A dark, doomy, gloomy, looming and lumbering beast of a record…
Review by Jason Guest
Release date: 12 June 2015
If the band name doesn’t give it away, then maybe the names of the band members will. On guitars and bass we have Grave Desecration and Necrosodomy – that’s one person, by the way, not two – and on vocals and drums is Hellfire Commander of Eternal War and Pain. Yep, it’s old school death metal hell-bent on destruction. Originally released in 2013, Hungarian death metal duo Tyrant Goatgaldrakona’s debut album Horns in the Dark is still a dark, doomy, gloomy, looming and lumbering beast of a record.
This devilish duo knows two things: first, how to craft a tune, and second, how to cut out the crap. Each of the seven tracks is concentrated hatred and violence. With half-time heavy riffs to open each of them, it’s not long before they’re blasting away in a barrage of guttural vocals, clamorous riffs and urgent drumming. There are a few similarities across the tracks and those they worship is more than apparent – Incantation being the most obvious – but their conviction and their mastery of the art is indisputable.
7 out of 10
- The Mountains Of Irkalla (From Life To Death)
- The Thief Of Lies
- Church Of The Fire
- Dawn Of Decay
- Horns In The Dark
- King Of The Desert (Malkum In Rex)