Release DetailsLABEL October 32nd
RELEASED ON 6/24/2003
Storming the Gates
posted on 8/2003 By:
Flying straight out of 1987 on their wyverns of destruction and screaming for vengeance, Jason Decay (bass/vokills), Brandon Wars (guitars), and Steel Rider (drums) bring you heavy metal intensity in the name of Goat Horn. For whatever reason, when I first got my hands on this album, I expected some grim black metal with a name like Goat Horn, but instead I was bombarded by straight-up heavy metal straight out of the 80's. Formed in Ontario, Canada in 1999, these guys are a far cry from the Canadian metal I'm used to, that being Cryptopsy, Quo Vadis, Martyr, and Kataklysm. Taking heavy influence from Judas Priest-style heavy metal, shredding guitars and sing-along choruses abound. It's tough not to want to throw up the horns, but then the cheesiness of the music brings me back to reality and I can't help but chuckle. Most riffs ride along at a galloping pace, but some almost reminded me a bit of Pantera with some Cowboys from Hell-inspired riffage. The vokills are done in that old heavy metal/bay area thrash-type style where they're sung but with a bit of a rasp. Now I have nothing against listening to some good old-fashioned heavy metal, but Storming the Gates just does absolutely nothing for me. If you really want some old-school heavy metal to listen to, you're better off picking up some old Priest, because unless you're still stuck in the 80's and refuse to leave, I can assure you this release will not do much for you.
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