Electric Hellfire Club

Kiss the Goat

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With its wicked spoken-word testaments to satan and its tributes to serial killers, Kiss the Goat is perhaps the most evil creation of Electric Hellfire Club. The group's sinister industrial pulse lacks the pure gothic/dance aesthetic of their debut, Burn Baby Burn, and the whole package has a bit more of a conceptual flavor. While the form exhibited on the record's many dark sermons outweighs the funky function of Kiss the Goat, numbers like "Evil Genius (Queen of Sin)" and "Love Is the Law" demonstrate enough sweaty, industrial groove-mongering to entice listeners who aren't necessarily aligned with Electric Hellfire Club's unholy agenda. All the demonic posturing and a lack of musical continuity make this a slightly more specialized release that only devoted fans of the band and satanists will fully appreciate.

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