Goatwhore’s Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven Review

Goatwhore Band Photo
Photo By: Stephanie Cabral

The evolution of death metal and its many sub genres has been very well documented with multiple album releases and bands giving their blood and sweat to create such masterpieces. Not far from the southern swampy region of The States, in voodoo enchanted land, New Orleans, LA., Goatwhore has been conveying the most malicious music out there till the day. Their most recent upcoming endeavor titled Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, the ensemble delivered and evolutionary, uncompromised diabolical album.

With anticipation and the need to share Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, Goatwhore’s new album release was held back by non-other than the worldwide pandemic. However, the band took this challenge lightly, as the world shutting down meant they could focus on creating a cohesive record filled with malignant riffs. The album was produced by Jarrett Pritchard and mixed by Kurt Ballou two legendary producers made sure to enhance this already malignant compilation. The album kicks off with an ominous introduction, transitioning into the albums heavy hitter titled “Born Of Satan’s Flesh”, this track is a straight kick to the teeth with all the elements of blackened death metal and thrash metal alike. Each track has a hint of chaos and brutality, Goatwhore’s trademark of course, it gives the album that dark sound and cohesive melodies. The self-titled song “Angels Hung From The Arches of Heaven” kicks in with a dark melody, transitioning to gory vocals by Louis B. Falgoust II, the tempo is controlled by the majestic drums by Zack Simmons. Sammy Duet’s guitars are unlike anyother, his riffs are aggressive and melodic harrowing any listener through the fiery pits of hell. All instruments are displayed magnificently.

There are so many parts to highlight in this ravenous album, Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, which will be released on October 7th, via Metal Blade Records. Right in the middle of the album you will hear some skull smashers like “Death from Above”, and “Ruinous Liturgy” with fantastic guitar solos, amazing drum work and heavy bass lines to encompass the devilish vocals by Louis B. Falgoust II. These two tracks will be the mosh pit creators you might even see the gates of hell opening. The hard work and dedication from the entire Goatwhore ensemble and team paid off with this violent diabolical release. Make sure to get your copy of Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, also stick around as Metal Medley Season 2, Episode 1 will be featuring Zack Simmons. Get you copy of this killer album here.

By: Jose Barrientos

Check out our interview with Zack Simmons HERE


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