Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, the latest full-length from blackened death thrash outfit GOATWHORE, smashed Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #9 position on the Current Hard Music Albums chart! Additional Billboard chart positions include:
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Unquestionably their fiercest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven stands among the most volatile and plainly dangerous records to come out of 2022. “Angels… consistently rages without ever devolving into the samey sounding banality that plagues so many less adept practitioners,” writes Decibel Magazine in a 9/10 review of the record, adding accurately, “Angels… just gets better the longer it plays.” In a 4.5/5 rating, MetalSucks concurs, “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven reeks of all-American sweat and grime while giving you a taste of authentic European flavor. It fuses death metal with the mysticism and other hallmarks of black metal, adds in some NOLA soul, injects adrenaline-fueled thrash elements, and builds upon the backbone of classic metal.” In another 9/10 score, Blabbermouth hails the band’s, “most diverse, epic and savage release all at once – an impressive feat for any band this deep into its career.” Adds Lambgoat in an 8/10 score, “Sammy Duet’s guitar sound is reminiscent of some of Matt Pike’s tones on later High On Fire releases, yet you can hear each rumbling riff and each delay-soaked lead part clearly and effectively. The drums pummel away at your ears, thundering along between d-beat, marching tom-heavy beats, and blasts; all of which are beaten into your ears at full velocity. The mix gives way for everything to be heard clearly, and you really can pick up on every bit of murderous, violent intent in the performances, especially in Louis Falgoust II’s vocals.“
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is available on CD, digitally, and LP on multiple color variants on Metal Blade Records. Preview and purchase yours today at: metalblade.com/goatwhore
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349), who handled the band’s Vengeful Ascension full-length, and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. Additionally, the band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the art of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow whose cryptic use of sigils holds deeper meaning to the record’s whole.
Cover art by Jordan Barlow.