Label: Aesthetic Death
Goatpsalm, particularly their latest album, Downstream, is a strange brew. They mix doom metal, black metal, death metal, industrial, and tribal music into a beautifully dark concoction. The mystical keys with the heavy guitars and primitive beats create a pensive atmosphere, full of wonder and dread. It feels like a journey through the forest at night, with only the moonlight guiding you. I rarely dig harsh vocals, but the strong instrumentation totally sold me on them here. Downstream is definitely one of the most unique metal albums I’ve ever heard. It is progressive and avant-garde in the most fundamental sense. Read my full review of it here.