Blackened death metal outfit Goatwhore have been one of the underground’s most dependable and bands for 25 years. The long-running quartet will celebrate that milestone with a new album, Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, in October. Today, you can listen to the gnarly second single, “Death From Above.”
The new song is a lively one, leaning heavily into blackened thrash territory and never slowing down beyond a few very moshable or headbangable moments. “Born of Satan’s Flesh” has a slightly different flavor than the previously-released “Born of Satan’s Flesh,” which took a more blackened death metal approach.
When the album was announced, Goatwhore vocalist Ben Falgoust explained the record’s concept as such:
“It’s a mixture of esoteric ideas and biblical scripts; the rise and fall of the self and how the abyss can be a turning point for some and a passageway to oblivion for others.”
He also added:
“Welcome to the manifested curse of our latest offering. During the past five years since our Vengeful Ascension release, entwined with a state of isolation within that period, we have been communing with our inner abyss for inspiration. Idle time is truly the Devil’s workshop. Feast your eyes (and ears) on this latest display of chaos, which is but a fragment of our impending full-length release out in October!”
Guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet—Goatwhore’s other remaining original member alongside Falgoust—spoke more toward the musical stylings on Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven, which, if you couldn’t tell, sounds like another high-quality record from one of the genre’s most-consistent bands.
“It’s an atomic blast of old school blackened death thrash for your asses. Beware the Night Witches…“
The whole shebang drops via Metal Blade on October 7.
Angels Hung from the Arches Of Heaven track listing: