Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Butcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot



Ever want a speed metal band who not only bring in elements of black metal and thrash but who also carry it delightfully over the top? Well then the hyper power assault of Butcher is exactly what you were looking for. In 2017 Butcher emerged from a long hiatus with a masterful debut full length, Bestial Fukkin War Machine. Since then they have carved a path of violence across Europe. This has culminated in a new album, the delightfully over the top 666 Goats Carry My Chariot. This is a band that do exactly what it says on the tin.

A cursory glane at the album art tells you basically all that you need to know about the band. They are unleashing pure hellfire on 666 Goats Carry My Chariot. Their blend of genres is addictive and makes for a sound that is decidedly 'metal'. The frenetic guitar playing on a track like 'Sentinels Of Dethe' is perfectly indicative of the sort of ADD riffing that helps to make this such a fun album. As the band careen forward leaping from peak to peak, Butcher prove that they are consistently among the greats. Though this is a face melting record, 666 Goats Carry My Chariot is compelling listening, with enough musical depth to ensure multiple spins.

I think what gets me about this album is how many influences Butcher are able to showcase whilst simultaneously delivering a cohesive whole. That is to say, through it all, 666 Goats Carry My Chariot is able to simultaneously demonstrate the impact of Slayer on a track like 'Metallstrom, Face The Butcher' as easily as they show their love for Bathory a few tracks later on the title track '666 Goats Carry My Chariot'. This kind of diversity would hamstring most bands, but Butcher pull it off with aplomb making for a fascinating musical journey.

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