While visiting the forums I happened to notice that one individual complained about the genre definition Extreme Metal. He said he felt it wasn’t accurate enough. Whenever I write Extreme Metal in the genre field I try as best as I can to describe the music so that you shall get enough information by reading the review to get a grip on how things sounds like. I just think it would look a little awkward if Thrash\Black\Death Metal stood as genre definition; I don’t think that would have been any more accurate. You see, NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE plays a mix of the three aforementioned genres. They’re maybe a Thrash Metal band at core, I’m not sure here and that’s exactly why I don’t want to label them as one either.
The Thrash Metal we are talking about here reminds me of VESEN and AURA NOIR: blackened thrash as some may call it. Both VESEN and AURA NOIR are truer to one genre as NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE switches from blackened Thrash into pure Death Metal; something that neither VESEN nor AURA NOIR does. “One Nation Under Goat” also contains distilled variants of Black Metal. There is a bit of “everything” here then obviously; fortunately NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE combines the different parts well enough to make it into an interesting listen. Not musicianship ala SCAR SYMMETRY or anything but a stellar release on many accounts nonetheless. The best part about “One Nation Under Goat” is the rawness of it; it’s one of those filthy releases.
NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE is ensured under underground status for some time to come if they don’t land themselves a deal pretty soon. I don’t even know if they think about that as an issue; being under underground works for some apparently. NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE has only been in existence since 2003 and at start they were an active bunch of rabbits; two releases in two years. Since 2004 there haven’t been any releases on plastic but the band is still playing live so I guess it’s fair to call them active. Them playing live and all probably mean that they have some new songs as well; let’s hope they are perfecting them with a future recording in mind. I sincerely believe that NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE has the potential to be a very good band; some of you might think they already are.
I agree that NECROSADISTIC GOAT TORTURE has something very good going on but at times they sound a bit too standard; generic sort of. The best example of this is the song “Anger Overload”, the Thrasiest song on the album. In my ears it’s the least appealing song on “One Nation Under Goat”. It contains little interesting stuff besides the harmonies at the end. Fortunately none of the other songs fares as mediocre as this one. Already on the next song, “Primal”, things are back into shape again with a varied song that leans towards Black Metal. On a more general basis I would like to mention the bass guitar that can be heard among the other instrument; seems like I can pen out bass guitar from the list of near extinct instruments. Often seen but seldom heard. Get the pulse back in Metal.
“One Nation Under Goat” should be a good choice for feeding the underground hunger in you. This album is as commercial as blowing up your local stock exchange. (Online May 14, 2006)