Goatslave are a band from France that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Procession Of Doom" which was released by Atavism Records.
A very dark and evil horror movie soundtrack style intro starts off the album before going into more of a heavier musical direction that also brings in dark sounding melodies at times and after a few seconds bestial growls make their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal.
Blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard during the faster sections of the songs which also bring in high pitched screams at times and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style while still having more of a modern take on the genre and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads are also done in a very dark and melodic musical direction when they are utilized and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples and the last track is very long and epic in length and also closes with Gregorian chants.
Goatslave plays a style of black metal that is very rooted in the 90's second wave style while also having more of an updated take on the genre and also mixes in bestial growls which also makes the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover dark, hateful and satanic themes.
In my opinion Goatslave are a very great sounding raw and traditional bestial black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Throne Of hate" "Six Sex Satan" and "Kingdom of Rats". 8 out of 10.