Goatcraft continues to stubbornly defy a neatly marketable genre tag on these brand new tracks taken from their upcoming album ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’. This artist has been honing a sound between dark ambient and classical piano music for over a decade now. In placing the piano front and centre there is no finer demonstration of the instrument as one with deep expressive resonance, both atmospheric and musical. It can more than match the guitar for the high drama of virtuoso playing so valued within metal. This is set alongside an ever shifting backdrop of dark ambience and experimental soundscapes, creating a sound that sits deep within the metal canon, yet challenges our traditional notions of what metal could or should be.
For that reason we are honoured to present the first peak at Goatcraft’s fifth LP ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’, with the tracks ‘Bleeding Caldera’ and ‘Deipnon’.
‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundilands’ will be out on 26th November on I, Voidhanger Records.
The best GOATCRAFT album to date, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi” exhibits the next evolutionary step for sole member Lonegoat’s blend of Necroclassical music. Apex piano fury follows linear yet flowing paths. In addition, tasteful dark ambiance serves as a buffer to affix a modicum of diversity to the presentation. The spirit of metal is intact; power, darkness, and occasional high melodicism are presented in impermeable form to grant the most imposing expression of the project. This is not an exiguous endeavor. GOATCRAFT has proven that even piano compositions can contend with the sonic might of extreme metal.
Conceptually, the album is informed by esoteric interpretations of ancient Greece with a tittle of indulgence. The concept may seem loose at first glance, but it makes sense when considered through an occult lens. Furthermore, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi” finalizes the ABYSS concept, a five-album conception showcasing Lonegoat’s personal groundless chaos beneath all grounds:
A)ll For Naught
S)ic Transit Gloria Mundi
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