Constricting Rage of the Merciless

Goatwhore

Constricting Rage of the Merciless

July 8, 2014

Death Metal

Rather than mess with the formula, Goatwhore opted to simply turn everything up, resulting in the least forward-thinking, yet most sonically rewarding and punishing album of their career. As per usual, they are ruthlessly efficient, unmerciful, redundant, triumphant, and wholly invested in darkness, volume, destruction, and little else.

- James Monger

Von

Sigur Rós

Von

1997

Alternative/Indie Rock

The band was still finding its way on its debut LP, which features songs like the fractured "Hún Jörð...," a percussion and distortion-driven track that eschews the band's usual fragility for something that borders on aggression -- it even has outright screaming vocals. They don't play that one live these days.

- Chris Steffen