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Archgoat – The Apocalyptic Triumphator


Last Updated on 12:48 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Black/Death Metal
Country: Finland
Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Year: 2015

Yes, Archgoat are back! The blackmetallers from Turku, Finland, six years after their opus «The Light-Devouring Darkness» finally release their third full album called «The Apocalyptic Triumphator» and unleash the hordes of their unholy legions in honor of Lucifer!

Pressing the play button, a fiendish intro made me shudder! The recitation combined with a Catholic melody and a full of «blackness» atmosphere inclined me towards for what will follow. Starting «Nuns, Cunts & Darkness» gave me the first … slap! Classic, top speed, voice coming from the depths of hell and an incredible change of pace after the first minute to more doom/death pathway, and back to speed again till the end! The namesake track («The Apocalyptic Triumphator») continues in the same «whirlwind» of hatred, which in the middle of the track gives way to a mid-tempo part which ends with a Ritual Butcherer’s creepy guitar solo.

The «Phallic Desecrator of Sacred Gates» begins with an unstoppable… «landslide» and does not let you breath until the end, while the «Grand Luciferian Theophany» gave the second slap! Slow and ritualistic, with wonderful guitar themes and Lord Angelslayer «saluting» oftentimes Lucifer• made me forget what I have heard so far and let myself in this dark «journey». The first side of the album ends with «Those Below (Who Dwell in Hell)», which starts without mercy and ends with a chilling atmosphere.

The intro of the second side reminds me an exorcism chant while the «Congregation of Circumcised» that follows is simply relentless. The «Sado-Magical Portal», even though starts with the disposition for something close to death metal, suddenly changes and becomes fast and merciless, while the «Light of Phosphorus» that follows, has alternating slow and fast parts to end finally in a more doom style. The «Profanator of the 1st Commandment» «walks» in the classic musical paths of the band, with the unstoppable speeds and slow-tempo parts while the epilogue of the disk is written with the «Funeral Pyre of Trinity», which despite it starts with hellish speed continues in a completely opposite style, slow, with a sick lead guitar and the recitation of Angelslayer.

To summarize, in «The Apocalyptic Triumphator», which will be released in late January of 2015, there are no meaningless experiments, only the classical mix of black/death with top speed, ritualistic passages and cavernous vocals. They were, they are and always will be! Its production is «powerful» and as «full of decay» is needed, while the artwork is made once again by Chris Moyen!

Black metal is changing… Archgoat never…


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