to bend my critical ear to its will. Such grim powers are not to be trifled with . . .
. . . But in all seriousness. Continue reading Music Review: GOAT SEMEN CD: Ego Svm Satana