32 years after formation, Finnish iconoclasts ARCHGOAT stand monolithic as one of the most nightmarishly singular bands in extreme music. Helmed with preternatural telepathy by twin brothers Ritual Butcherer (guitars/composition) and Lord Angelslayer (bass/vocals), newest emission “Worship the Eternal Darkness” is a typically depraved set built to mock our contemporary malaise.
Continuing on from preceding album “The Luciferian Crown” the hoof-pressure is slightly alleviated from the throat, the bandâs patented synthesis of occult Finnish Black/Death Metal, harsh Punk, primal Thrash and Grindcore is tempered here with elements of melodic dynamism: a rhythmic crush less unrelenting, horrorshow vocals slightly more intelligible, a production shorn of murk highlighting potent synth-sorcery and welcome NWOBHM influences, not least guitar solos of old-school finesse.
Recorded over 2 days in foulest 2021 and clad-as-ever in immortal Chris Moyen artwork, “Worship the Eternal Darkness” has all the thematic unity, arcane knowledge, otherworldly class and divine filth expected from a legendary band stoking underground hellfires which burn stronger than ever.
Ritual Butcherer – Guitars
Lord Angelslayer – Vocals & Bass
Goat Aggressor – Drums