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(GOAT) rolled through their set like a Sabbath-inspired Beast… - Drum Media Perth


(GOAT) rolled through their set like a Sabbath-inspired Beast… - Drum Media Perth


The sounds of two-piece stoner/sludge outfit Goat and Picnic bars share a lot in common: ugly, deliciousness and nuts. First bite of their latest EP Sign of the Dead reveals thick, gooey midtones and raw elements woven around downbeat rock themes. The release is a timely one with solid support for doom and gloom as a whole. Recorded at a suburban Buddhist temple, Sign of the Dead shares much of the same hypnotic sway-ability, becoming increasingly miserable as the EP progresses much to the heavily suppressed delight of genre fans. The variety of sounds provide an interesting enough listen and the creeping pace gnaws away at your soul as intended. Don’t listen while driving or you’ll be eyeing up light poles to ram into; such are the feelings of darkness and futility. - Drum Media Perth


The sounds of two-piece stoner/sludge outfit Goat and Picnic bars share a lot in common: ugly, deliciousness and nuts. First bite of their latest EP Sign of the Dead reveals thick, gooey midtones and raw elements woven around downbeat rock themes. The release is a timely one with solid support for doom and gloom as a whole. Recorded at a suburban Buddhist temple, Sign of the Dead shares much of the same hypnotic sway-ability, becoming increasingly miserable as the EP progresses much to the heavily suppressed delight of genre fans. The variety of sounds provide an interesting enough listen and the creeping pace gnaws away at your soul as intended. Don’t listen while driving or you’ll be eyeing up light poles to ram into; such are the feelings of darkness and futility. - Drum Media Perth


I listened to GOAT’s newie straight after I listened to Kucka’s, and I gotta say it proved to be the perfect foil to the latter’s complex, cerebral beauty. This is opposite – simple, visceral ugliness (but with a heart of gold). It’s stoner rock through and through – I could liken it to Queens of the Stone Age or Sleep, but hey you know what stoner rock sounds like. DOES IT GET THE THUMBS UP THOUGH? Yeah, it’s solid, and for a two piece the sound is huge – the guitar’s appropriately doused in lava, the drums are hulking and just a little bit sloppy when they need to be. The vocals are lacking in grit – sometimes almost pretty – but this quirk actually makes the songs more interesting, rather than emasculating them. ‘Bury The King’ is a nice bit of Sabbath homage, while “Melting In The Rain” pulls back into melodic semi-acoustic territory, and almost gets away with it. If you’re a long-time sludge fan, this EP will offer nothing new per se to your sphere of listening, but it will certainly scratch that itch for Homme-type fuzz riffery. - Cool Perth Nights


I listened to GOAT’s newie straight after I listened to Kucka’s, and I gotta say it proved to be the perfect foil to the latter’s complex, cerebral beauty. This is opposite – simple, visceral ugliness (but with a heart of gold). It’s stoner rock through and through – I could liken it to Queens of the Stone Age or Sleep, but hey you know what stoner rock sounds like. DOES IT GET THE THUMBS UP THOUGH? Yeah, it’s solid, and for a two piece the sound is huge – the guitar’s appropriately doused in lava, the drums are hulking and just a little bit sloppy when they need to be. The vocals are lacking in grit – sometimes almost pretty – but this quirk actually makes the songs more interesting, rather than emasculating them. ‘Bury The King’ is a nice bit of Sabbath homage, while “Melting In The Rain” pulls back into melodic semi-acoustic territory, and almost gets away with it. If you’re a long-time sludge fan, this EP will offer nothing new per se to your sphere of listening, but it will certainly scratch that itch for Homme-type fuzz riffery. - Cool Perth Nights


Discography

Sign of the Dead (EP) - 2012

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“(GOAT) rolled through their set like a Sabbath-inspired Beast...” -Mike Bowring (Drum Media)

GOAT are a doom metal duo from Perth, Australia that formed in late 2011.

Their debut EP 'Sign of the Dead' was recorded over a nine month period at the Dhammaloka Buddhist Temple and released independently on the 5th May 2012. It quickly became the local feature album on RTR FM and received glowing reviews.

“for a two piece the sound is huge – the guitar’s appropriately doused in lava, the drums are hulking and just a little bit sloppy when they need to be...it will certainly scratch that itch for Homme-type fuzz riffery.” –Lyndon Blue (Cool Perth Nights)

The EP’s lead single ‘Bury the King’ was also nominated for the WAM Song Of The Year 2012.

GOAT have supported fellow stoner acts Arrowhead (NSW) and Broozer (VIC) and are currently working on new material set for release in 2013.