Although I’m not particularly inclined to do comparisons of any kind, Cult of the Goat deserves to mention a few, for the effect of some – distant, but pretty effective – similarities. This album fantastically, and unavoidably, remembers a little several important death metal acts, mostly technical. A little reminiscent of early Death (the classical Chuck Schuldiner band), with fragments of Cannibal Corpse, and mostly Carcass, this album certainly has grouped altogether the most fundamental components of the genre, giving it a completely audacious and more peculiar sonorous rampage, that evidently infuses in the genre a graceful and thoroughly hostile energy, that makes this work an emphatically interesting record to hear.
Although, in essence, there is nothing precisely new – or deeply innovative, so to speak – on this work, at least in a more superficial overtone, the enthusiastic rhythm of the music, the way the group seem to absorb, transpose and dilute the classic elements of the genre on their own creative terms, and the aggressive, but meticulously technical structure by which they sustain their music all the way through, are so majestically executed, that they deserve not only to be mentioned one by one, and little by little, but also to be profoundly appreciated.
An interesting record, that certainly has all the necessary qualities to please the most ardent enthusiasts of extreme metal with a more technical dilution, Cult of the Goat, by Norwegian metal group Deathcult, is essentially a fundamental milestone of the genre, in the contemporary underground scene.