Tyrant Goatgaldrakona – Horns in the Dark


A dark, doomy, gloomy, looming and lumbering beast of a record…

Review by Jason Guest

Blood Harvest (Website; Bandcamp; Facebook)

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.

Tyrant Goatgaldrakona – HornsintheDark20157 out of 10

Track Listing:

  1. The Mountains Of Irkalla (From Life To Death)
  2. The Thief Of Lies
  3. Church Of The Fire
  4. Dawn Of Decay
  5. Horns In The Dark
  6. King Of The Desert (Malkum In Rex)
  7. Arcanum-Secretum