Nobody
Gospel of the Goat
(2020)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre:
Acoustic black metal
Sounds Like:
Nocturnal Poisoning, Lord Belial
Monday, January 27, 2020
Black metal is such a distinct genre with some of the most loyal fans in metal. It's a thrill when we come across artists who look to expand beyond their genre. Nobody, a one man Finnish black metal artist has released a very calming, yet dark acoustic EP entitled In the Gospel of the Goat. Released by Inverse Records, Gospel of the Goat is a very unusual album. Tuomas Kauppinen, the mastermind behind this project creates a dismal and lonesome feel. The acoustic work is great as it captures a rustic natural sound, inject his whispering death screeching vocals and you a very unique death album. It seems to be a great companion for a winter hiking excursion or a patient afternoon of ice fishing. The bottom line is whatever metal you fancy, give Nobody a listen, it may open the door to various acoustic black metal artists.

Tracklist:
1. In the Arms of North 3:18
2. Desecrating the Priest's Daughter 2:54
3. Ritual of Flesh 3:43
4. The Feathered Serpent 3:26
5. The Temple 2:46

Standout Track(s)
”Ritual of Flesh” is dark and possess an otherworldly feel. Sounds like a young Dax Riggs on acid… a very cool tune, plus the acoustics are tremendous.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Night Swim by Florida based Coppertail Brewing Co. This 6.2% ABV American Porter is dark and luxurious with a rich and roasty flavor of chocolate. A nice lonesome companion for In the Arms of North.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
7.9 out of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
2 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
7.8 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
4.7 out of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
7.9 out of 11

Acoustic Prowess
10 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.5 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
3 out of 11

Production Value
6 out of 11

Final Thoughts
If death metal is not your cup of tea, we recommend giving this album a shot, it open the door to various death metal artists. Or if you this genre is right up your alley, this album will add great diversity to your collection.

Line-up:
Tuomas Kauppinen - Guitar, Vocals

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