Year Of The Goat have rapidly captured my imagination and showed me the strange eternal power that rock and roll can have. Now on their third release (Man these guys just crank 'em out!) Year Of The Goat impress me because they are able to take standard rock tropes and invigorate them with a sense of power and honesty that few of their peers would ever have the audacity to imitate. What I'm saying is that Year Of The Goat may very well be the band who usher in a brave new era of rock and roll.
There is something wonderfully epic about this band, as is clearly evidenced on the slow burning intro, the almighty All He Has Read. It shows you the bands occult sensibilities and their ability to reach deep within themselves to help generate a reflection of the fucked up realities that we must all deal with on a day to day basis. Beyond that there is something vaguely orchestral about what Year Of The Goat do. It makes them all the more magical - they capture the imagination and show you that the genre still has a lot of unexplored corners. Sure - Year Of The Goat use a lot of old ideas, but their implementation is rather unique and gives added flavor to a fresh sound.
At the end of the day you have to acknowledge that Year Of The Goat are the kind of band who will blow your mind with soaring vocals and crunchy riffs that have just enough bite to keep you coming back again and again. At once melodic and groovy The Unspeakable sees Year Of The Goat really coming into their own as musicians and songwriters. Ready to take the world by storm I feel like this record represents a crucial stepping stone in what could very well be the next great rock and roll success story.
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